London audiences will be able to enjoy one of the great film experiences when Carl Davis’s score to Abel Gance’s classic silent Napoléon is performed live with the film in London’s Royal Festival Hall on 4 and 5 December 2004. Davis will conduct the London Philharmonic Orchestra.
Napoléon is without doubt one of the most extraordinary films ever made. It lasts well over five hours and at key points employs no less than three separate screens. This is already one of the hottest tickets in London. Miss it, miss out!
“To see Napoléon with a full orchestra performing Carl Davis’s score is an almost unimaginably thrilling experience... No superlative is enough.”
Tony Rayns, Time Out
“One of the great masterpieces... Napoléon is not only unmissable but awe-inspiring viewing.” *****
Angie Errigo, Empire
To coincide with the Royal Festival Hall performances the British Film Institute is publishing Kevin Brownlow’s celebrated book, ‘Napoléon’, which tells the amazing story of his quest to restore this great masterpiece. This limited edition includes a free CD of highlights from the Carl Davis score for the film. Both the book and CD are available until 5th December at a special pre-publication price of £13.99 (rrp £15.99) inc p&p. To order at this special price, send your credit card details or a cheque (made payable to Central Books) to: BFI Publishing, 21 Stephen Street, London W1 1LN, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org Please remember to include your full postal address. Delivery can takeup to 28 days.
Carl Davis and Kevin Brownlow will be signing copies after the performances.