The myth is not yours.
I'm recognizing myself having a thing for overlong, excessive movies with a troublesome production process. Like Heaven's Gate by Cimino, I also found myself deeply in love with his 5 hour epic vision, this completely immoderate opus. Those little moments in film history, when a 'wunderkind' is granted complete artistic freedom while having a disproportionate amount of budget for an exorbitant project. In the end, they rarely succeed (if you believe the critical reception of both Heaven's Gate and this),…