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The restoration of an old silent classic about Napoleon (theguardian.com)
37 points by smacktoward 13 days ago | hide | past | web | favorite | 5 comments

More information on the three-camera process Gance invented to shoot Napoleon’s widescreen “triptych” sequences: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Polyvision

Related: 1927's 'Napoleon' Set for Grand Premiere > https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cMlnRP3qOYE

Saw this film as a child when it was coupled with the local symphony orchestra. From the opening sequence snowball fight to the final scenes, this was one of the most moving experiences of my life.

A great essay about Napoleon and Gance: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6dwRq-STdlE

Anyone knows where i can find links to the incoming projection ? The link to the royal festival hall is broken.

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