Here are three French magazine articles on the making of Napoleon. Not surprisingly, there was widespread interest in France in the making of the epic film. At the time, numerous articles ran in various French newspapers and magazines - including the country's film journals - detailing the production.
The San Francisco Silent Film Festival is presenting Kevin Brownlow's restoration of Abel Gance's five-and-one-half hour Napoleon for four performances only on March 24, 25, 31 and April 1. This once in a generation cinematic event is set to take place in Oakland, California at the historic, art deco Oakland Paramount theater. Carl Davis will conduct the Oakland East Bay Symphony. More info and ticket availability at http://www.silentfilm.org/