Jan. 7th, 2012

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It was my New Year's Resolution to get Netflix. So I did, and it has already expanded my world! The first film I watched on Netflix, using my new internet-enabled Blu-Ray player, was the first feature-length silhouette animation ever created. It's one I've wanted to see for years (should have seen for my thesis) but never had access to, until now: Lotte Reineger's 1926 film The Adventures of Prince Achmed.

The Adventures of Prince Achmed is the single most thorough-going example of animated Orientalism that I have ever seen.

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