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Reviving Napoleon

A cinematic retelling of the emperor’s rise and fall
Poster from IMDb. Cutline: The portrayal of Napolean played by Joaquin Pheonix, and they journey to power through his life as a leader.

With breaking action and modern-day epic historical knowledge throughout the movie, Napoleon was able to move the audience as well as convey his story and achievements in the French Revolution.

Directed by Ridley Scott, he created a storyline of Napoleon and related the history and Napoleon’s role back to the main idea of the movie. The film was visually captivating and a stunning masterpiece to view. It tells the story of Napoleon and even teaches the audience how he led France back to victory. The movie captured the awe of the epic and raw battle scenes. It helps people understand what it was like during the French Revolution as well as put yourself in the shoes of the French soldiers.

The costumes and the setting brought the audience back to the 1800s and old French culture, which displayed elegance and beauty. Music was also a major part that the movie back in the French Revolution times, with Napoleon’s intensity and dominance. Furthermore, the music was captivating without going over the top.

In addition to all this, the relationships in the movie with different characters struck emotion and were a joy to see. The performance of Joaquin Phoenix, who plays Napoleon, was amazing in how well he was able to portray Napoleon’s character and what he would be like. Phoenix played the role well by bringing the audience to the edge of their seats, together with Vanessa Kirby, who performed as Empress Josephine. Empress Josephine was Empress of the French, the first wife of Emperor Napoleon, and brought the character to life.

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Sara Dimitrijevic '25
Sara Dimitrijevic '25, Staff Writer
First year staffer Sara Dimitrijevic ’25 is excited to be writing for The Tower this year. Dimitrijevic is thrilled to be able to write about exciting topics that interest her. Her passion for writing will carry on this year as she wants to be able to share her opinions and beliefs about ongoing topics.“I’m really excited to express my thoughts and feelings about the stories I write this year,” Dimitrijevic said. Outside of school Dimitrijevic loves to ski and play tennis in her free time. She also has a hidden talent that many of her friends don’t know about- playing the piano.

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