Magazine article Variety


Magazine article Variety


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Abel Gance's 1927 'Napoléon'

A Holy Grail of the silent film era, Abel Gance's "Napoléon" is one of the most impressive epics ever to grace the big screen - and one of the most difficult to see, due to its three-screen format (tinted blue, white, and red in the stunning finale) and complicated legal issues. (Francis Ford Coppola owns the rights in the U.S.) Now, thanks to restoration hero Kevin Brownlow, those with a region-free player can witness this early experiment in panoramic storytelling in its most complete, 332-minute form, on Blu-ray and DVD from the British Film Institute.

Londoners are marking their calendars for January, when a National Theatre revival of Tony Kushner's "Angels in America" goes on sale for an April 1 premiere. Brit-American actor Andrew Garfield stars along with Nathan Lane and Russell Tovey; Marianne Elliott directs.


'Angels in America'


Try the World Michelin Gift Box

Armchair gastronomes can travel the globe with the Michelinthemed gift box from Try the World, a subscription service that delivers international delicacies each month. Thomas Raquel, pastry chef at New York's threeMichelin-starred Le Bernadin, selects goodies like French pain d'épice (spice cake), Israeli date spread, Mexican hot chocolate, and pineapple cake from Taiwan. …

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