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AdGuzman's avatar


Oooh my! An amazing and exquisite piece of art, the vivid colors, the silhouettes created are beyond words, the story telling is bold for its time and tender at the same time
6 years 1 month ago
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Pallium Invisibilitatem

Simply stunning and really advanced at the time of its release :)
10 years 4 months ago
seithscott's avatar


magnificent, and with a great story. Completely enthralling.
11 years 11 months ago
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Bram Kuiper

So she falls in love with the person who brutally abducts her?
3 years 1 month ago
nihonjindesuka's avatar


the animations were done with so much love it's just a blast to watch the movie. if it weren't for the intertitles one could barely imagine it was done over 90 years ago, feels like it could be released today. despite having some weaknesses concerning the story it definitely earned a spot among my favorite silent movies.
5 years 1 month ago
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Jumping Elephant

I have to disagree with both of the previous posts. I found it enthralling from the beginning; I also think that it's perhaps one of the best films I've ever seen.
12 years 6 months ago
Siskoid's avatar


The first animated feature, 1926's The Adventures of Prince Achmed, is a wonder to behold. A tale from the Arabian Nights, Prince Achmed's story also intersects with the better know Aladdin for extra star power, but the real star is director/animator Lotte Reiniger. She was, put simply, a visionary and a genius. I'm sure I've seen her work before. She worked on through the 1980s and I think I remember her fairy tales on TV when kids' shows needed animated shorts. Her world of expressive silhouettes, animated rather than puppeteered, never felt so grandiose than in Prince Achmed though. Looking at it, you don't quite know how it was made, how she and her team managed the special effects or the precision of the acting. The frame is teeming with fantastical figures. What a joy it was to then watch the documentary feature on her life and seeing the articulated figures used in the film, still intact. Some insight on how the film was made, but it doesn't lose its sheen as a sort of magical artifact, somehow alive and organic in a way few animated films are.
1 year 12 months ago
allisoncm's avatar


Great! The first full-length animated film.
9 years 10 months ago
Dieguito's avatar


Simple and vivid! A full of colors shadowed animation with a great fairy tale story.
11 years 2 months ago
badblokebob's avatar


It’s remarkable how much character Reiniger manages to convey with just ‘simple’ silhouettes. Truly the work of a master.
2 years 1 month ago
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(removed by mod: please post in English)
9 years 10 months ago
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10 years ago
Joculator's avatar


Hmm, why weren't more movies made this way?
11 years ago
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