Friday, March 16, 2012

The making of Napoleon #3

Here is a long magazine article about the making of Napoleon. Abel Gance's 1927 film was the subject of considerable press attention in France, and "La Technique de Napoleon" is one of a number of articles on the making of the epic. (You should be able to download and read larger version of each scanned page.)

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 Oakland Paramount theater. Carl Davis will conduct the Oakland East Bay Symphony. More info and ticket availability at

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