Stanley Kubrick: The Napoleon Film

Jeffrey Wells on the upcoming book, Stanley Kubrick: The Napoleon Film:

Written by Allison Castle and edited by Christiane Kubrick (i.e., Kubrick’s widow), it will focus entirely on the famous Napoleon biopic that Kubrick began working on in ’68 and bailed on four or five years later — i.e., “the greatest film that Kubrick never made.”

Wells has a bit from a 1969 interview with Joseph Gelmis where Kubrick describes his interest in the project, and this link to the screenplay (PDF), which has been floating around for years. Amazon’s listing for the book says it runs 1,900 pages, and is due in June.

Saturday, 28 February 2009