LAWRENCE JORDAN • 9m 34s
The film unfolds in three acts: Act I ("Cyrano"), wherein Cyrano makes all manner of boasts and compares his lady-love to the marvels of the universe; Act II ("Prometheus"), in which pagan forces are compared with the supposed genteel nature of the 19th century; Act III ("Time Travel"), whereby there is a hop-scotch of travel in time! In which the viewer moves among various "times" partially drawn entirely from imagination, partially from allusion to specific visual historic and prehistoric periods. It is not a straight-line progression but a flipping back-and-forth through glimpses of various ages, carried along by the surreal antics of its objects and characters.
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