David was interviewed recently by The Observer newspaper in the UK about the upcoming films on Napoleon’s friendship on St Helena with Betsy Balcombe.
Unfortunately the article doesn’t mention our friend Staton Rabin, who wrote a book on the friendship which is being used as the source material for the other film mentioned in the article, in which I believe Al Pacino will be playing Napoleon. If you’re looking for an additional Napoleon-related podcast while you’re waiting for David and I to record episode #4, then check out the interview I did with Staton about 12 months ago.
Al Pacino? Wow, really? After another glance at his recent photos, with this new role in mind, he could pass as an older St Helena Bonaparte. Al Pacino, infamous Scarface role, playing Bonaparte in a movie about young Betsy Balcome’s friendship with the exile…….. I can’t resist the temptation……. do you think he’d say “Say hello to my little friend?” I’m sorry but I coudn’t help it. 🙂