Saturday, May 21, 2022

Ridley Scott’s “Napoleon”

Director Ridley Scott ("Gladiator") continues prepping his new "Napoleon" feature "Kitbag", starring Joaquin Phoenix ("Joker") as
the 'Emperor' of the French from 1804 to 1815, as seen through the eyes of his wife 'Josephine' (Vanessa Kirby) for Apple TV+:

"...the new film is described as a personal look at Napoleon’s origins and his swift, ruthless climb to emperor, viewed through the prism of his addictive and often volatile relationship with his wife and one true love, 'Josephine'. The film will also capture Napoleon's famous battles, his relentless ambition and strategic mind as a military leader..."

Napoleon Bonaparte rose to prominence during the latter stages of the 'French Revolution' and its associated wars in Europe. As 'Napoleon I', he was 'Emperor' of the French from 1804 to 1815. His legal reform, the 'Napoleonic Code', has been a major influence on many civil law jurisdictions worldwide, but he is best known for his role in wars led against France, by a series of coalitions, during the 'Napoleonic Wars'.

Napoleon spread the ideals of the French Revolution, while consolidating an imperial monarchy, restoring aspects of the deposed 'Ancien Régime'.