Il fiore delle mille e una notte, The flower of 1001 Nights 1974
This is the fourth posting regarding adaptations from 1001 Nights. We have seen one commercial movie about every 25 years now taking one to the mid 1970s. Directed by Pier Pasolini, as the third film in his "Trilogy of Life" series. Each of these movies has their own strengths, and this film invokes the storytelling suspense that exists in many of the short stories. In terms of costumes and sets, the filming was done across North Africa, Yemen, Iran and beyond. In that there is a "realness" to the shots, combined with various visual influences including Bedouin, Ethiopian, Tibet, and Persian.