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"...It glitters and dazzles....The film is famous for its elaborate camera movements, its graceful style, its sets, its costumes....We sit in admiration of Ophuls' visual display, so fluid and intricate..."Chicago Sun-Times "[T]his 1953 study of obsessive love shows Max Ophuls at the height of his directorial powers."Uncut "...An elegant, visually opulent piece of work....One of the high points of French romantic cinema as well as a sublime piece of filmmaking..."Los Angeles Times "A socialite hocks her diamonds to pay her shopping debts, sparking a series of lies, heartbreak, and tragedy....Savage and mesmerizing..." -- Grade: AEntertainment Weekly "...This elegant, ironic and wise romantic tragedy has quite a cult..."USA Today "Dating from 1953, this was Max Ophls penultimate film and perhaps his final flawless masterpiece."Total Film26.61563

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"...It still looks so modern -- saving that there is no one around any more who can combine such flamboyant spectacle with such fluidity, dexterity, lightness, invention..." Sight and Sound "...Ophuls' camera swirls around, catching all the action and coarse pageantry, and the effect is invigorating..."Los Angeles Times "It is all of a piece from beginning to end: The mood, the music, the remarkably fluid camera movement, the sets, the costumes....The actors are in Ophuls' complete control, an additional element in his examination of the romantic myth."Chicago Sun-Times "[T]his work of overwhelming visual excess truly soars due to the director's legendarily meticulous and expressive camera movements."Film Comment "[A] masterpiece....It's in a league with CITIZEN KANE, THE RED SHOES, and other movies that operate on a higher plane of sophistication and creativity than their contemporaries." -- Grade: AA.V. Club26.41194

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"...The work still dazzles..." Sight and Sound 4 stars out of 5 -- "[T]here's stuff here to rival BOOGIE NIGHTS' sinuous opening shot, as Ophuls pirouettes his camera around and about amorous couples in 19th Century Vienna."Total Film26.41194

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"...It still looks so modern -- saving that there is no one around any more who can combine such flamboyant spectacle with such fluidity, dexterity, lightness, invention..." Sight and Sound "...Ophuls' camera swirls around, catching all the action and coarse pageantry, and the effect is invigorating..."Los Angeles Times "It is all of a piece from beginning to end: The mood, the music, the remarkably fluid camera movement, the sets, the costumes....The actors are in Ophuls' complete control, an additional element in his examination of the romantic myth."Chicago Sun-Times "[T]his work of overwhelming visual excess truly soars due to the director's legendarily meticulous and expressive camera movements."Film Comment "[A] masterpiece....It's in a league with CITIZEN KANE, THE RED SHOES, and other movies that operate on a higher plane of sophistication and creativity than their contemporaries." -- Grade: AA.V. Club26.41193

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"[This] film addresses fundamental questions about the author's responsibility to her/his creations..."Sight and Sound "[P]erhaps Ophuls's most abstract, most musical film. The frenzied resistance to the passage of time dramatized in the opening sequence gradually modulates into the becalmed, mature acceptance of the concluding episode."New York Times26.12285

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"...An elegant, visually opulent piece of work....One of the high points of French romantic cinema as well as a sublime piece of filmmaking..." Los Angeles Times "...It glitters and dazzles....The film is famous for its elaborate camera movements, its graceful style, its sets, its costumes....We sit in admiration of Ophuls' visual display, so fluid and intricate..." Chicago Sun-Times "...This elegant, ironic and wise romantic tragedy has quite a cult..."USA Today "[T]his 1953 study of obsessive love shows Max Ophuls at the height of his directorial powers." Uncut "A socialite hocks her diamonds to pay her shopping debts, sparking a series of lies, heartbreak, and tragedy....Savage and mesmerizing..." -- Grade: AEntertainment Weekly26.12285

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"Ophuls' masterful balance of viewpoints allows the viewer to perceive the long flashback that constitutes the film's main body as both a literal embodiment of Lisa's romantic fantasy and a critique of said romanticism."Sight and Sound0.5007133

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"Ophuls' masterful balance of viewpoints allows the viewer to perceive the long flashback that constitutes the film's main body as both a literal embodiment of Lisa's romantic fantasy and a critique of said romanticism."Sight and Sound0.4172611

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