when bad is good (or when kooky is superb)
One of the few films I felt impelled to login to comment. From the obtuse symbolism and overt "dramaculism" to the massive fake sets and cheesily clever (cleverly cheesy?) props, forget the out-of-sync business (that only adds to its' charm) --- I rarely am glued to a 2 hour movie but this was fantasmagorical foshizzle. Of course lighting was difficult for everything 40-50 years ago.
Just as I would give John Water's "Female Trouble" a 10/10 this gets one from me as well. And it did not make ANY difference that I just watched "I'm a born liar" a few days ago. I already knew Fellini was a madman genius (genius madman?) and this gem is a perfect example. Enjoyed tremendously.
My psychiatrist told me I was crazy and I said I want a second opinion. He said okay, you're ugly too.
Rodney Dangerfield (1921 -2004)