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Based on its infamous reputation

I thought I was going to hate it. I am a huge fan of movies and really into cinema history. Everything I have read about the film has been negative. A writer/director with an ego larger than the sky rocketed budget, a movie that nearly bankrupted a studio, and destroyed creative freedom for directors for a long while. But watching it I really liked it. Yes, it’s a long movie but I never felt it dragged and looks beautiful. Was anyone else impressed with the movie?