A Midsummer Night’s Dream
The wedding of the King of Athens and the Queen of the Amazons.
There are influences on Bergman’s The Magic Flute, Fleming’s The Wizard of Oz, and Blake Edwards’ S.O.B.
“Man is but an ass.”
“As the Western canon’s go-to guy,” said J. Hoberman in the Village Voice, “even more pop.”
Variety commended a “commendable effort.”
Dave Kehr (Chicago Reader) saw “bewilderingly artsy compositions.”
Geoff Andrew of Time Out Film Guide writes that “accusations of kitsch are perfectly justified.”
William Dieterle is there to see that everything goes correctly.