I realize Lola Montes is considered to be a Max Ophuls's masterpiece; and that it is a landmark of postwar cinema in that it makes a woman the subject of the action, rather than an object; and that it is a cult favorite; and that the performances from Peter Ustinov, Martine Carroll and Anton Wallbrook are compelleing; and that the costumes and sets are glittering pieces of cinematic gold.
But why then does it have to be so goddamn boring? Kathy and I tried watching this one TWICE before throwing in the towel. I actually fell asleep both times.
Sorry Sir Peter, wherever you are. I'm getting "Topkapi" next week to watch you steal the jewelled dagger. That should square things between us.