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Gothic Riots: The Work of Hein Heckroth


Gothic Riots:
The Work of Hein Heckroth

The following essay was originally written for Criterion’s website in 2005, on the occasion of the DVD release of Powell and Pressburger’s The Tales of Hoffmann. We have posted it here to coincide with BFI Southbank’s ongoing Hein Heckroth exhi

By Andrew Moor

The Thief of Bagdad: Arabian Fantasies

For centuries, a double helix of fact and fiction about the East has spiraled into legend and entered the West’s popular imagination. Inevitably, cinema quickly tapped into a reservoir of oriental tales to quench its thirst for romantic fantasy, ad…

By Andrew Moor