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Re: NAPOLEON
« Reply #15 on: May 10, 2005, 05:30:08 PM »
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Watching Romanek's One Hour Photo again recently, and recalling the first time I saw it, it's very kiddie-Kubrickish. The movie's not so good actually, even though I liked it and bought the dvd. It's because of Robin Williams I think. Anyhow, Romanek would do an OK job, but that's it I think.

Ghostboy, did you actually like Ali? It's my least favorite Mann flick. I think Mann's niche is the crime genre, and that's it really. Heat and Collateral are just amazing.

Shit, why not dream about Scorsese making this? That would be incredible. A true great working on the greatest's dream. Let's just keep Ridley Scott and Wolfgang Petersen and Oliver Stone away from this.
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Re: NAPOLEON
« Reply #16 on: May 10, 2005, 05:33:58 PM »
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Heat and Collateral are just amazing.


Yes, but The Insider and Last Of The Mohicans are his best films. That's what I was basing my judgment on.

Ridley Scott would be rather blah for this. Scorsese could be cool. But I'd rather see someone young (relatively speaking) take a crack at it. Someone with something to prove, not something to live up to.

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Re: NAPOLEON
« Reply #17 on: May 10, 2005, 07:29:06 PM »
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I think Mann would fuck the goat on Napoleon....harlan should just get that Mel Gibson chap to do it -- Jesus/Napoleon....same thing.
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Re: NAPOLEON
« Reply #18 on: May 10, 2005, 11:04:45 PM »
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i'd like to see a young director take crack.
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Re: NAPOLEON
« Reply #19 on: May 10, 2005, 11:41:51 PM »
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The problem I have with about every director mentioned above is that they have a style and touch that they inject into their films. Obviously doing this film means not tampering with material many people are very protective of. Its not that I don't mind tampering just for the sake of tampering, but I don't see any of the directors adding quality to the screenplay with their style.

That being said, I actually pick Ang Lee. He's the one most proven to direct a film according to the script and not his own interests.

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Re: NAPOLEON
« Reply #20 on: September 22, 2005, 03:31:07 PM »
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A couple years ago, Jan Harlan announced that Kubrick's Napoleon script would be published in book form.   Where is it????

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« Reply #21 on: September 22, 2005, 03:33:47 PM »
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A couple years ago, Jan Harlan announced that Kubrick's Napoleon script would be published in book form.   Where is it????


Quote from: In the Stanley Kubrick Archives thread, cowboykurtis
excerpt from an interview with the book's editor, Allison Castle....and here it is:

AC: Surely "Napoleon" would have been a phenomenal film if Kubrick had been able to find the backing for the project. "A.I" would also have been amazing, if Kubrick had lived long enough to make use of the effects technology we have now. In fact, any film that he might have made would have been a Kubrick film, and thus an exceptional piece of cinema. (You might say I'm biased, but this is how I feel.)

SS: Are you aware of any developments in the release of the Napoleon screenplay?

AC: The screenplay will be published in TASCHEN's upcoming book about Kubrick's "Napoleon" project, due next spring.
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Re: NAPOLEON
« Reply #22 on: October 14, 2005, 02:23:30 AM »
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« Reply #23 on: October 14, 2005, 03:16:34 AM »
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Re: NAPOLEON
« Reply #24 on: October 14, 2005, 04:00:39 AM »
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Re: NAPOLEON
« Reply #25 on: August 16, 2006, 07:00:25 PM »
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Quote from: jigzaw
A couple years ago, Jan Harlan announced that Kubrick's Napoleon script would be published in book form.   Where is it????

Quote from: In the Stanley Kubrick Archives thread, cowboykurtis
excerpt from an interview with the book's editor, Allison Castle....and here it is:

AC: Surely "Napoleon" would have been a phenomenal film if Kubrick had been able to find the backing for the project. "A.I" would also have been amazing, if Kubrick had lived long enough to make use of the effects technology we have now. In fact, any film that he might have made would have been a Kubrick film, and thus an exceptional piece of cinema. (You might say I'm biased, but this is how I feel.)

SS: Are you aware of any developments in the release of the Napoleon screenplay?

AC: The screenplay will be published in TASCHEN's upcoming book about Kubrick's "Napoleon" project, due next spring.

So has there been any more recent news about this at all?  I checked Taschen's site and don't see anything about it, but I did find this, which promises to be badass: http://www.taschen.com/pages/en/catalogue/books/film/work/facts/01376.htm
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Re: NAPOLEON
« Reply #26 on: February 25, 2009, 06:45:06 PM »
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Kubrick Napoleon
Source: Hollywood Elsewhere



Four months from now another big Stanley Kubrick coffee-table book called Stanley Kubrick: The Napoleon Film will be published by Tachen, running 1900 pages and costing I don't know what....$300? Written by Allison Castle and edited by Christiane Kubrick (i.e., Kubrick's widow), it will focus entirely on the famous Napoleon biopic that Kubrick began working on in '68 and bailed on a couple of years later -- i.e., "the greatest film that Kubrick never made."

In a 1969 interview for his anthology book, The Film Director as Superstar, Joseph Gelmis asked Kubrick to define his passion about making a Napoleon movie.

"That's a question that would really take this entire interview to answer," Kubrick replied. "To begin with, he fascinates me. His life has been described as an epic poem of action. His sex life was worthy of Arthur Schnitzler. He was one of those rare men who move history and mold the destiny of their own times and of generations to come -- in a very concrete sense, our own world is the result of Napoleon, just as the political and geographic map of postwar Europe is the result of World War Two.

"And, of course, there has never been a good or accurate movie about him. Also, I find that all the issues with which it concerns itself are oddly contemporary -- the responsibilities and abuses of power, the dynamics of social revolution, the relationship of the individual to the state, war, militarism, etc., so this will not be just a dusty historic pageant but a film about the basic questions of our own times, as well as Napoleon's.

"But even apart from those aspects of the story, the sheer drama and force of Napoleon's life is a fantastic subject for a film biography. Forgetting everything else and just taking Napoleon's romantic involvement with Josephine, for example, here you have one of the great obsessional passions of all time."

It was said by Mystery Man after quoting the preceding passage that Napoleon's obsessional passion for Josephine is second only to Kubrick's passion for Napoleon."

http://hollywood-elsewhere.com/2009/02/kubrick_napoleo.php
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Re: NAPOLEON
« Reply #27 on: February 25, 2009, 09:21:52 PM »
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1900 pages? sounds like a cruel joke. there's nothing on taschen's site.

either way, pubrick called it..

i hope to god they make a follow up, tho i doubt it. i mean an extensive 500 page follow up on napoleon, for example, to the point that u forget where u live cos all u can think about is kubrick and napoleon.. that would be lovely.

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Re: NAPOLEON
« Reply #28 on: February 26, 2009, 08:10:50 AM »
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it's on amazon.  i think it's the real deal.
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Re: NAPOLEON
« Reply #29 on: February 26, 2009, 09:09:00 AM »
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!!!HOLY SHIT ALERT!!!

Kubrick Napoleon
Source: Hollywood Elsewhere




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I hope it's not as pricey as the Godfather Family Album ($1800  :shock:), if it's $200 or less I'll be a happy man. fyi, the peso has lost 50% its value against the dollar, it went from $10 pesos to $15 in the last moths, so more than $200 is a lot of $$$.

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