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Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian01 Dec 2023 10:00 a.m. PST

You were asked – TMP link

Best Dramatic Movie/Mini-Series About Napoleon or His Era?

And in the final round of voting:

28% said "Waterloo (1970)"
19% [TIE] said "Duellists, The (1977)" OR "Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World (2003)"

Grattan54 Supporting Member of TMP01 Dec 2023 11:33 a.m. PST

Good pick. I really like the Duellists but Waterloo does capture the fighting and feel of the wars.

Personal logo Bobgnar Supporting Member of TMP01 Dec 2023 11:48 a.m. PST

Do you like a mass battle or a small skirmish!

Personal logo Artilleryman Supporting Member of TMP01 Dec 2023 11:35 p.m. PST

Maybe 'The Duelists' was so good because Scott did not have any battle scenes in it.

Mollinary02 Dec 2023 10:15 a.m. PST

Bondarchuk's 1960s War and Peace series was epic, with amazing battle scenes. Still available on DVD at over six hours in length!

14Bore03 Dec 2023 10:58 a.m. PST

If anything the movie Napoleon has increased Waterloo's favorably

Personal logo Old Contemptible Supporting Member of TMP06 Dec 2023 10:57 p.m. PST

Great Choice. "Waterloo" could use a re-release in theaters. I am not sure there is enough footage for a director's cut but a remastered IMAX version would be great. My appreciation of this movie has only grown.

forrester07 Dec 2023 9:35 a.m. PST

Despite the inevitable omissions and compressions [unless you WANT a film ten hours long] its stood the test of time.

There was a spate of historical movies at about that time but it all fell out of fashion a bit

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