I’m writing to so many blogs these days it’s getting hard to keep them all straight. Here’s my thinking on the Lane Hartwell incident over at the Webguild blog.
Webguild is the Silicon Valley marketing and internet networking group that meets at Google every month and sponsors a couple of conferences each year. It’s a volunteer effort but run with exceptional professionalism and innovation by Daya Baran (Webguild President) and Reshma Kumar (Webguild Vice President). I’m looking forward to the Web 2.0 Conference to be held in January.
This beautiful and clever film takes a fanciful “alternative history” of Napoleon’s imprisonment on the island of St. Helene, following a conspiracy to replace him on the throne by trading places with a commoner who looks like Napoleon. Ian Holm is magnificent in one of his best roles, Iben Hjejle is radiant as Napoleon’s thoughful and down to earth love interest. This film uses several very clever, subtle film allusions to add depth and humor to a complex storyline. The Emperor’s New Clothes is a great story and a joy to watch.
Note – this 2001 film is not a remake of film by same name about a Roman Emperor. Have not seen that one.