Sunday, April 07, 2019

Quick Take: The Fabulous Baron Munchausen (Karel Zeman, 1962)

The Fabulous Baron Munchausen is a fantastical voyage that not only made me feel like a kid again, but a kid who might have seen this in a theatre in 1962, before I was born. Wonderfully inventive, rich in sumptuous detail--it's the kind of waking dream that's slightly creepy and frightening in some spots, yet too whimsical to be (quite) nightmarish. One of a rare breed of perfect films that masterfully accomplishes exactly what it set out to do.

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