puffin commented on his own review of Napoleon

I knew it was coming, I just didn't know when. When the intertitle shrank, I knew my life would change for the better. Absolutely unreal.

And to think, there are probably five sequences in this film that could act as the perfect climax to any other film. That's how dense…

puffin commented on his own review of Napoleon

It actually did make the 2012 version of Sight and Sound's Top 250! Ranked at #144, tied with the likes of Blow Up, The Great Dictator, and The Wizard of Oz. And that was in 2012 when it wasn't nearly as accessible. I can only imagine it rising once the…

puffin commented on his own review of Napoleon

I would kill to see this one in theaters. So many unreal sequences, and so many beautifully smaller moments that I think people gloss over in comparison to its more epic moments. Part of what makes its largest scenes feel so amazing to me is how much time Gance puts…

puffin commented on his own review of Napoleon

I was lucky enough to catch Brief Encounter in theaters as part of a classic cinema series Cineplex does every month. Beautiful movie, and hella atmospheric.

puffin commented on his own review of Napoleon

My recent David Lean first-time viewings were pretty remarkable (especially The Passionate Friends, which Carlos also praised recently), so I have high hopes that Lawrence will hold up. I haven’t even seen some of his later epics yet, like Doctor Zhivago or A Passage to India, so my Lean journey is far from finished.

puffin commented on his own review of Napoleon

I saw a pre-blu-ray version of it years ago, but admittedly my memory started fading on it. The same goes for Lawrence of Arabia, which I really should rewatch soon.

puffin reviewed, liked and rated Napoleon ★★★★★ on Thursday Jun 18, 2020

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La Roue is phenomenal. One of the finest silent films ever made.

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