Here's a really odd one: the Soviet film version of War and Peace
by Sergei Bondarchuk. Nothing guilty about it, right? An epic piece of Russian culture filmed in a truly spectacular way...
the book. I have my reasons to. I do have arguments, but I've already had a debate thread in the literature subforum and it ended on "let's agree to disagree". I will not go over all that again. So just believe me that I hate the book. I despise
Quite a few of my reasons still stand for the film, but... I fucking love the film. The "guilty" part here is that sometimes I feel like I'm being untrue to the reasons I hate the book, but...
The script is very smart and fixes some of my problems with the source material. The visuals and music are just spellbinding. But, above all, the film (unlike the book, in my opinion) is delivered with such utter, absolute conviction that I simply can't say "no". It's one thing when you read a terrible OOC line in the book, it's totally different when the actor somehow manages to say the same thing without breaking character.
edited 26th Mar '13 5:22:56 PM by Muzozavr