Wednesday, June 1, 2011


Abel Gance, France, 1927, bw-silent (8.8*)
Gance's massive six-hour film was the first part of an intended six part film on the life of the emperor, but he never got the financing to complete the project. This begins with the early part of his life and early conquests. This innovative film used many techniques that would become standards for years. One 20-minutes section features a triptych sequence with three projections side-by-side that pre-date extreme widescreen films.

If the 36-hr work had been completed, that would have been longer than any modern mini-series, and the epic of all epics. Ranked #230 on our compendium of all film polls

One of our first World Film Awards, as we started with 15 silent films.


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