ICE-Vision: Thief of Bagdad (Alexander Korda, 1940)
Thursday, October 22 at 8 PM
Lamar Dodd School of Art Room S150
Film Studies major Will Stephenson continues ICE’s informal weekly series, selecting a variety of world cinema classics and subcultural curiosities.
“It remains one of the greatest of fantasy films, on a level with The Wizard of Oz. To see either film is to see the cinema incorporating every technical art learned in the 1930s and employing them to create enchanting visions. Today, when dizzying CGI effects, the Queasy-Cam and a frantic editing pace seem to move films closer to video games, witness the beauty of Thief of Bagdad and mourn.”