17281RE: [WarOf1812] TV & Video: slightly OT
- Feb 28, 2003Great, thanks for the evaluation. I'll probably watch it, but then I'm a
hopeless case as many regularly tell me. ;-)
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>From: "Jean-Philipe Chapleau" <jpchapleau@...>_________________________________________________________________
>Subject: RE: [WarOf1812] TV & Video: slightly OT
>Date: Fri, 28 Feb 2003 11:20:54 -0500
> I just watched the final episode in French, and I was left a little
>indifferent with the series in that, there are some nice piece, but large
>bits of the legend were left out. The "love" part does take a large chunk
>the series. I'd recommend it for people who want to know the man a lot
>but who aren't exactly knowledgeable in the period.
> The big problem is that a number of the most important characters
>have Cameo roles. Beside Murat & Caulincourt, very few of the Marshals
>appear with any regularity (Ney does recur in the final episode). And that
>made it so there was only time for Napoleon and Josephine to do things.
>some of the biggest moments of Napoleon' career appear only in a line or
> As an interesting sidenote, the uniforms & flags used are "authentic"
>(there are no tri-color before 1812 and republican flags in Egypt) The
>battle scenes aren't exactly the best, but did keep me watching all 4
> Clavier, however, does a good job of playing the Emperor, the makeup
>him is really good... he does age well. For his own part Depardieu isn't
>that great (he clearly has a secondary role to Murat, Josephine &
>Not commercial free -- Napoleon. An A&E original movie premiere. April
>8th, 8pm Eastern. Don't know anything about it so can't comment whether
>it's movie drivel or something of substance. Stars Christian Clavier,
>Isabella Rosselline, Gerard Depardieu and John Malkovich. "He was a master
>of war and peace. His struggle was with love." (Their words, not mine,
>probably indicative of drivel.)
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