The famous film “Napoleon as by Abel Gans” is being restored since 1927

The famous film

The legendary film on Napoleon Bonaparte, “Napoleon as by Abel Gans”, screened at the Paris Opera Opera Garnier in 1927, has been restored for twelve years.

“Cinema will seize Napoleon, making him one of the most represented characters on screen as we are able to identify more than 1,000 films or telefilms dedicated to Napoleon”, historian Jean Tulard, the emperor’s greatest expert, of Give assurance Documentary film “Napoleon the influencer»Broadcast to France 5 * this Friday, April 23, 2019 at 6:55 pm (to watch in replay). “It was perfectly natural that one of the figures she encountered, with the appearance of a new art, was this. That is why, almost since the birth of cinema, Louis Lumiere’s, one of the first figures to be immersed Is from Napoleon ”, confirms Emily Robé, the chief curator of heritage at the Musée de Army in Paris.

A famous 1927 film that has not been seen in almost a century

In addition to the fact that the first rage in the history of cinema was that of Napoleon I against the Pope in 1897 in front of the Lumiere brothers’ cameras, this documentary recounts that, for twelve years, a team of Frenchmen was most famous at the Cinemath Emperor The film is working on: “Seen by Napoleon Abel Gans”. Lasting seven hours, it was first performed at the Opera Garnier in Paris on April 7, 1927. “2,000 spectators rise during Bonaparte’s first appearance and sing the Marseilles at the top of their lungs”, it is reported. This first version of Abel Gans’s film on Napoleon (not to be confused with 1935) has not been seen for nearly a hundred years. Copies were scattered around the world. The copies that have been collected and currently patiently allow it to be restored frame by frame.

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* This 92-minute documentary aired as part of the France 5 program “Le Doc Stupfiant” explores the way in which Napoleon Bonaparte made an indelible impression on the world through his military conquests and his politics, but art. Thanks for the same. It also discusses that “from romantic heroes to pop music, from Stendall to Abba, through Chaplin, the greatest talents fascinated by the extraordinary destiny of the Emperor dealt with the myth.

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