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The Quest for Napoleon

by Shruti Modi

In The Quest for Napoleon for Vanity Fair, Martin Scorsese applauds film historian Kevin Brownlow’s work in finding and putting together pieces of Abel Gance’s silent movie Napoleon.

Brownlow first encountered a fragment of Gance’s 1927 masterpiece as a film-obsessed English teenager, and he spent nearly six decades reconstructing this vast historical epic, which is unlike anything made before or since. [more]