8. To hear the score performed live and conducted by the composer, Carl Davis.
7. To learn how to pronounce Albert Dieudonne correctly from Kevin Brownlow himself.
Albert Dieudonne as Napoleon (courtesy Photoplay Productions)
6. To meet many other like-minded film geeks from all over the country and, indeed, the world.
5. To experience a silent film as it was always meant to be experienced.
Title Lobby Card from the 1927 US Release
4. To see a remarkable performance by Vladimir Roudenko.
Vladimir Roudenko (courtesy Photoplay Productions)
3. It's a once in a lifetime experience and a helluva movie.
2. The triptychs baby!
(courtesy Photoplay Productions)
1. Kevin Brownlow!
Abel Gance's 1927 epic Napoleon will be screened as a "Live Cinema" event at the Oakland Paramount Theater. Presented by The San Francisco Silent Film Festival and Photoplay Productions (in association with American Zoetrope, The Film Preserve, and the British Film Institute). This is a once in a lifetime event.
Tickets for Napoleon are available online at Ticketmaster.