A few years ago Terry Gilliam made a Munchhausen movie. I have vague recollections of Mork/Robbin William's Head floating around on a platter, and not really getting the movie at all.
A few nights ago Turner Classic Movies had the Nazi version of Munchhausen on... made in '42. This starred a gentleman named Hans Alber(?) who has an uncanny resemblance to (both literally and stylistically) to George C. Scott. It's like he could be George's elder brother.
Like Gilliam's movie, twas a little strange. It was fully interesting just being a real nazi and german, and what did Hitler call it?, movie, about Germany and Russia and Turkey and well, Venice; the moon and the castle. The scenery was sometime beautific; was color. And interesting colors. And interesting costumes, and well, interesting ways... There were negro slaves in Turkey, but no sign of Jews... Supposedly, a product of Goebbels, Inc.
But unlike Gilliam's movie, the history itself was sort of interesting. Catherine the Great was something of a whore, and Turkey was filled with libidinous idiots... (and a little Harem nudity!). There was a semblance of plot to this movie that I don't remember about Gilliam's. The plot being basically about the history of eastern europe. There are odd parallels when a notorious criminal Count suggests a plot to take over Poland that the Baron turns down, and another comment about how war and drama and the like are something he uses whereas the other abuses.. The Count ultimately proffers unending life as a reward for a benificence from the Baron...