Napoleon is also the subject of an unmade Stanley Kubrick film. The script, which Kubrick wrote himself (althought he did not cite his sources) was recently released on the internet, but was soon taken off with the threat of legal action. The script for Napoleon was dated September 29, 1969, which was relatively early in Kubricks career, and he had not yet made such an extensive reputation for himself so it is easy to understand why he did not get the financial backing needed to make the movie.

What is interesting is that the script contained extensive production notes including where it would be filmed (Yugoslavia, Italy), the suggested length (180 minutes), and the cost need to hire actors to play the numerious soldiers (including the price of uniforms, etc.) among other things. It is sad that Stanley Kubrick was never able to make this movie, for surely under his direction, it would have been great.

Na*po"le*on (?), n. [From the Emperor Napoleon 1.]

A French gold coin of twenty francs, or about $3.86.

 

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Na*po"le*on (?), n.

1. (Card Playing)

(a)

A game in which each player holds five cards, the eldest hand stating the number of tricks he will bid to take, any subsequent player having the right to overbid him or a previous bidder, the highest bidder naming the trump and winning a number of points equal to his bid if he makes so many tricks, or losing the same number of points if he fails to make them.

(b)

A bid to take five tricks at napoleon. It is ordinarily the highest bid; but sometimes bids are allowed of wellington, or of blucher, to take five tricks, or pay double, or treble, if unsuccessful.

2.

A Napoleon gun.

3.

A kind of top boot of the middle of the 19th century.

4.

A shape and size of cigar. It is about seven inches long.

 

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