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5.0 out of 5 stars One of the greatest films ever, 3 Feb 2005
This review is from: Lola Montes [DVD] [1955] [US Import] (DVD)
I first saw this on TV about 20 years ago, and was delighted to see that it had appeared on DVD. My memory hadn't let me down. This is an amazing film, full of stunning images, vast crowd scenes, subtle use of EastmanColour, amazing fluid camera movement, low-key naturalistic acting, and wonderful performances.
Lola Montez was an 'adventuress', who, in this lightly fictionalised account of her life, has ended up in a circus, re-enacting key scenes from her life. In flashback, we see what really happended, starting with an unhappy marriage, her career as a dancer, and affairs with Liszt and the King of Bavaria (Anton Walbrook), the latter causing a revolution! Lola is played by Martine Carol, a wonderful French actress, and the ring-master in the circus scenes is a youthful Peter Ustinov. Mention must also be made of Auric's music, which captures the mood exactly.
This film is truly astonishing in its lavish detail and epic flair, and I can't recommend it highly enough.
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