A re-edited version of Abel Gance's silent masterpiece 'Napoleon (1927 )', with sound effects added, dialogue post-dubbed by actors over the lip movements of the original actors, and with new scenes filmed with additional new cast members. The film recounts the life and exploits of Napoleon Bonaparte, Emperor of France and conqueror of Europe. Written by
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Although the soundtrack to this 1934 release is sometimes called stereophonic, Daniel J. Sherlock writes, "The use by Abel Gance of 'stereophonic' sound in the 1930s was actually a process where notches in the film would trigger a sequencer that would turn on and off various surround speakers for enhanced dramatic effects. All speakers were driven by the same monophonic soundtrack." See more
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