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The Resource War and peace, directed by King Vidor, (videorecording DVD)

War and peace, directed by King Vidor, (videorecording DVD)

Label
War and peace
Title
War and peace
Statement of responsibility
directed by King Vidor
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
War and Peace is a commendable attempt to boil down Tolstoy's long, difficult novel into 208 minutes' screen time. In recreating the the social and personal upheavals attending Napoleon's 1812 invasion of Russia, 6 million was shelled out by coproducers Carlo Ponti, Dino de Laurentiis and Paramount Pictures. Some of the panoramic battle sequences are so expertly handled by second-unit director Mario Soldati that they appear to be Technicolor-and-Vistavision newsreel footage of the actual events. Still, the film falters dramatically, principally because of a lumpy script and King Vidor's surprisingly lustreless direction. In addition, the casting is wildly consistent: for example, while Audrey Hepburn is flawless as Natasha, Henry Fonda is far too "Yankeefied" as the introspective Pierre. Proving too long and unwieldy for most audiences, War and Peace died at the box office; far more successful was the epic, scrupulously faithful 1968 version, filmed in the Soviet Union
Cataloging source
Midwest
Characteristic
videorecording
Intended audience
OFRB rating: PG
PerformerNote
Audrey Hepburn, Henry Fonda, Mel Ferrer, Vittorio Gassman, Herbert Lom, Oscar Homolka, Anita Ekberg, John Mills
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1894-1982
  • 1929-1993
  • 1905-1982
  • 1828-1910
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Vidor, King
  • Hepburn, Audrey
  • Fonda, Henry
  • Ferrer, Mel
  • Tolstoy, Leo
  • Paramount Famous Lasky Corporation
Runtime
208
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Napoleonic Wars, 1800-1815
  • Russia
Target audience
general
Technique
live action
Label
War and peace, directed by King Vidor, (videorecording DVD)
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
  • vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 video disc (approximately 208 min.))
Form of item
electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9780792180487
Isbn Type
(physical video recording)
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
Medium for sound
other
Other control number
09736056264
Other physical details
sound, color
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
11039860
Publisher number
MWT11039860
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
other
Video recording format
DVD
Label
War and peace, directed by King Vidor, (videorecording DVD)
Publication
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
  • vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 video disc (approximately 208 min.))
Form of item
electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9780792180487
Isbn Type
(physical video recording)
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
Medium for sound
other
Other control number
09736056264
Other physical details
sound, color
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
11039860
Publisher number
MWT11039860
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
other
Video recording format
DVD

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