History Literature / WarAndPeace

18th May '17 8:47:54 PM Prinzenick
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* CompressedAdaptation: By necessity, the film adaptations all greatly streamline and simplify the story as much as possible to make it remotely filmable.

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* CompressedAdaptation: By necessity, the film adaptations all greatly streamline and simplify the story as much as possible to make it remotely filmable.filmable, and some of them ''still'' have exceedingly long runtimes.
18th May '17 8:46:30 PM Prinzenick
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* CompressedAdaptation: By necessity, the film adaptations all greatly streamline and simplify the story as much as possible to make it remotely filmable.
3rd May '17 2:34:11 PM Ciara25
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* BrotherSisterIncest: Between Helene and Anatole.

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* BrotherSisterIncest: Between Hinted between Helene and Anatole.Anatole, as much as Tolstoy possibly could in the nineteenth century. Flat-out shown in the 2016 version, where Anatole comes in to wake Helene up, then climbs into bed with her. "Oh, that feels nice, do that again."
11th Apr '17 10:33:41 AM CarolC
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* AlasPoorVillain: Despite all that she's done, the viewer still feels deeply for Helene in the 2016 version when she becomes pregnant thanks to an extra-marital affair, is utterly shunned by St. Petersburg society, [[spoiler: and either mistakenly takes too much abortifacient or deliberately commits suicide.]] Upon learning of this, Pierre acknowledges the [spoiler: tragedy of her dying alone].

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* AlasPoorVillain: Despite all that she's done, the viewer still feels deeply for Helene in the 2016 version when she becomes pregnant thanks to an extra-marital affair, is utterly shunned by St. Petersburg society, [[spoiler: and either mistakenly takes too much abortifacient or deliberately commits suicide.]] Upon learning of this, Pierre acknowledges the [spoiler: [[spoiler: tragedy of her dying alone].alone]].
11th Apr '17 10:29:04 AM CarolC
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* AlasPoorVillain: Despite all that she's done, the viewer still feels deeply for Helene in the 2016 version when she becomes pregnant thanks to an extra-marital affair, is utterly shunned by St. Petersburg society, [[spoiler: and either mistakenly takes too much abortifacient or deliberately commits suicide.]]

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* AlasPoorVillain: Despite all that she's done, the viewer still feels deeply for Helene in the 2016 version when she becomes pregnant thanks to an extra-marital affair, is utterly shunned by St. Petersburg society, [[spoiler: and either mistakenly takes too much abortifacient or deliberately commits suicide.]]]] Upon learning of this, Pierre acknowledges the [spoiler: tragedy of her dying alone].
4th Mar '17 5:02:14 PM RoseAndHeather
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It is the year 1805. [[SmugSnake Napoleon Bonaparte]] has installed himself as Emperor of France, and he makes war on Austria and Russia in his bid to establish France as the supreme nation on Earth. In Petersburg, [[ThePhilosopher Pierre Bezukhov]], the illegitimate son of Count Kirill [[{{Patronymic}} Vladimirovich]] Bezukhov, attends a soirée at Anna Pavlovna's, a lady in waiting to the Russian empress. On St. Natalya's Day, guests gather at the Rostov mansion at Otradnoe to pay their respects to [[StepfordSmiler Countess Rostov]] and her daughter [[TheCutie Natasha]]. Some days later, [[ByronicHero Prince Andrei Bolkonsky]] declares to his father that he is going to join the Russian military and achieve glory, just as Napoleon did...

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It is the year 1805. [[SmugSnake Napoleon Bonaparte]] has installed himself as Emperor of France, and he makes war on Austria and Russia in his bid to establish France as the supreme nation on Earth. In Petersburg, [[ThePhilosopher Pierre Bezukhov]], the illegitimate son of Count Kirill [[{{Patronymic}} Vladimirovich]] Bezukhov, attends a soirée at Anna Pavlovna's, a lady in waiting to the Russian empress. On St. Natalya's Day, guests gather at the Rostov mansion at Otradnoe to pay their respects to [[StepfordSmiler Countess Rostov]] Rostova]] and her daughter [[TheCutie Natasha]]. Some days later, [[ByronicHero Prince Andrei Bolkonsky]] declares to his father that he is going to join the Russian military and achieve glory, just as Napoleon did...
26th Feb '17 6:18:31 PM jamespolk
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The book was adapted to film several times. The 1956 American version, directed by Creator/KingVidor, starring Creator/AudreyHepburn as Natasha and Creator/HenryFonda as Count Bezukhov, cut out a lot of things so it was "only" 208 minutes long. The Soviet version made in the 1960s by Creator/SergeiBondarchuk (who also starred as Pierre) was more accurate. It was released in four parts in 1966 and 1967, with a total running time of 431 minutes. With inflation taken into account, it's the most expensive film in history. The version released in the United States in 1968 was cut down to about 5 1/2 hours; it won the UsefulNotes/AcademyAwardForBestForeignLanguageFilm, setting a record for "longest movie to win an Oscar" that still stands.

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The book was adapted to film several times. The 1956 American version, directed by Creator/KingVidor, starring Creator/AudreyHepburn as Natasha and Creator/HenryFonda as Count Bezukhov, cut out a lot of things so it was "only" 208 minutes long. The Soviet version made in the 1960s by Creator/SergeiBondarchuk (who also starred as Pierre) was more accurate. It was released in four parts in 1966 and 1967, with a total running time of 431 minutes. With inflation taken into account, it's the most expensive film in history. The version released in the United States in 1968 was cut down to about 5 1/2 hours; it won the UsefulNotes/AcademyAwardForBestForeignLanguageFilm, setting a record for "longest movie to win an Oscar" that still stands.
lasted until ''Film/OJMadeInAmerica'' won the award for Documentary Feature for 2016.
2nd Feb '17 3:00:30 PM YellowLab
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* HeterosexualLifePartners: Pierre and Andrei. Even after not having seen each other in years, their friendship remains just as strong.
10th Jan '17 12:55:54 PM eleanorofaquitaine
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* ApronMatron: Marya Akhrosimova.

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* ApronMatron: Marya Dmitrievna Akhrosimova.
10th Jan '17 10:55:20 AM eleanorofaquitaine
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* AuthorVocabularyCalendar: Tolstoy uses "handsome" to describe quite a few characters.
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