Napoleon conquers California

Unseen in North America in over three decades, Abel Gance’s 1927 multi-screen silent epic Napoleon (1927) was presented before a live orchestra at the Paramount Theatre in Oakland, California. Eric sat down with film historian and restoration expert Kevin Brownlow to discuss the French director’s masterpiece.

This report originally aired on France 24’s Culture Show on March 27, 2012.

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