Kubrick's Napoleon: The Greatest Movie Never Made? (Part 1)

Napoleon was to be a grandiose project on a monumental scale, but production problems ensured that Kubrick's dream was never realised. Nevertheless, fans of the great director have spent years debating what the self styled “greatest movie ever made” could have been like. In this illustrated lecture celebrating the publication of Taschen’s extraordinary new book on the failed project, we welcome Kubrick’s widow Christiane and brother-in-law Jan Harlan, himself an executive producer of many of Kubrick’s films, for an in-depth analysis of the project. Utilising the vast archive of research meticulously prepared by Kubrick, Harlan discusses how the great director set about planning his masterpiece. Christiane Kubrick offers further scene-by-scene analysis as she reads passages from Taschen’s book edited by Alison Castle.


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