Curious screenplay - it's too abbreviated to be effective. Reads like an unimaginative historian's notes written in screenplay form. It jumps from Nieman River practically to Moscow with some cursory V/o to fill in the scorched earth Russian policy and some skirmishes (missing Smoleknsk and Borodino) - doesn't understand Kutuzov. Guts the accumulating background to the growing failures of Napoleon's (his disappearing army) lack of inventive strategy. The leaving of Moscow forgets half of the retreat to end all retreats. And no Berezina! How was Kubrick going to use this to make the film? Don't see it. Barry Lyndon was a story, already a novel. The old phrase comes to mind - if it aint on the page it aint on the stage. So is this the real screenplay, or a ploy by Kubrick, or simply an early compilation to give some idea to Napoleon's or somebody called Napoleon's life. Then looking at Waterloo it failed, miserably. Look at War and Peace and you see Tolstoy avoided Napoleon, made it about the life of Russians at the time.