the whole things looks beautiful, and shot so well as to encapsulate the way that smells are described in the book. somehow, you experience the smells of the world through audio and visual media. it doesn't make any sense but it's a testimony to the quality of cinematography.
i also have to give some deal of cred to a director that managed to film an orgy that big, and still retain the style and integrity of the rest of the film. that takes some doing.
i'd happily give it a go.