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The Palace of The Arabian Nights , Le palais des mille et une nuits (1905)









The second posting in this series regarding movie adaptations from 1001 Nights. This is the first motion picture adaption. The Palace of The Arabian Nights was produced by Georges Melies. A typical Melies fantasy with walking trees, crawling white bears and balled dancers. Based of the tale of 1001 Nights. Aside from watching something over 106 years old, it is interesting to note the mixture of themes in this film, from skeletons, ballet dancers, and "sultans". Finding the entire length video was slightly challenging, however once it was acquired I uploaded the video in its entirety. 

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