A story about this — 5 years ago
The intertwining of four stories from different historical epochs was a novel idea at the time (1916), but it makes the movie difficult to follow and requires a lot of text explanation, detracting from the overall flow of the film. It’s also very long (197 min.), and none of the heroines have names. Sorry, but I could not get into this. It’s clear to me why it was a flop at the box office when it first appeared, but critics have kept it alive for future generations to yawn at or applaud. My two cents: it does not belong on the list a AFI’s 100 greatest films. Not a favorite of mine.