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Napoleon


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  Napoleon Review
Tookey's Rating
6 /10
 
Average Rating
9.14 /10
 
Starring
Albert Dieudonne, Antonin Artaud, Pierre Batcheff
 

Directed by: Abel Gance
Written by: Abel Gance

 
 
 
Released: 1927
   
Genre: ACTION
DRAMA
IMPORTANT
SILENT
FOREIGN
ROMANCE
COSTUME
BIOPIC
WAR
EPIC
   
Origin: France
   
Colour: BW/C
   
Length: 378
 
 


 
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"Not only false but dangerous, and it deserves to be condemned without leave to appeal... [Gance] reconstructs for us... a Bonaparte for budding fascists... In cinematographic terms, Napoleon is a bad film because it is only a succession of images, [but it] has given Abel Gance the opportunity to make use of his unquestionably original talents and these have brought about an enrichment of the domain of photogenics, a significant improvement of the apparatus, in short a major step forward for cinematography. It is an important moment in the history of the technical development of a mode of expression which will be the art of the future." (Leon Muoussinac, L'Humanite)
"The greatest and certainly the most profound fascist film in the history of the cinema."
(Peter Pappas, Cineaste, 1981)

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