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Online Bloggard

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Re: Napoleon - the Sequel. Actor? Director?
« Reply #45 on: December 01, 2023, 10:35:05 AM »
Well if helps..... Jimmy Nail as Ney (Why Neye mon) and Cheryl Tweedy as the Empress Marie Louise. Ridley's muted palette ain't going to work with that one. Break out the Technicolour.

only if jimmy gets to sing the theme song.

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Re: Napoleon - the movie
« Reply #46 on: December 01, 2023, 10:58:15 AM »
He could just reuse Ain't No Doubt. Seems to work and think at the residuals he would get through the streaming services  for no effort at all.
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Online Harry Faversham

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Re: Napoleon - the movie
« Reply #47 on: December 01, 2023, 11:21:56 AM »
Were you?  I believe you were threatening to carry out research for LAF and go and see it.

Research carried out, yes I was very entertained thanks. It's not like we get three flims a month that cater toward our interests.

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Re: Napoleon - the movie
« Reply #48 on: December 01, 2023, 12:51:54 PM »
actually jimmy nail as ... napoleon .... hmmm, good match physically. Brooding intensity. Likes Country and Western.

missed opportunity.

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Re: Napoleon - the movie
« Reply #49 on: December 01, 2023, 04:04:52 PM »
...Question, does the movie show Blücher’s loyalty towards his promise to support Wellington at Waterloo … against the advice of his Chief of staff (Gneisenau) and that without that pivotal decision, Napoleon may have defeated the Wellington’s Anglo-Allied army and a major rewrite of history might have followed?

Nope. Prussians show up at the end as usual. However, instead of showing up to chase the beaten French, this time they fall on Napoleon's flank while the battle still rages. That's an improvement over previous film Waterloos that I've seen. There was one where Wellington (was it Olivier?) said "If Blucher doesn't show up soon I'll attack Napoleon myself". Must say, while I really didn't like Steiger's Napoleon in 1970, Christopher Plummer was fine as the Duke, way better than the current one.

Oh yeah, Boney is aware of Blucher's march before the shooting starts. Still, the uniforms were right, lots of troops and horses on screen, the cannons recoiled.
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Re: Napoleon - the movie
« Reply #50 on: December 01, 2023, 06:25:26 PM »
I liked the line in the movie Waterloo when Wellington says "Give me night or give me Blucher."

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Re: Napoleon - the movie
« Reply #51 on: December 01, 2023, 07:03:32 PM »
They missed the chance (among others) where Uxbridge says near the end, "By God sir, I've lost my leg" and Wellington replies, "By God sir, so you have".

You think the Duke was still miffed Uxbridge ran off with his brother's wife?

Offline Iain R

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Re: Napoleon - the movie
« Reply #52 on: December 01, 2023, 07:09:25 PM »
So... from this rather more measured thread amidst the anguished howling on the FB groups, my general take on this is that I'll probably still see it (after all, someone bothered to make this, rather than more Adventures of Marvel's Captain Catpiss Part 7 or Star Wars Episode XXXVI: A Shameless Cashgrab), but not by paying £20+ for the privilege of seeing it in the cinema. I'll wait for it to turn up for a fiver in Asda watch it for a bit of painting background noise....

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Offline Cubs

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Re: Napoleon - the movie
« Reply #53 on: December 01, 2023, 07:31:31 PM »
Yeah, I will sometimes want to see a film anyway, despite reviews (or maybe because of) but given the very useful critiques, good and bad, I reckon it's not going to be for me. My interest would be largely historical - historical military at that - and if that's just going to disappoint then, no. For me, suspense of disbelief only works so far, and if you're filming a historical subject, the disbelief is likely to be constrained by historical fact (or at least, informed conjecture). '300' I liked, because it looked like a comic book, since it was based on a comic book, and that's all I expected.

Maybe sometimes ignorance really is bliss? If I didn't know about the wild inaccuracy perhaps I'd be able to enjoy it. Sadly, I'd then be tempted to believe the fiction as fact, which is one of Hollywood's beguiling poisons.
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Re: Napoleon - the movie
« Reply #54 on: December 01, 2023, 10:57:36 PM »
So... from this rather more measured thread amidst the anguished howling on the FB groups, my general take on this is that I'll probably still see it (after all, someone bothered to make this, rather than more Adventures of Marvel's Captain Catpiss Part 7 or Star Wars Episode XXXVI: A Shameless Cashgrab), but not by paying £20+ for the privilege of seeing it in the cinema. I'll wait for it to turn up for a fiver in Asda watch it for a bit of painting background noise....

Your whole post was rather hilarious and sadly sums up the film industry currently. I like the Asda plan, I do that too....but you have to be quick to catch them, I notice films go through a weird stage where after appearing at the introductory £10-£15 price  (depending on its box office success) in the top 10 they then disappear for sometimes a year and can only be found on Amazon at a ridiculous price before coming back at the £5 gig, or sometimes not at all.
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Re: Napoleon - the movie
« Reply #55 on: December 02, 2023, 01:01:56 AM »
It will stream before too long. Some of the streamers do a free trial period.  Just sayin' ;)

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Re: Napoleon - the movie
« Reply #56 on: December 02, 2023, 06:15:49 PM »
You think the Duke was still miffed Uxbridge ran off with his brother's wife?

Probably consoled himself with the thought that Uxbridge wasn't going to do much running after that.
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Re: Napoleon - the movie
« Reply #57 on: December 02, 2023, 07:08:29 PM »
Probably consoled himself with the thought that Uxbridge wasn't going to do much running after that.

He could still catch him on the hop.

Offline Poiter50

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Re: Napoleon - the movie
« Reply #58 on: December 02, 2023, 11:05:43 PM »
Yeah but he won't be able to get a leg over. lol lol lol lol

He could still catch him on the hop.
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Offline Cubs

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Re: Napoleon - the movie
« Reply #59 on: December 03, 2023, 09:19:23 AM »
Yeah but he won't be able to get a leg over. lol lol lol lol


 

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