Below is a post I put on alt.movie, asking about two movies. Both present and past tenses are used on the article. For example, on the second paragraph, I says "the film was titled "Alibaba ..." back when I watched it in China. Then I use present tense to describe what happenes on the movie - "Alibaba buys his wife ..." Is that correct, OK, or wrong? It'd be even better if you can correct it.
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I watched two fascinating - by my definition - fairy-tale movies when I was a kid in China. I want to find out about them and hopefully find copies at US local video stores.

One film was titled 'Alibaba and forty thieves' in Chinese. At one scene, Alibaba buys his future wife from a slave market. At another scene, Alibaba says a code, 'sesame' in Chinese, to open a door to a cave where hidden treasure is found. The movie was very funny.
The second film has to do with magic carpet. A king sends a three-person crew to a desert to get a magical rose, which is supposed to give the king more power. They fly on a flying carpet. In the desert, they meet a giene in a bottle and other scary stuff. One of the them is a beggar kid, who has three chances to ask for help from a mysterious helper whenever in danger.
I believe both film were in color when I watched in 1980's. And I remember both films were very popular in China at the time.
By my judgement, they were made in 1980's. Might not be from Hollywood. I searched www.imdb.com with 'Alibaba and forty thieves' and 'magic carpet', but nothing turned up to be from 1980's. Please help me find out about these two films.
Anyone care to answer my question?
angel (Email Removed) wrote on 10 Nov 2003:
Below is a post I put on alt.movie, asking about ... buys his wife ..." Is that correct, OK, or wrong?

It's fine, as long as you continue to use the present tense when describing the action in the films. You don't want to confuse the reader.
It'd be even better if you can correct it.

Don't ask for too much and you won't be disappointed.
=== I watched two fascinating - by my definition - ... 1980's. Please help me find out about these two films.

Anyone care to answer my question?

I've done that, but I'm not going to correct your writing. Sorry.