Striking, mesmerizing, hypnotic... Its scope and ambition inspire a dizzying vertigo. Overwhelming, operatic, romantic, dreamlike, nightmarish, beautiful, exaggerated. Here's a myth of cultural antagonism and freedom found at the expense of others. It's a pity no better transfer yet exists, and this hasn't received a criterion level restoration. It would likely be a top 5 film of all time for me. It still might be.