|French director Abel Gance's epic silent movie Napoleon (1927) is widely regarded as one of the highlights in film history. For this screening at Amsterdam's Ziggo Dome, Carl Davis' score for the film will be performed live by the Arnhem Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Davis himself. |
The film premiered at the Palais Garnier, then the home of the Paris Opera, on 7 April 1927. The film had a length of three hours and forty minutes, but was cut to a shorter length for various subsequent screenings. The version which was released in the United States was cut to just 80 minutes, with the triptych scenes completely omitted.
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