Death has a strange way of resolving certain tensions. It can bring an end to an abusive relationship or relieve a person with a terminal illness of his suffering. It can quell any arguments and make long-held grudges seem ridiculously futile.
Movies are no longer a curiosity. But being the big art elephant in our culture they are certainly worthy of our curiosity, the desire to understand how they came about, how they were made, what makes them work, and what makes them work on us.
If you love silent film, or if you love the movies in general, and if you are not yet convinced that you need to see this rarely screened masterpiece, here are 10 reasons why you shouldn't miss Napoleon.
The Motion Picture Academy does an injustice, not only to the recipients but to their fans, by continuing its new policy of presenting honorary Oscars at a special function in November instead of the ceremony next February.