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Trivia / The Winds of War/War and Remembrance

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  • Acclaimed Flop: The miniseries adaptation of War and Remembrance was critically acclaimed, but its release was bungled due to the 1988 WGA strike, and so it wound up an expensive flop for ABC and a...
  • Genre-Killer: For the "prestige" Mini Series of The '70s and The '80s. The genre was already reeling with the failure of Amerika the prior year, but War and Remembrance finished the job, and for many years after miniseries were associated with cheap ratings stunts.
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  • The Other Darrin: Several roles were recast between the two miniseries, often with bigger names like John Gielgud, Jane Seymour, and Robert Morley.


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