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Silent Film Napoleon #275306

CBS Evening News for Sunday, Feb 01, 1981
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(Studio) Report with regard to restoration and presentation of silent movie epic "Napoleon" at New York City Radio City Music Hall introduced
REPORTER: Morton Dean

(NYC) Report with regard to director Abel Gance's movie "Napoleon" given. Scenes from silent epic shown courtesy The Images Film Archives. [Critic Judith CRIST - praises film.] British film historian's long effort to recover film recalled. Tape shown courtesy Twin Cities Public Television. Film's lack of early popularity credited to advent of talking pictures. Various pioneer efforts of Gance in camera technique noted. [Francis COPPOLA - talks about movie.] [Writer of musical score Carmine COPPOLA - praises film.] American Symphony Orchestra said playing score at Radio City Music Hall showing and planning American tour of film. Prints with added audio score said being prepared. Courtesy French TV-2, Gance shown receiving award.
REPORTER: Joan Snyder

Dean, Morton;
Snyder, Joan

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