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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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Pierre Bezukhov: You can't hate something you've never known or understood.


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.


Napoleon: I warn you, gentlemen; I cannot sit here much longer - watching my army decay!


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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.
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.
In the scene where the Rostovs invite Prince Andrei to go hunting with them, Jeremy Brett is the only actor never on a mechanical horse: in all his shots he is clearly on a live horse. Audrey Hepburn, Henry Fonda, Mel Ferrer, Barry Jones and May Britt are all clearly on mechanical horses in their close shots.
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