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An Opinion Poll for

Son of Sinbad

 

Son of Sinbad VHS Tape Cover
 
1) How would you rate the movie Son of Sinbad, with dancing by Nejla Ates?
Absolutely fantastic!
Definitely would recommend it.
Good enough to be worth the money, but not special.
Disappointing, but had at least a little value.
Nothing good about it at all.
 

 

The above poll includes responses submitted since March 12, 2006.

 

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Shira's Mini-Review

Son of Sinbad

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Year Released  1955
Dancer Nejla Ates
Shira's Feedback The opening market performance by Nejla Ates is excellent, and one of the best portrayals I've seen of belly dance in a Western-made movie.

The movie contains four dance scenes, but only the one in the opening market scene by Nejla Ates could be considered belly dance. But ah, that opening dance scene! It lasts nearly 4 minutes, and Nejla is a "real" belly dancer from Turkey. She moves beautifully, and does a magnificent standing backbend in which her head nearly reaches the floor. Her costume is an attractive bra/belt set with a 3-panel circle skirt that has slits on either side of the front panel, exposing her legs all the way up to the belt.

The second dance scene is mostly what I'd think of as modern dance with a few belly dance moves (snake arms, veil swishing, hip circles) inserted for flavor. It contains about 1 1/4 minutes of dancing. The third dance scene features a dancer named Kalantan. Although she wears a costume that looks like belly dancing garb, her actual dance consists of modern dance style moves. The fourth and final dance scene features Sally Forrest as the dancer. It's about 2 1/2 minutes in length, and is definitely based on modern dance, with lots of high kicks and such.

 

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