• Short Summary

    THE RUSSIAN FILM VERSION OF TOLSTOY'S "WAR AND PEACE" HAD ITS ENGLISH PREMIERE LAST NIGHT (THURSDAY) AT THE CURZON CINEMA IN LONDON.

  • Description

    THE RUSSIAN FILM VERSION OF TOLSTOY'S "WAR AND PEACE" HAD ITS ENGLISH PREMIERE LAST NIGHT (THURSDAY) AT THE CURZON CINEMA IN LONDON. THE FILM IS SHOWN IN TWO SEPARATE PERFORMANCES, EACH APPROXIMATELY 3 HRS LONG.

    THE FILM, WHICH COST 40 MILLION STERLING TO MAKE, STARS LUDMILA SAVELYEVA AS NATASHA, VYACHESLAV TIHONOV AS ANDREI, AND THE DIRECTOR, SERGEI BONDARCHUK, AS PIERRE.

    SHOWN ON THE BIG 70MM SCREEN THE ENGLISH-SPEAKING VERSION (THE ENGLISH HAS BEEN DUBBED ONTO THE RUSSIAN ACTOR'S LIP MOVEMENTS) LOPS TO HOURS OFF SERGEI BONDARCHUK'S ORIGINAL VERSION, AS SHOWN IN PARIS WITH SUB-TITLES.

    DESPITE THIS COMMERCIAL COMPROMISE THE FILM RETAINS ITS SUPER-EPIC PROPORTIONS WITH THOUSANDS OF ACTORS PORTRAYING BATTLE SCENES IN UNSURPASSED GRANDEUR.

    THE FILM OF TOLSTOY'S BOOK CENTRE AROUND FOUR NOBLE RUSSIAN FAMILIES AT THE TIME OF NAPOLEON'S ADVANCE ON MOSCOW AFTER THE BATTLES OF AUSTERLITZ AND BORODINA. THE EXTRACT SHOWN IS FROM SECOND HALF OF THE FILM ENTITLED "THE BURNING OF MOSCOW". (SOF)

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVABAHOZV4QIU7J5RRK72LGYUA88
    Media URN:
    VLVABAHOZV4QIU7J5RRK72LGYUA88
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    24/01/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:21:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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