It appears everyone is attempting to cash in on the silent film craze.

After "The Artist" took home the Academy Award for Best Picture at the Oscars, the San Francisco Silent Film Festival plans on doing something a little different at this year's event: screen the 1927 epic, "Napoleon."

However, as the Los Angeles Times states, the movie won't be played in San Francisco. Due to the film's widescreen format -- known as Polyvision -- the event will instead take place across the bridge, at the Paramount Theater in Oakland.

On top of the lengthy five-and-a-half-hour runtime, ticket prices will range from $45 to $120. Each of the four screenings -- to be held on March 24, 25 and 31, and April 1 -- will have three intermissions, including a dinner break.

Clocking in at an astounding five-and-a-half hours, "Napoleon" tells the story of the early years of the legendary French military leader. The last successful screening took place at Radio City Music Hall in 1981.

Tickets to the "Napoleon" screening and the 17th Annual San Francisco Silent Film Festival -- if you're into these sorts of things -- can be purchased here.

[via LAT]

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