War and Peace Reviews
Hepburn as Natasha and Jeremy Brett as Nicholas are best. Some mis-casting, especially Fonda as Pierre.
Some of most touching scenes are actually voice-over soliloquies!
Brett and Hepburn reunited for My Fair Lady 10 years later, and 30 years later (on TV) Brett became the greatest Sherlock Holmes of all time.
Lom is better in Pink Panther!
Fade-outs between scenes a mistake. Some scenes too long, others hardly exist.
Rota score underwhelming.
Sonia: "Moscow's on fire! How terrible!" Understatement!
Natasha (to Pierre): "He (Andre's father) was the first person in the whole world to disapprove of me. I suppose you're not really grown up till that happens to you".
Trivia: Henry Fonda's widow is now partner of Robert Wolders, who was Audrey Hepburn's partner at the time of her death!
But somehow it was still kinda weak in basic narrative.
War and Peace is a spectacularly beautiful movie.
Two aristocrat French families in the early 1800s are split by the war. Napoleon is on a mission of world domination while the families are on a mission to find love. As the families are split by the war and need for troops, star crossed lovers try to find a way to make things work.
"I have sinned, Lord. But I have several fine excuses."
King Vidor, director of The Big Parade, Duel in the Sun, The Crowd, Solomon and Sheba, Three Wise Fools, and Dusk Till Dawn, delivers War and Peace. The storyline for this picture is amazing and wonderfully compelling. This picture is a true epic in every way and concludes well. I loved the script, characters, and acting. The cast includes Audrey Hepburn, Henry Fonda, Mel Ferrer, Barry Jones, and May Britt.
"You study and become enlightened. I study and become confused."
War and Peace is a movie I came across on Netflix and was surprised that there is a Audrey Hepburn film I was completely oblivious to. I really liked how this film came together. This is a very long picture with several fascinating characters. The subplots are excellent and the overall film comes together perfectly. There are some slow portions of this film; but overall, this is definitely a must see.
"Death is an awakening."