One thousand pounds for an elephant? It's outrageous! You've been diddled.
Undoubtedly. But it's not often one needs an elephant in a hurry.
With over 1,000 sets, globe-spanning location shots, dozens of big-name cameos, and a cast including thousands of buffaloes, sheep, donkeys, horses and monkeys, as well as nearly 70,000 costumed extras, I’m not sure if this deserved an Oscar for Best Picture, but it certainly deserved one for Most Picture.
It’s an odd film, beginning with a tribute to author Jules Verne, a rocket launch, and a significant portion of 1902’s groundbreaking French film A Trip to the Moon, and ending with a 7-minute credit sequence that recreates the whole story in simple animated form. In between is…