Silent London, a popular silent film blog out of England, today ran a long post about the upcoming San Francisco Silent Film Festival presentation of Kevin Brownlow’s restoration of Abel Gance’s Napoleon
. That post, “How to beat the Napoléon blues
,” details some of media and web coverage given the upcoming event (including a shout out to this blog). The film, director Gance, and film historian Brownlow are all included.
Another two blog entries, by Sean Axmaker, can be found here
(about the film) and here
(about Carl Davis’ score). Other media which gave coverage to the event include Oakland Local
. More are expected.
The San Francisco Silent Film Festival presents Kevin Brownlow’s restoration of Abel Gance’s epic masterpiece for four performances only on March 24, 25, 31 and April 1. This special event is set to take place in Oakland, California at the historic Oakland Paramount theater. Carl Davis will conduct the Oakland East Bay Symphony in a performance of his original score. More info about this very special event, as well as ticket availability, can be found at http://www.silentfilm.org/
Don’t miss out on this once in a generation cinematic event!
If you are still on the fence about experiencing what the Smithsonian
calls the “silent film event of the year,” then here are more than 10 reasons
not to miss Napoleon
San Francisco Silent Film Festival