Die Abenteuer des Prinzen Achmed

Stummfilmvertonung
Lotte Reiniger · DE 1926 · 65‘ · HDV · OF

Sa 04.04.2020 – 22:30 – p.m.k

Detaillierte Scherenschnitte rasen über psychedelische Farben und erzählen die Geschichte des Prinzen Achmeds, auf Odyssee, um die gestohlene Kalifentochter zu retten. 1926 von Lotte Reiniger in Berlin konzipiert und realisiert, gehört Die Abenteuer des Prinzen Achmed heute zu den Klassikern des frühen Animationsfilms. Für die Vertonung des Films erarbeiteten die vier Musiker Yukio Gaderer [Keyboard], Nikolaus Gohm [Moog], Tobias Klingler [E-Gitarre] und Christoph Stoll [Nord-Drumpad] einen rhythmusdominierten Soundtrack, der den Prinzen gnadenlos durch sein Abenteuer peitscht und ihm nur wenige Verschnaufpausen gönnt. – „Wir sprengen die Hochzeit!“. (T.K.)

Detailed silhouettes run across psychedelic colors and tell the story of Prince Achmed on an odyssey to save the stolen caliph‘s daughter. Designed and realized by Lotte Reiniger in Berlin in 1926, The Adventures of Prince Achmed is one of the classics of early animated film today. For the setting of the film, the four musicians Yukio Gaderer [keyboard], Nikolaus Gohm [Moog], Tobias Klingler [e-guitar] and Christoph Stoll [Nord-Drumpad] developed a rhythm dominated soundtrack that mercilessly whips the prince through his adventure and allow him only a few breaks. „We blow up the wedding!“. (T.K.)

Lotte Reiniger:German animator, a pioneer in silhouette cartoons whose work was based on the traditions of the oriental shadow theatre. Started with the Max Reinhardt Theatre Company in the late 1910s. Made her first full-length animated feature, Die Abenteuer des Prinzen Achmed (1926). During the 1930‘s, worked in Canada and in Britain (for the GPO Film Unit). Most of her output consisted of short films. Among many shadow plays for the BBC, she turned out her first silhouette color work with Jack and the Beanstalk (1956). She absented herself from the cinema for ten years following the death of her husband and collaborator, Carl Koch. In her later years, she lectured in shadow animation in Europe and the US. (imdb).

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