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Lord Hill26 Apr 2018 7:11 a.m. PST

Just saw this and thought it might be of interest.
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Hard to imagine how bad Jack Nicholson would have been.

Dave Jackson Supporting Member of TMP26 Apr 2018 7:53 a.m. PST

ever seen this one (I have it…):


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alan L Supporting Member of TMP26 Apr 2018 8:04 a.m. PST

Very interesting.

jedburgh26 Apr 2018 9:09 a.m. PST

Kubrick collected hundreds of plates documents and Napoleonic Memorabilia which were collected in an expensive book(s) release by the German Publisher Taschen


goragrad26 Apr 2018 2:38 p.m. PST


darthfozzywig Supporting Member of TMP27 Apr 2018 12:14 p.m. PST

I was fortunate enough to see the Kubrick exhibit at LACMA a few years ago, and there was a large room dedicated to his Napoleon project.

There were shelf after shelf of books he had collected on the period, and an old-fashioned card catalog system where every card was a date between 1796 and 1815, tracking the location of every historical figure that would be featured in the movie.

It was pretty impressive.

Fred Mills27 Apr 2018 2:45 p.m. PST

The book had two versions. One was a ridiculously expensive collector's version, with multiple smaller books and notepad-like volumes in the set. The other was a whomping thick single volume (for maybe $100 USD) that combined elements of the fancier original, and came with a key to activate on-line content. I have the latter version and it is fabulous. It is huge and dense and filled with goodies. It includes research notes, scripts, storyboards, correspondence, and many other items, including material on Kubrick's thoughts about European armies that might have provided cheap labour as extras. (In the era, evidently the Romanian and Irish armies were super cheap!) I'm sorry I missed the LACMA exhibit. But the book is brilliant, and a great joy to thumb through; it includes, for example, facsimiles of hundreds of 3x5-inch index cards on which Kubrick had kept his research data.

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