The Thief and the Cobbler: Recobbled Cut Mark 5

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http://orangecow.org/thief/Nasrudin-PriceWilliams.jpg

Here is an image of Vincent Price and Richard Williams in 1970. Look closely at it. Now, also read along with the Nasrudin script.


Fast fade to black.
We track back from a large black circle, which turns out to be the mouth of the palace herald, surrounded by four trumpeters; the assembled populace in serried ranks outside the palace below.

PALACE HERALD: Ooooooooooooh ! People!

Great hush.

The King Has Chosen Our Own Mulla Nasrudin As Ambassador To India!

Wild cheer from crowd, including:

CROWD:
Good old Nasrudin ! That’s our man ! We knew he’d make it ! He’ll look after our interests!

PALACE HERALD:
Long Live Ambassador Nasrudin!

CROWD:
Long Live Ambassador Nasrudin ! Long Live Ambassador Nasrudin! Long Live Ambassador Nasrudin ! Etc...

Trumpets blasting. Fade to black.

VIZIER IN
CAVE
(Sequence 16)
Sound carries over as we fade in on the revolving Grand Vizier’s green eye- balls.

VIZIER: Ambassador?

Track out revealing his face.

Ambassador Nasrudin?

Track out a little further to show that Anwar is in a grey-green cave, with flickering candle-light.

I’ll teach Nasrudin to thwart Anwar the Grand Vizier!

We have pulled back sufficiently now to show a vulture perched on Anwar’s shoulder. He is an exact vulture duplicate of Anwar.

VULTURE:
Anwar, The Grand Vizier! Clack! Clack! Clack !

VIZIER:
I’ll fix him!

VULTURE:
(shooting out his claw)
I’ll Fix Him! Clack! Clack! Clack!

VIZIER:
(oily sentiment)
My Friends ...

Cut back to reveal the assembled sycophants sitting in a semi -circle at his feet.

...you have done well to befriend Nasrudin,

The Vulture’s head sinks into his neck feathers,

VULTURE: Argghh ...

VIZIER:
Now ... This Is What We Do ...

He points his bejewelled fingers at camera and a red ruby comes upright into lens, which does a combination of ripple glass and vaseline dissolve to a treasure chest full of glittering jewels. Anwar’s dialogue is mixed over his own whisper and four or five tracks of his own voice superimposed on itself.

VIZIER:
Steal the jewels from his gift treasure chest, and replace them with earth!

(We see through a white haze these scenes being enacted out in pantomime, giving a flash-forward effect)

VIZIER:
Teach him the wrong court etiquette!
-Get him to call the great mogul of india by the wrong titles!
Give him a broken sword to defend himself with on the journey!

Same mixture of ripple and vaseline dissolve as a red ruby on the Vizier’s finger draws back away from the camera.

Back to Anwar in the cave.

VIZIER:
And for the final trick, get him to hire a caravan master...

VULTURE:
Caravan Master ... Ark! Clack! Clack! Clack!

VIZIER:
who might...

The background starts to slowly dissolve lighter and the Vulture, on Anwar’s shoulder, slowly fades away,

VIZIER:
... be wearing dark glasses
(dark glasses slowly fade on Anwar)
and a purple robe....
(his black robes dissolve to a violent purple)
with an orange sash ...
(orange sash fades on round his middle. The background is getting much lighter now)
and who will be heavily bearded.
(a large red beard dissolves on his face.)

Dissolve.

MARKET PLACE (Sequence 17)

There is the sound of a marketplace and we pull back to reveal the fully disguised CARAVAN MASTER/VIZIER in the bustling marketplace, at noon.
We pan through the crowd hubbub to find Nasrudin surrounded by various townspeople, crying such things as:

Nasrudin, what do we do about the firewood? Nasrudin, what do we do about the sheep?
Nasrudin, where do we put the tents? And the water jars? And the wood? And the cooking pots? And the camels? ‘..

We have pulled back now to reveal a large crowd full of goats, camels and paraphernalia for the trip, with the sycophants looking on from behind Some Ali Baba type oil pots. The sycophants force
their way through the crowd to Nasrudin, and bow and scrape before him.
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Re: The Thief and the Cobbler: Recobbled Cut Mark 4

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Garrett Gilchrist wrote:No fucking comment.
http://dorkshelf.com/2014/01/10/films-in-brief-11014/
"The actual Thief and the Cobbler is really terrible"?

Alright, that's it! I shouldn't have to take this abuse! I want out! I'm done! You can't reason with these people!..
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http://www.awn.com/animationworld/rowla ... hn-culhane

An interesting note from John Culhane in this remembrance of Rowland B. Wilson ... He states that he and Wilson were the models for two submachine-gun firing gangsters in a Richard Williams commercial.

I presume those are the gangsters we see at 5 minutes here:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PeayVYje ... 4504F4CECA
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A bit of fan music. A heavy metal song by Equestrian Lord dedicated to The Thief and the Cobbler.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=72oU1IOvrpg

He's known at Thrashterpiece86 on these forums.
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Ladies and gentlemen, Neil Boyle's animated film, The Last Belle.
http://www.thelastbelle.com/
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ja1sjfnfjg0
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How strange - I'd watched Neil Boyle's The Last Belle and the Sylvain Chomet "Triplets of Belleville" Simpsons couch gag on the same day, and noted that the animation in each was very similarly well-observed. Turns out that's no accident ....
http://thelastbelleblog.blogspot.com/20 ... l?spref=fb
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All this talk of Russia invading Crimea. A war in Crimea didn't work out too well last time.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=43PpM6hTbG0

Chris Buck and Jennifer Lee just won the Oscar for Disney's Frozen. Chris Buck also did some work on an early, discarded version of the film that became Who Framed Roger Rabbit. He might be the first person to animate Jessica Rabbit - who was a villain here. For Robert Zemeckis' film, drafts of the script were written where Jessica Rabbit or Baby Herman were villains - in keeping with the noir/mystery genre's tradition that every character could be a suspect. In the novel that inspired the film, Roger Rabbit is himself a villain - and already dead when the story begins.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rDKfLZNMtmU
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