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War and Peace (1956) (1956) was a Drama - Romance Film directed by King Vidor and produced by Carlo Ponti and Dino De Laurentiis.

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War and Peace (1956)

By Beatrice on May 2, 2016 From Flickers in Time

War and Peace Directed by King Vidor Written by Bridget Boland, Robert Westerby, etc. from the novel by Leo Tolstoy 1956/USA Ponti-De Laurentis Cinematografica/Paramount Pictures First viewing/Netflix rental It lacks the philosophy and character’s thoughts that make the novel great. ?Nevert... Read full article

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Platon Karatsev: [explaining why a boy was executed] Where there's law, there's injustice.
[to his dog]
Platon Karatsev: C'mon, boy, get up, get up!
[to Pierre]
Platon Karatsev: But the maggot eats the cabbage - yet dies first.
Pierre Bezukhov: What did you say?
Platon Karatsev: I say things happen not as we plan them but as God judges.

Pierre Bezukhov: [Before the Battle of Borodino] Such an enormous event! All our lives will be different from now on because of what is going to happen here tomorrow.

Platon Karatsev: [to the French soldier who is about to execute him during the retreat] Are you afraid too, friend?

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The first draft of the screenplay was 506 pages, over 5 times the size of an average screenplay.
Marlon Brando was considered for the role of Pierre, but he did not want to work with Audrey Hepburn.
In the Italian post-synchronized version of the film, the following dubbers lent their voice to the English-speaking cast: Maria Pia Di Meo (Audrey Hepburn), Emilio Cigoli (Henry Fonda), Stefano Sibaldi (Mel Ferrer), Arnoldo FoĆ  (Herbert Lom), Mario Besesti (Oskar Homolka), Lidia Simoneschi (Anita Ekberg), Gualtiero De Angelis (Helmut Dantine), Amilcare Pettinelli (Barry Jones), Fiorella Betti (Milly Vitale), Rosetta Calavetta (May Britt) and Carlo Romano (John Mills).Vittorio Gassman dubbed himself.
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