Saturday, 22 October 2016

Napoleon in cinemas

Details here
Abel Gance’s heroic depiction of the rise of Napoleon Bonaparte is an undisputed cinema landmark. Famed for its groundbreaking technical innovations – including its famous triptych finale – and a running time of 5 ½ hours, Gance’s epic traverses many of the formative experiences that shaped Napoleon’s rapid advancement. Cool under pressure, Bonaparte overcomes fierce rivals, the deadly Terror and political machinations to seal his imperial destiny. Monumental and visionary, the story’s chapters play out in exhilarating fashion tied together by an incredible feat of editing and technical ingenuity. Featuring an equally mammoth score composed and conducted by Carl Davis (newly recorded in 7.1), this definitive digital restoration presents this silent masterpiece in all its grandiose glory.

Wednesday, 19 October 2016

'News of the '98' (1798 Rebellion in Northern Ireland)

This is a short movie we were involved with filming in 1998. Filmed at the Ulster American Folk park in Omagh.

Saturday, 24 September 2016

Das Infanterie-Regiment „Kronprinz“ (5. Königlich Sächsisches) Nr. 104

musketeer officer (left) and soldier from saxon infantry regiment "Prinz Maximilian" in front of castle "Wolkenstein" in Saxony (1791)

Wednesday, 10 August 2016

New book series

Andrew Bamford writes: New logo design for the book series that I am editing for Helion and Company Publishing. The first titles will be out over the coming winter: topics for the first twelve months’ releases include studies of the Battle of Prestonpans 1745, the naval blockade of Brest 1793-1815, the 1794 campaign in the West Indies, and the 1799 Helder campaign; works on uniforms and military organisation covering the Dutch army 1713-1772 and the Spanish Army c.1800; memoirs – all with notes and commentary – covering the Seven Years War, French and Indian War, and Napoleonic Wars. Watch this space for more details.