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At the bedside of Abel Gance’s cult film “Napoleon”
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At the bedside of Abel Gance’s cult film “Napoleon”

Buried under the mounds of greenery which conceal the fort of Saint-Cyr from outside view, in the middle of the new town of Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines, the assembly room housing the restoration of the Napoleon Abel Gance looks like an entrenched camp. Instead of ammunition, reels of film neatly stacked on shelves set up throughout an underground vaulted gallery that adjoins the small room.The color of the boxes makes it possible to distinguish the origin. There are the “179”, the “Corsican copy”, those of Toulouse but also those of Belgrade, Copenhagen or New York. "My war chest", exclaims Georges Mourier mischievously, staring at them.→ LARGE FORMAT. Napoleon, emperor of the com 'It is to this passionate and talkative director that the titanic enterprise of "Rebuild" Ab...
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The Napoleon obsession

1927. Release Napoleon, conceived by Abel Gance as the first part of a historical fresco in six films dedicated to the Emperor. The arrival of speaking and financial difficulties prevent him from implementing this project.1935. A first speaking version of his film is produced under the title of Napoleon Bonaparte. In fact, the filmmaker has shot new scenes and uses excerpts from the 1927 film as a flashback.1960. Abel Gance tours in Yugoslavia Austerlitz, which is considered the 3e part of his project, with Pierre Mondy in the role of Bonaparte.1967. Realization with Jean Chérasse of Valmy, a documentary triptych for television which uses some of the images from 1927.1971.Bonaparte and the Revolution, produced by Claude Lelouch, takes up the 1935 film and adds new scenes...
Emmanuel Macron commemorates the bicentennial of Napoleon’s death
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Emmanuel Macron commemorates the bicentennial of Napoleon’s death

Later, the president deposited a wreath at the foot of the imposing tomb of Napoleon in Les Invalides, a monument with a golden dome that is part of a complex that includes a military hospital. He was received by Prince Jean-Christophe Napoleon, who would aspire to the emperor's throne, which was abolished long ago.With his speech, the president intended to commemorate, but not celebrate, the prominent figure who died in exile on the distant volcanic island of Saint Helena exactly 200 years ago, on May 5, 1821.Napoleon gave France its civil and penal code, established the system of prefects, representatives of the State in each French territory, and that of lyceums, or secondary schools, among other things. But even the Institute of France refers to Napoleon What "an important figure in ...
Through Napoleon, what do we commemorate?
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Through Napoleon, what do we commemorate?

Two hundred years after his death, the emperor continues to provoke lively debates. As the Elysée commemorates its place in a Republican narrative, some oppose the homage paid to the one who restored slavery and abolished liberties. . Disclaimer: If you need to update/edit/remove this news or article then please contact our support team Learn more
Napoleon’s hair and handkerchief to be auctioned, 200 years after his death
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Napoleon’s hair and handkerchief to be auctioned, 200 years after his death

This wednesday 200 years since the death of Napoleon Bonaparte. For this reason, the Osenat sales house will auction several of the emperor's hairs in France tomorrow, as well as a handkerchief and a piece of batiste cloth stained with blood that was used for his autopsy.The objects, which will be sold in Fontainebleau, southeast of Paris, are accompanied by a handwritten note: "This white silk bag contains the hair of His Majesty the Emperor Napoleon I, a handkerchief that belonged to him and a cloth stained with blood (...) They were donated to my father on the part of General de Montholon, on his return from Saint Helena. " This is indicated by the note signed by the "Second Duke of Bassano". https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uUnfgRMzUSY Montholon was one of Napoleon's companions dur...
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“Napoleon has a transgressive, rebellious, punk side”

What could Napoleon Bonaparte have about punk?The literal translation of punk, it's rascal, thug. What Napoleon was in his youth. And throughout his life, he will keep this transgressive side, rebellious to authority, whether local, national, European. Even in his coronation, there is a punk side: Napoleon brings Pope Pius VII to Paris, which even kings would not have dared. He summons the highest spiritual authority of his time to finally give him a secondary role in the ceremony. You could say that makes him a bad guy, I think that has something remarkable about it. This side, "everything that precedes me: trash", "the world is me". It's pretentious, it shows total disrespect. But it's punk.What remains of Napoleon among our contemporary heads of state?First of a...
The real Napoleon through three works
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The real Napoleon through three works

For Napoleonby Thierry LentzPerrin, 200 p., € 15Napoleon and Bonapartismby Arthur ChevallierPUF, “What do I know? », 126 p., € 9Napoleon and Jesus. The advent of a messiahby Marie-Paule Raffaelli-Pasquinipreface by Jean-Marie Rouart, Cerf, 272 p., € 20In the flood of publications that try their luck on the occasion of the year of Napoleon, we can easily notice the For Napoleon by Thierry Lentz. Because the prolific and learned patron of the Fondation Napoléon recalls, saber clear, historical truths always good to hear in our world of fake news.Since his death on Saint Helena and despite the flight of his legend, the Emperor has indeed been overwhelmed with accusations, especially on the left: despotic, bloodthirsty, megalomaniac, heartless, outlaw, unfaithful to the Rev...