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Offline vtsaogames

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Re: Oh yes….. Napoleon by Ridley Scott
« Reply #30 on: April 22, 2024, 06:28:22 PM »
...I just hope Spielberg's effort is going to be better - it would be hard not to be.

Is he working on one?

Edit: I see, a 7-part TV series for HBO based on Kubrick's unfinished project. Hmm.
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Offline Ethelred the Almost Ready

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Re: Oh yes….. Napoleon by Ridley Scott
« Reply #31 on: April 23, 2024, 07:30:45 AM »
Is he working on one?

Edit: I see, a 7-part TV series for HBO based on Kubrick's unfinished project. Hmm.

This has been kicking around for a while.  Most of what I have read makes it sound like it is happening but there is scant detail, which makes me think it probably isn't.  :'(

Offline Cubs

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Re: Oh yes….. Napoleon by Ridley Scott
« Reply #32 on: April 23, 2024, 09:31:45 AM »
Finally watched this on a plane last week. It really is as bad as everyone says.

I'll bet some people still walked out.
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Re: Oh yes….. Napoleon by Ridley Scott
« Reply #33 on: April 23, 2024, 03:50:10 PM »
“I'll bet some people still walked out.”  lol  lol

That’s quite the statement about how bad the movie is! I haven’t seen it yet, and probably won’t.

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Re: Oh yes….. Napoleon by Ridley Scott
« Reply #34 on: April 23, 2024, 05:08:18 PM »
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I haven’t seen it yet, and probably won’t.

Oh you must see it...why should we be the only ones to suffer?   lol

Offline CapnJim

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Re: Oh yes….. Napoleon by Ridley Scott
« Reply #35 on: April 23, 2024, 05:21:37 PM »
Oh you must see it...why should we be the only ones to suffer?   lol

Yeah - misery loves company - I don't think i could stand a 2nd viewing, though...
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Re: Oh yes….. Napoleon by Ridley Scott
« Reply #36 on: April 23, 2024, 06:58:06 PM »
Are the uniforms at least plausible? I get hung up when a movie or series set in a “historical” period completely ignores what folks actually wore in the time period. That godawful King Arthur movie with Kiera Knightly, for example… I’m not sure that I am up for the masochism OG putting up with enormous plot holes if the visual spectacle doesn’t compensate a bit.

Offline Ethelred the Almost Ready

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Re: Oh yes….. Napoleon by Ridley Scott
« Reply #37 on: April 23, 2024, 08:21:49 PM »
Are the uniforms at least plausible? I get hung up when a movie or series set in a “historical” period completely ignores what folks actually wore in the time period. That godawful King Arthur movie with Kiera Knightly, for example… I’m not sure that I am up for the masochism OG putting up with enormous plot holes if the visual spectacle doesn’t compensate a bit.

There are a few visual gems in the movie.  The uniforms and sets are great.  I think they did the Coup of 18 Brumaire well.  The battles are awful.  I don't understand how many film critics found the battles to be "epic".  None were particularly exciting (except, perhaps the battle at Toulon) and most completely ignored Napoleonic formations and tactics. 

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Re: Oh yes….. Napoleon by Ridley Scott
« Reply #38 on: April 24, 2024, 03:29:04 AM »
“ The uniforms and sets are great.” That’s  something, I suppose. The movie sounds like a lost opportunity, though. They had a massive budget, high profile cast, and then couldn’t be bothered to pay attention to the historical content. I don’t get that - it’s not like a crew of competent historical advisors would cost anything like what one of the star actors was paid. I can only assume that they didn’t think the audience is sophisticated enough to grasp a historically accurate plot. Given that film critics found the battles epic, maybe that’s justified.

Offline Harry Faversham

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Re: Oh yes….. Napoleon by Ridley Scott
« Reply #39 on: April 24, 2024, 05:43:28 AM »
The battle scenes were pretty dire. Some of the scuffles in Sharpe are more 'epic'!
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Offline Fitz

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Re: Oh yes….. Napoleon by Ridley Scott
« Reply #40 on: April 24, 2024, 05:45:11 AM »
Are you suggesting that Napoleonic battlefield tactics didn't consist of two crowds of men running at each other in disorganised mobs?

Offline Cholmondely Percival IV

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Re: Oh yes….. Napoleon by Ridley Scott
« Reply #41 on: April 27, 2024, 04:53:58 PM »
Are the uniforms at least plausible? I get hung up when a movie or series set in a “historical” period completely ignores what folks actually wore in the time period. That godawful King Arthur movie with Kiera Knightly, for example… I’m not sure that I am up for the masochism OG putting up with enormous plot holes if the visual spectacle doesn’t compensate a bit.

I haven’t seen King Arthur but I recall an interview with Kiera Knightly in which she discussed an idea she’d had for increasing her character’s historical accuracy, which wasn’t adopted. It entailed her being naked in a battle scene, apparently to distract her opponents and facilitate her killing them.. More research is needed in this area, I feel.

Offline Cholmondely Percival IV

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Re: Oh yes….. Napoleon by Ridley Scott
« Reply #42 on: April 27, 2024, 04:55:25 PM »
I'll bet some people still walked out.

Some didn’t even bother asking for a parachute.

Offline The Dozing Dragon

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Re: Oh yes….. Napoleon by Ridley Scott
« Reply #43 on: May 01, 2024, 10:12:02 PM »
I attempted to persevere last night... it did not last long...

Offline dickiegranthum

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Re: Oh yes….. Napoleon by Ridley Scott
« Reply #44 on: May 03, 2024, 02:03:53 AM »
I'll bet some people still walked out.

So… twist this handle, pull in, and I’m out the door! Glad I read the pre-flight pamphlet!

 

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