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Mar. 14, 2012





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10 Good Reasons to see NAPOLEON

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WE WANT YOU TO SEE NAPOLEON….AND HERE ARE 10 GOOD REASONS WHY!

We want to share with you an article posted by Thomas Gladysz this week on SFGate and The Huffington Post. Thomas details ten compelling reasons why everyone should go see our monumental presentation of NAPOLEON at the Oakland Paramount (March 24, 25, 31, April 1) - we couldn’t have said it better ourselves. Following are his ten great reasons, with excerpts from the article:


10) BACKGROUND: “[Film historian Kevin Brownlow has] spent much of his life piecing together this lost masterpiece which had been dismissed, neglected, cut up, reworked, and scattered by the winds of time.”

9) KEVIN BROWNLOW: “In the March issue of Vanity Fair, Martin Scorsese wrote, ‘If you love silent movies, Kevin Brownlow should be your hero.’”

8) SETTING: “Thanks in part to [the Oakland Paramount] - a temple to the motion picture experience - movie-goers who attend Napoleon may well find themselves spellbound in darkness.”

7) MUSIC: “[Carl Davis’ score is] a marathon and masterful work of film scoring which has twice been expanded to keep up with newly found footage.”

6) CARL DAVIS: “Davis has written music for more than 100 television programs and feature films, but is best known for creating music to accompany silent films, including key Brownlow restorations.”

5) BIGGER AND BETTER: “This current and likely final restoration, completed in 2000 but not previously seen outside Europe, reclaims more than 30 minutes of additional footage discovered since the earlier restorations while visually upgrading much of the film.”

4) GREATEST FILM EVER MADE: “Here is what Vincent Canby had to say in 1981 in the pages of the New York Times. ‘...One suddenly realizes that there once was a film that justified all of the adjectives that have subsequently been debased by critics as well as advertising copywriters. Napoleon sweeps; it takes the breath away; it moves; it dazzles.’”

3) POLYVISION: “There are few movies so innovative, so daring and so hugely ambitious… For the finale, the screen expands to three times its normal width - a kind of triptych - while showing panoramic views and montages of images. There really hasn’t been anything else like it, not even Cinerama… Prepare to be amazed.”

2) VALUE: “For a five and a half hour movie (the length of three contemporary films) accompanied by a live symphony orchestra (a concert ticket too), the ticket prices to Napoleon are rather inexpensive.”

1) EXPERIENCE: “In ten or twenty or thirty years, when this screening of Napoleon is only a memory, film lovers will ask - were you there? ‘Did you see the Napoleon at the Paramount in 2012?’”


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First Comment:

  1. Perhaps you didn’t know but the book that inspired Rhonda Byrnes was: The Science of Getting Rich by Wallace D. Wattles in 1910. The book prceedes Napoleon Hill and Think and Grow Rich, but Wattles and Hill share the same basic tenets, namely that thoughts are things.  Hill’s book explains how to embrace the master mind much in the same manner as Wattles. Both believe that you have a right to wealth because it is simply a desire for you to have a richer fuller and more abundant life.

    Posted by Norazlin on 01/06 at 10:29 AM

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