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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: [about the camp followers of Napoleon's retreating army] Russian women!
Pierre Bezukhov: They're the lice that live on the conquerors. They have to leave or die.


Natasha Rostov: Did you notice he almost never smiles? While I was singing, I turned around suddenly and caught him looking at me and he was smiling then. And I felt - but it's almost impossible to describe - I felt as if someone had given me the most enormous, beautiful present.


Natasha Rostov: When I finally say I love you to any man and really mean it, it will be like a defeated general who's lost all his troops, surrendering and handing his sword to the enemy.


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Audrey Hepburn's salary of $350,000 for the film was the highest salary an actress had ever received to date. When notified of her record salary Hepburn modestly told her agent, "I'm not worth it. It's impossible. Please don't tell anyone."
Henry Fonda later admitted he had known from the beginning that he was too old for his character, and had only made the film for the money.
May Britt and Anita Ekberg had their voices dubbed by others.
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