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#4610547 - 10/06/22 07:00 PM Napoleon film by Ridley Scott  
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Not much info is out yet since this film is still under production but I have extremely good vibes about this latest project by Ridley. Check out the couple of photos with Joaquin Phoenix in full uniform!

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt13287846/?ref_=nm_flmg_act_1


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Ridley Scott generally makes good movies and Joaquin Phoenix is a good actor so this could be good.
Will it have 40,000 extras running around in the battle scenes like Waterloo? I think not. That would be too bad, because that was quite the spectacle.

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Napoleon is short. This Joaquin is tall and is always the bad Gladiator emperor. Bad casting.

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Napoleon was 1.69 m tall. Phoenix is 1.73 m, a difference of 5cm (just under 2 inches). Hardly a great difference to be honest.


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While he was technically 5'2", that was in the old French units which converts to about 5'7" which was not short for the day.

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Originally Posted by wormfood
Ridley Scott generally makes good movies and Joaquin Phoenix is a good actor so this could be good.
Will it have 40,000 extras running around in the battle scenes like Waterloo? I think not. That would be too bad, because that was quite the spectacle.


In the cast list there’s an actor who will be playing von Blucher so there just might be some portrayal of Waterloo.


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Originally Posted by wormfood
While he was technically 5'2", that was in the old French units which converts to about 5'7" which was not short for the day.

Not sure where you got that info, he was most likely 1.57m which is 5'2". You can see some of his uniforms in museums and you can clearly see he was a very small man. I think I have a pic somewhere with me next to his uniform, I'll try to find it.
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Here it is. I'm 1.87m (that's ~6' 1 1/2") tall. Consider the angle, how much the uniform is off the ground and you can see I'm as tall as Napoleon with that ridiculous bicorn on. He was tiny, probably like me at 13 years old or smth, and I don't mean just in height (that's a young Napoleon uniform btw).
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Originally Posted by PanzerMeyer
Not much info is out yet since this film is still under production but I have extremely good vibes about this latest project by Ridley. Check out the couple of photos with Joaquin Phoenix in full uniform!

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt13287846/?ref_=nm_flmg_act_1


Probably the best director of the current crop for the task. Especially if it has the cinematic beauty of 'The Duelists', which i believe is high on the list of your favourite films Panzer, as it is on mine.
Hard to match the spectacle of the battle scenes of 'Waterloo' these days, mayhap.



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Several websites, but I figured, wrongly, that these guys would be legit: Britannica https://www.britannica.com/story/was-napoleon-short

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That's a great photo Korn. Seriously, I think that uniform on display would have only fit me when I was around 8 years old. biggrin


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Originally Posted by BD-123
Especially if it has the cinematic beauty of 'The Duelists', which i believe is high on the list of your favourite films Panzer, as it is on mine.




Oh yes, absolutely. When it comes to Napoleonic era films, "The Duellists" is about as good as it gets.


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That's a great photo Korn. Seriously, I think that uniform on display would have only fit me when I was around 8 years old. biggrin


We inherited some Edwardian attire from my wife's Great Aunts.
What we thought were doll's clothes, so small they were, were revealed as toddler garments worn by her Great Grandfather by photographs seen. Younger boys were garbed similar to girls then, until they went to school.
A ball gown, worn by Susan's Great Grandmother could just about fit my daughters when they were 8 y.o. and they were average sized children.

Even her Grandfather's No.1 Dress uniform from WW1 Middlesex Regiment) I couldn't get the close-fitting breeches above my knees, and I'm not fat!

During WW1, the British Army formed 'Bantam Regiments' to get round the minimum height requirement of 5'3", to enable many small volunteers to enlist, mainly from metropoli where malnourishment, childhood diseases and pollution were rife, causing stunted growth in many children at the time.



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This is a FAN MADE trailer, not an official trailer but it was very well done nonetheless in my opinion. See if you can name all the films where these scenes come from. smile




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This is a FAN MADE trailer, not an official trailer but it was very well done nonetheless in my opinion. See if you can name all the films where these scenes come from. :



'Exile', 'The Duelists' and 'Waterloo'. smile



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Originally Posted by BD-123
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This is a FAN MADE trailer, not an official trailer but it was very well done nonetheless in my opinion. See if you can name all the films where these scenes come from. :



'Exile', 'The Duelists' and 'Waterloo'. smile



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Phoenix will nail it, i think he's a top notch choice for the role.


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Originally Posted by Ajay
Phoenix will nail it, i think he's a top notch choice for the role.



In my opinion Phoenix is right up there with Gary Oldman, Daniel Day Lewis and Jack Nicholson in acting ability.


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Originally Posted by wormfood
While he was technically 5'2", that was in the old French units which converts to about 5'7" which was not short for the day.


He either was or wasnt 5 foot 7 inches. This "technically" bollocks technically gets on my bollocks! hahaha

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Originally Posted by mailman
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While he was technically 5'2", that was in the old French units which converts to about 5'7" which was not short for the day.


He either was or wasnt 5 foot 7 inches. This "technically" bollocks technically gets on my bollocks! hahaha


Wasn't that difference in measurements why you folks fought ol Boney to begin with?

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Most sources I've read have mentioned that the Duke of Wellington was 5"8 so I would imagine that there would have been some kind of push to make Napoleon seem as short as possible. wink


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Here is some more information on the film.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Napoleon_(2023_film)



One thing that really got me excited was the mention that this film will have 6 battle sequences. The Siege of Toulon is mentioned in the article so we know one of the battle sequences.


The only possible negative aspect I see for some potential viewers is that this will be released on the Apple streaming service. Right now there is no indication that this will have a theatrical release.

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I assume the scene with the French soldiers thinking they were on solid ground instead of ice on a river or lake is during the Invasion of Russian. What battle was it?

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Originally Posted by NoFlyBoy
I assume the scene with the French soldiers thinking they were on solid ground instead of ice on a river or lake is during the Invasion of Russian. What battle was it?



It was during the long arduous RETREAT from Russia. Napoleon invaded Russia with roughly 600,000 men. He had about 18,000 left by the time he left Russia.


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Hoooo boy, this looks good! Will be watching this and Dune 2 in theatres this year.


In all my years I've never seen the like. It has to be more than a hundred sea miles and he brings us up on his tail. That's seamanship, Mr. Pullings. My God, that's seamanship!
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Never heard of these Napoleon movies

1927 https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0018192/

1955 https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0048413/

2002 https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0253839/

The 1927 full restrored looks very good but I can't find it anywhere for USA DVD, all these are foregign DVD

https://www.amazon.com/Napoleon-Napol%C3%A9on-NON-USA-FORMAT-Blu-Ray/dp/B01NBJCEN2

https://www.amazon.com/Napoleon-DVD/dp/B01MTZUB9I/

Why is this $379.99???

https://www.amazon.com/Napoleon-Limited-3-Disc-Blu-ray-Region/dp/B01J7WSDEQ/

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Originally Posted by semmern
Hoooo boy, this looks good! Will be watching this and Dune 2 in theatres this year.



I think you and I were separated at birth when it comes to taste in films. smile


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Originally Posted by PanzerMeyer
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Hoooo boy, this looks good! Will be watching this and Dune 2 in theatres this year.



I think you and I were separated at birth when it comes to taste in films. smile


We do seem to like many of the same movies smile


In all my years I've never seen the like. It has to be more than a hundred sea miles and he brings us up on his tail. That's seamanship, Mr. Pullings. My God, that's seamanship!
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On a related note, it's just staggering to me that "Gladiator" came out 23 years ago. That's the film where I first discovered Joaquin's acting genius.


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I was just sent the Napoleon 1927 Restored movie file. If anyone wants it PM me.

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Originally Posted by NoFlyBoy
I was just sent the Napoleon 1927 Restored movie file. If anyone wants it PM me.



I hope you scanned that file for viruses.


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Originally Posted by NoFlyBoy



Yup, I saw that great trailer earlier today. I will be seeing this on opening weekend with or without my wife. biggrin


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Interesting article here concerning the film and historical accuracy in general.


IMHO, I think the complaints by the historian are nitpicks except for the one of Napoleon being present when Antoinette was executed.

https://variety.com/2023/film/news/ridley-scott-napoleon-historical-fact-checkers-1235781258/


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Originally Posted by PanzerMeyer
Interesting article here concerning the film and historical accuracy in general.


IMHO, I think the complaints by the historian are nitpicks except for the one of Napoleon being present when Antoinette was executed.

https://variety.com/2023/film/news/ridley-scott-napoleon-historical-fact-checkers-1235781258/


At least Ridley Scott hasn't succumbed to 'Wokery'.



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Originally Posted by BD-123
Originally Posted by PanzerMeyer
Interesting article here concerning the film and historical accuracy in general.


IMHO, I think the complaints by the historian are nitpicks except for the one of Napoleon being present when Antoinette was executed.

https://variety.com/2023/film/news/ridley-scott-napoleon-historical-fact-checkers-1235781258/


At least Ridley Scott hasn't succumbed to 'Wokery'.


What! I was looking forward to a black trans gay lesbian playing Prince Eugene of Savaloy!

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Originally Posted by mailman


What! I was looking forward to a black trans gay lesbian playing Prince Eugene of Savaloy!


You can just watch this for all of your woke needs mailman!

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt13406036/?ref_=nv_sr_srsg_0_tt_8_nm_0_q_anne%2520boleyn



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I'll be watching it on Friday. I'll be owing my wife at least 5 chick flicks but it's a worthy sacrifice I will make. smile


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Originally Posted by PanzerMeyer
I'll be watching it on Friday. I'll be owing my wife at least 5 chick flicks but it's a worthy sacrifice I will make. smile





Pfffftttt..... I'd go to it by myself before making THAT deal!


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Negotiate to watch Barbie for 3 of them, that's how much chick flick Barbie is. I still cannot believe it made 1.4 billion.

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Uh oh. The first comment I've seen online from anyone who has seen "Napoleon" states: "Felt more like Napoleon Dynamite than Napoleon."


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Originally Posted by F4UDash4
Uh oh. The first comment I've seen online from anyone who has seen "Napoleon" states: "Felt more like Napoleon Dynamite than Napoleon."



I'll be seeing it tomorrow and I take any single review of the film with a huge grain of salt.


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I'll be interested in hearing what you have to say Panzer.


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Originally Posted by PanzerMeyer
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Uh oh. The first comment I've seen online from anyone who has seen "Napoleon" states: "Felt more like Napoleon Dynamite than Napoleon."



I'll be seeing it tomorrow and I take any single review of the film with a huge grain of salt.


Was it good, Panzer?

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Yeah PM we're waiting............. wink


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Me thinking Panzer met his Waterloo at the Napoleon cinema.

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I saw it last night. I enjoyed it but it was not what I expected. It was definitely not your standard biopic.


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Originally Posted by NoFlyBoy
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Uh oh. The first comment I've seen online from anyone who has seen "Napoleon" states: "Felt more like Napoleon Dynamite than Napoleon."



I'll be seeing it tomorrow and I take any single review of the film with a huge grain of salt.


Was it good, Panzer?



Didn't get to see it since I got caught up later at work than I was anticipating. I'll see it this coming weekend for sure though.


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Originally Posted by Coot
I'll be interested in hearing what you have to say Panzer.



Thanks Coot. I'll post my review when I see it next weekend. Unfortunately my Friday plans fell through.


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These wargamers were disappointed as well. I would like to see the kind of movie that guys like this want see. It sounds like the movie has a severe lack of just basic storytelling.





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Found this, Will give it a chance.

Napoleon 2002 https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0253839/


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Originally Posted by NoFlyBoy
Found this, Will give it a chance.

Napoleon 2002 https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0253839/


https://www.youtube.com/@hellcat2013/search?query=napoleon



I may check this out. It looks pretty good.

Seeing that this was a European-made tv miniseries, my educated guess is that this was probably shown either on PBS or on A&E Network in the US.

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Napoleon digital release date is Tomorrow

https://www.thewrap.com/napoleon-digital-release-date/

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I'll be waiting for the director's cut version on bluray.


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I could be mistaken but I read online that the director's cut will only be on Apple TV.

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Originally Posted by NoFlyBoy
I could be mistaken but I read online that the director's cut will only be on Apple TV.



That hasn't been confirmed yet but if that turns out to be the case then I'll watch it. My wife has an Apple TV subscription.


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We have Apple TV. Do I watch it now or wait for the longer cut. What is in the longer cut?

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Originally Posted by NoFlyBoy
What is in the longer cut?


I don't know but as a general rule, the longer versions of RIdley Scott films are better than the shorter theatrical versions. This was certainly the case with his historical epic "Kingdom of Heaven".


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I will wait for the longer cut. Maybe it will have more battle scenes?

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Reading about Napoleon. The Russians really screwed up the French with their superior strategy even before cold weather set in !!

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Borodino#Aftermath

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I never heard this saying before https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pyrrhic_victory

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Read more. Read quality.


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Reviews of this aren't looking good on IMDB... Anyone watched yet?

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Originally Posted by Mr_Blastman
Reviews of this aren't looking good on IMDB... Anyone watched yet?


Here is my review from a few weeks ago:

Ok, so I saw "Napoleon" today and I think I've organized my thoughts well enough to finally post my review. My head is chock-full of observations so I'll try and make this review as concise as possible.

First of all, "Napoleon" is not a war film even though several battles are depicted. So in that sense, "Napoleon" is in the same vein as other films like "Barry Lyndon" and "The Duellists". If you have seen those two films you will know what I'm talking about. In contrast, the 1970 film "Waterloo" is indeed very much a war film because the battle is front and center and the focus of the plot.

As far as I could tell, there are two distinct driving dramatic narratives in "Napoleon". Firstly you have the big picture covering the politics and military campaigns and secondly you have the tumultuous relationship between Napoleon and Josephine. In fact the very final frame of the film closes out the latter narrative in a very poignant and compelling manner.

Let's talk about the battles. What's in the film and what isn't that maybe should have been? The film has amazingly well shot and choreographed set-pieces for the Siege of Toulon, Battle of Austerlitz, Battle of Borodino and naturally, Battle of Waterloo. There was about a 10 minute sequence covering Napoleon's campaign in Egypt but it felt a bit rushed to me and the Battle of the Pyramids felt more like a dramatic beat for the story than any recreation of the battle. What's not in the film which maybe should have been is the entire naval aspect. No Trafalgar, no Copenhagen, no Nile, etc. There was also not even any mention of the Peninsular campaign. In the end though, I need to realize that this was a 2.5 hour film and only so much can be covered so I keep my criticism on this aspect to a minimum.

Concerning the performances, I really do think Joaquin Phoenix should at least get an Oscar nomination for his performance. He was compelling in every way imaginable. The on-screen gravitas was there in spades. I also liked the actor who portrayed the Duke of Wellington since the writer was faithful to history in that respect. Wellington certainly came across as a crotchety, formal and emotionally distant Englishman. Vanessa Kirby was also quite compelling as Josephine. I didn't know much about this actress beforehand but she was very well cast for the role.
On a scale of 1-10 I give the film an 8. Some of the historical inaccuracies bugged me a bit but the bottom line for me is that the story was dramatically compelling. I actually found myself feeling some sympathy for Napoleon in the final few minutes of the film (if you know the history you'll understand why) but I think it was really Joaquin who sold it me with his amazing performance. In one scene he would be a total #%&*$# and in another scene he would have me inspired. That to me, is the truest sign of a great actor.


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Weren't you waiting for the director's cut, Panzer?

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Originally Posted by NoFlyBoy
Weren't you waiting for the director's cut, Panzer?



I saw it in the movie theater and then I said I was going to wait for the bluray release of the director's cut to BUY it.


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Well I watched Napoleon tonight - up to the start of the invasion of Russia. Thought it very poor. I won't be watching the remainder. Disappointed. Books are better. smile

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Can´t say the reviews from some trusted knowledgeable friends on the subject matter are any good, actually they are very disappointed! The only justified positive Is that covering Napoleons life In a 158min. movie Is no easy task, even for Mr. Scott. Personally, a figure like Napoleon deserves more attention at what he was good at, and not his love life.

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Admittedly, that is an excellent point that any biopic on Napoleon should in fact be done as a mini-series and not as a 2.5 hour film. The Ridley Scott film covers a time period from Robespierre's "Reign of Terror" to Napoleon's death so we're talking about 28 years so obviously there are big gaps and jumps during the film.

So the big question to ask is would Apple have been willing to make this as a mini-series instead of a theatrical release? That's very difficult to say without having any inside knowledge of Apple.


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