Title: Die Abenteuer des Prinzen Achmed
Length: 66 minutes
Director: Lotte Reiniger
Writer: Lotte Reiniger [based on Arabian Nights]
Music: Wolfgang Zeller
Synopsis: a prince kidnaps a demon woman, then has to rescue her from further kidnappers
How I saw it: on video (rented from Netflix), yesterday
Concept: Great. The first ever animated feature film.
Characters: Indifferent. Fairytale archetypes.
Pacing: Indifferent. It moves way too quickly. If you blink you’ll miss something.
Special effects/design: Great.
Subjective Rating: 8/10 (Great). It’s no Snow White, but it’s pretty awesome. Coming from someone who has been so far generally underwhelmed by silent films, this is by far the best one I’ve seen.
Objective Rating: 3.1/4 (Very good).