Stanley Kubrick`S Napoleon: the Greatest Movie Never Made

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Stanley Kubrick`S Napoleon: the Greatest Movie Never Made

by Alison Castle

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Format: H Hard Cover

Publisher: Taschen


The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 3836523353

ISBN - 13: 9783836523356

Seller Comments:

Folio-12"-15" Tall New and unread single volume edition of this massive collection of materials related to Kubrick's never-produced film. Green cloth printed in gilt with original spine label and descriptive outer band, nearly 14" tall and 3" thick. Never opened, band fits so tightly that we haven't removed it, and it's apparent nobody else ever has. Very light shelf rubbing to lower corners. In English, German and French.

From the Publisher

The fascinating tale of Kubrick's unfilmed masterpiece

Now available in an unlimited, single-volume edition!

For 40 years, Kubrick fans and film buffs have wondered about the director''s mysterious unmade film on Napoleon Bonaparte. Slated for production immediately following the release of 2001: A Space Odyssey, Kubrick's "Napoleon" was to be at once a character study and a sweeping epic, replete with grandiose battle scenes featuring thousands of extras. To write his original screenplay, Kubrick embarked on two years of intensive research; with the help of dozens of assistants and an Oxford Napoleon specialist, he amassed an unparalleled trove of research and preproduction material, including approximately 15,000 location scouting photographs and 17,000 slides of Napoleonic imagery. No stone was left unturned in Kubrick''s nearly-obsessive quest to uncover every piece of information history had to offer about Napoleon. But alas, Kubrick's movie was not destined to be: the film studios, first M.G.M. and then United Artists, decided such an undertaking was too risky at a time when historical epics were out of fashion.

TASCHEN's tribute to this unmade masterpiece makes Kubrick's valiant work on "Napoleon" available to fans for the first time. Based on the original 2009 limited edition which featured ten books hidden inside of a carved out reproduction of a Napoleon history book, this publication brings all the original elements together in one volume. Herein, all of the books from the original edition are reproduced in facsimile: correspondence, costume studies, location scouting photographs, research material, script drafts, and more. Kubrick's final draft is reproduced in its entirety.

The text book features the complete original treatment, essays examining the screenplay in historical and dramatic contexts, an essay by Jean Tulard on Napoleon in cinema, and a transcript of interviews Kubrick conducted with Oxford professor Felix Markham. The culmination of years of research and preparation, this unique publication offers readers a chance to experience the creative process of one of cinema's greatest talents as well as a fascinating exploration of the enigmatic figure that was Napoleon Bonaparte.

*Includes access to searchable/downloadable online research database: Kubrick''s complete picture file of nearly 17,000 Napoleonic images*

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