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War and Peace

War and Peace

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War and Peace is a commendable attempt to boil down Tolstoy's long, difficult novel into 208 minutes' screen time. In recreating the the social and personal upheavals attending Napoleon's 1812 invasion of Russia, $6 million was shelled out by coproducers Carlo Ponti, Dino de Laurentiis and Paramount Pictures. Some of the panoramic battle sequences are so expertly handled by second-unit director Mario Soldati that they appear to be Technicolor-and-Vistavision newsreel footage of the actual events. Still, the film falters dramatically, principally because of a lumpy script and King Vidor's surprisingly lustreless direction. In addition, the casting is wildly consistent: for example, while Audrey Hepburn is flawless as Natasha, Henry Fonda is far too "Yankeefied" as the introspective Pierre. Proving too long and unwieldy for most audiences, War and Peace died at the box office; far more successful was the epic, scrupulously faithful 1968 version, filmed in the Soviet Union.

(English), War and Peace is a commendable attempt to boil down Tolstoy's long, difficult novel into 208 minutes' screen time. In recreating the the social and personal upheavals attending Napoleon's 1812 invasion of Russia, $6 million was shelled out by coproducers Carlo Ponti, Dino de Laurentiis and Paramount Pictures. Some of the panoramic battle sequences are so expertly handled by second-unit director Mario Soldati that they appear to be Technicolor-and-Vistavision newsreel footage of the actual events. Still, the film falters dramatically, principally because of a lumpy script and King Vidor's surprisingly lustreless direction. In addition, the casting is wildly consistent: for example, while Audrey Hepburn is flawless as Natasha, Henry Fonda is far too "Yankeefied" as the introspective Pierre. Proving too long and unwieldy for most audiences, War and Peace died at the box office; far more successful was the epic, scrupulously faithful 1968 version, filmed in the Soviet Union. (Spanish)

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    Title: War and Peace
    Genre: Drama-Classics, Drama-Romantic Drama
    Starring: Audrey Hepburn, Giuseppe Addobbati, Henry Fonda, Mel Ferrer, Vittorio Gassman, Bridget Boland, Anita Ekberg, Tullio Carminati, Mario Camerini, Jack Cardiff
    Director: King Vidor
    Attributes: Widescreen, Dolby, Subtitled
    Release Date: 4/25/2017
    Original Year: 1956
    Product Type: DVD
    Rated: PG
    Catalog #: 59188455000
    UPC: 032429274168
    Item #: 1795953X

    Technical Information

    Street Date: 4/25/2017
    Run Time: 208 minutes
    Studio: Paramount