Picture Perfect: August 17 - A Thousand and One Nights at the Movies
The Arabian Nights, traditional folk stories from the Orient, have come to us filtered through the sensibilities of Western translators. Further translation was required to get the stories from page to screen, so it’s hardly surprising to find Sinbad, for instance, fighting a giant walrus. Tune in for an hour of movie enchantments, with music from “The Seventh Voyage of Sinbad” (Bernard Herrmann), “Sinbad and the Eye of the Tiger” (Roy Budd), “Aladdin” (Alan Menken), and “The Thief of Bagdad” (Miklós Rózsa). Discover an Aladdin’s Cave of cinematic delights, this Friday at 6 pm.