Ridley Scott's Napoleon

2023’s Napoleon from director Ridley Scott was supposed to be an epic masterpiece to tell the life of one of the most documented people in history. This miniseries looks at the movie from multiple angles with different historical experts. Each episode can be watched alone, however, I’d highly recommend watching both to get an even more in-depth look at the true story. 

Movie Overview

Release: 2023
Rating: R
Runtime: 2h 38m
Director: Ridley Scott
Writers: David Scarpa
Historical timeline in the movie: 1789 to 1821

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Alexander Mikaberidze

Alexander Mikaberidze is Professor of History and Ruth Herring Noel Endowed Chair at Louisiana State University in Shreveport. Dr. Mikaberidze specializes in the Napoleonic Wars, which he’s written extensively about, including the critically acclaimed The Napoleonic Wars: A Global History from Oxford University Press

He has previously been a guest on Based on a True Story to talk about Waterloo and Ridley Scott’s feature film directorial debut, The Duellists.

Alexander's Historical Grade: D-

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Louis Sarkozy

Louis Sarkozy is a graduate of Valley Forge Military Academy and New York University with a double major in history and philosophy, and also holds a Masters in International Relations at the American University in Washington D.C. The son of Nicolas Sarkozy, the 23rd President of France, Louis has written extensively on history and philosophy, including his most recent book called Napoleon’s Library: The Emperor, His Books and Their Influence on the Napoleonic Era from Pen and Sword Books.

Louis's Historical Grade: D-

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