Ed Driscoll

THE GREATEST FILM NEVER MADE:

THE GREATEST FILM NEVER MADE: Stanley Kubrick’s plans for Napoleon to be published.

This would have been the follow-up to first 2001: A Space Odyssey and later A Clockwork Orange, but Stanley could never get funding sufficient to do it on the scale he envisioned. (Using some of the research he gleaned in planning Napoleon Kubrick eventually made Barry Lyndon, a historical film of a (slightly) smaller scope–as rich looking as Napoleon no doubt would have been, but not needing the zillions of extras and endless vistas that Napoleon’s battle scenes would have required).