Amsterdam University Press
A Revolution for the Screen
Title
A Revolution for the Screen
Subtitle
Abel Gance's Napoleon
Author
Paul Cuff
Price
€ 99,00
ISBN
9789089647344
Format
Hardback
Number of pages
272
Publication date
Dimensions
15.6 x 23.4 cm
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Paul Cuff

A Revolution for the Screen

Abel Gance's Napoleon

Abel Gance's silent masterpiece, Napoleon, was given a limited run on its debut in 1927, but soon afterwards distributors in France and America, unwilling to deal with its nine-hour running time, subjected it to savage cuts - with devastating results for the movie and for film history. The struggle across ensuing decades to restore and reintegrate Gance's film has formed a backdrop to an array of formal, contextual, and ideological battles. In this book, Paul Cuff takes account of those battles and challenges received opinion on Gance's view of both his film and its subject.
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Author

Paul Cuff

Paul Cuff is an Associate Fellow in the Department of Film and Television at the University of Warwick, UK.