# 默片《拿破侖》

This week in London, the cinema event of the year - if not the century - has been a five and a half-hour five-and-a-half-hour screening of a film made almost 90 years ago. It is It’s Abel Gance’s Napoleon, . Digitally restored, once neglected. , it was shown last Sunday with a live performance by the Philharmonia Orchestra conducted by the composer , Carl Davis, who’s just turned 80 , and who paid for the restoration.

We have had to leave something. This would be what we did of significance. It was a kind of, not memorial , cause of some sit around. strong–arm, but what’s important, what have you donethat’s , it’s important, you know. That’s , it’s Napoleon. OK, okay.

And the reason we could watch Napoleon in the 21st century was the dedication of a man who’s pursued the fragments and trails across six decades, . Kevin Brownlow, film detective.

As a school boy, I was a very enthusiastic film collector , on 9. 5, which was a the standard home movie gage gauge before 8 mm 8mm took over. I had one , called Lion and the Mogols , by the pet of the French intellectuals Jean Epstein . and I couldn’t stand it and wanted to get rid of it. So I called the library I bought it from . and they said, well, unfortunately, we we’ve only got one film left. It’s called Napoleon Bonaparte in the French Revolution, which I didn’t want . because that sounded like a classroom film.

• Words worth to be remembered:
• 爱乐乐团（The London Philharmonia Orchestra: 是伦敦的一支管弦乐团。曾几度易名。乐团于1945年在“EMI唱片公司”制作人华尔特·莱格组织下成立，当时只是一支录音专用乐团。从1995年起，皇家节日大厅成了乐团的固定演出场所。
• composer: n. 作曲家；著作者
• gauge: n. 标准尺寸；测量仪器；规，表，计；大小，程度；范围；容量；（枪管的）口径 v. 判断；估计；量，测

## 譯文

##### Chaochen Wang 王　超辰
###### Assistant Professor

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