The interwebs are ablaze with eye-witness reports of the San Francisco Silent Film Festival’s presentation of Kevin Brownlow’s restorationof Abel Gance’s Napoleon. Who would have thought you could pack the house for a 5 plus hour silent epic. Well, silent films fans, that’s who! And all of the first hand accounts confirm – Napoleon is totally awesome!
Here’s a wee round up of what’s being said:
- Thomas Gladysz summarizes what the Twitterverse has to say about Napoleon
- The L.A. Times deems Napoleon a triumphant return
- Silverscreen Chimera reports from the front lines of Napoleon
- Old Films Flicker interviews Napoleon score composer Carl Davis
- Don’t miss Criterion’s gorgeous Napoleon slideshow
Pretty Clever Film Gal’s fingers were flying all week to bring you the Toronto Silent Film Festival preview this week, resulting in what may be the first ever silent film induced case of carpal tunnel syndrome. But don’t fret my pets, this did not slow me down from my self-appointed rounds of idly surfing the interwebs. Neither did the uncommonly sunny and warm March weather or the sudden reappearance of Speedo Guy in the courtyard. It continues to be a fine time to be a silent film and classic movies fan (thanks Mr. Hazanavicius!), so there’s a lot stuff to idly surf. Follow along and enjoy, and then get yourself on a disco nap schedule for the festival! Happy reading and happy viewing! Read the rest of this entry