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Arts Essay

Napoleon dynamite

5 November 2016

9:00 AM

5 November 2016

9:00 AM

I shall never forget my first encounter with Abel Gance’s Napoleon. I saw it under the most unpromising circumstances — fragments of the great original, shown on a home projector, 25 years after its original release. Yet those fragments changed my life.

I was 15, still at school in Hampstead, and already obsessed by the cinema.

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