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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 ... See full summary »

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Eugénie Buffet ...
Jane Marken ...
Marie-Anne (as Marken)
Sylvie Gance ...
Théroigne de Méricourt (as Marjolaine)
Joseph Squinquel ...
Stendhal (as Squinquel)
Georges Mauloy ...
Crécy (as Mauloy)
Cathelat ...
Georgin
Henri Baudin ...
Santo-Ricci (as Baudin)
Vladimir Sokoloff ...
Trista Fleuri (voice) (as Sokoloff)
Nicolas Koline ...
Tristan Fleuri (as Koline)
Alexandre Koubitzky ...
Danton / Marseillaise chantée (as Koubitzky)
Samson Fainsilber ...
Danton (voice)
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Marat (as Artaud)
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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 Jim Beaver <jumblejim@prodigy.net>

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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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Great film given voices
24 November 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Abel Gance's masterpiece, Napoleon, was made in 1927 - towards the end of the silent film era. It is over five hours long, and some sections require three synchronized projectors and three screens for theatrical presentation. I saw it many years ago in the last San Francisco theater equipped to show it as intended, with Paul Honegger's original score played on a giant theater organ which could simulate the sounds of an entire orchestra (including drums). The only videotape edition (which I have), released by Coppola in 1989 with a score by his father, is long out of print, and a DVD issue is reportedly prevented by legal complications. But Gance's 1934 re-edit would make a perfect DVD. It would easily fit on one disk, is designed for a single screen, and has voices dubbed in by the original actors. The lip synch is perfect, because Gance made the actors in the silent version speak their lines (perhaps anticipating the advent of sound). While we can hope that the 1927 version eventually makes it to DVD, the 1934 film stands on its own as one of the greatest historical films ever made.


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