Is there a more skillful combination of seemingly high (opera) and low (cartoons) art ever produced? It sends up both deliciously with an epic story, expressionistic lighting and emotional heft. Most feels like The Red Shoes' ballet but this is funnier and darker. You've gotta feel sorry for Elmer here.
09/23/18 - Digital - Whitsell Auditorium - This is a pretty wonderful achievement. It manages to be intensely funny and dramatic at the same time. It might be the best looking of all the Looney Tunes shorts. There's some unforgettable expressionist imagery, especially at the end.