"War and Peace (1965)" Movie Review Essay & Film Analysis

I want to say that the film Bondarchuk this 'movie' films. But, on reflection, you know that this film is, in principle, it makes no sense to compare with other films - for the reason that the creation Bondarchuk more than a movie. Just as Tolstoy's novel is more than just a novel - it is not only the "encyclopedia of Russian life," this Russian Bible, the book on which many generations have learned to life, learn to understand the world and themselves. The book, in which you can find an answer to all the major questions of life and death ...
Before Fyodor Bondarchuk was incredible, superhuman in their complexity and responsibility of the task - to create on-screen incarnation of Tolstoy's novel, which is not inferior in its scope, by the power of thought and emotional impressions source. The most amazing thing is that Bondarchuk inexplicably coped with this task! The individual components of success of the film, however, is clear: the tape was a focal point, it seems, all the talents of Soviet art 60-ies: the film occupied almost all of the most talented, at times brilliant actors of the time (which would be enough for the main roles on dozens of other films), brilliant music Vyacheslav Ovchinnikov, striking camerawork Petritsky, thousands of people work on the costumes, the scenery, the details of everyday life and the war, thousands of troops, fireworks, etc. etc. In short, the film achieved a huge concentration talent and effort. Yet this alone does not explain the extraordinary impression of the mysterious and ambitious film. There was some kind of miracle - the inspiration, the descended to Bondarchuk, which is in the process of preparation and filming himself reincarnated and Tolstoy, and Pierre Bezukhov and Prince Andrew - so that there is, in all the Russian people ... And, of course, such a film could be made only in certain historical conditions of the 1960s. The country, as well as a half-century earlier (as a result of the war with Napoleon) was on the rise: we were the first in the most complicated technological areas - space and nuclear energy, civil aviation, in supercomputers of the time (BESM-6), in many sciences and in education. Was incomparable and domestic art created by the victors or "sons of the winners" - people who had recently won the most difficult in the history of human warfare. It seems that a little more - and everything else we are ahead of the whole world ...
On actors and say nothing: this band will never be created either in our or in any other cinema. Characters of Tolstoy is impossible to imagine other than in the form of Tikhonov, Bondarchuk, Savelyev Ktorova, Stanitsyn, Lanovoi, Vertinskaya, Golovko, Grinko, Stepanova, Borisov Mordyukova Strzhelchik, Shuranova, Tabakova, Ephraim ... Speaking of the latter, I saw the "War and the world, "including in the United States on television, with the comments of the American art historian. So, he was struck by the fact that occasionally (in the film, but not on the novel by) the role played by Dolokhov Ephraim - the chief director of the famous theater. Well, we all have been possible! And - of course - the opening of the movie, and Bondarchuk as a director was incredibly addictive Lyudmila Savelyev as Natasha Rostova. Without it, the film would not exist. It binds together all the characters in the film, brings together the entire film. In a sense, we can say that Natasha performed Savelevoj - this is the Russian ...
especially want to write about music Ovchinnikov. Everything in this film surprisingly unusual! Unusual story and approval Ovchinnikov all party and censorship authorities at the role of the composer of the film. Before the beginning of the preparatory period for this role offers a bit of the least-Sviridov (!), Shostakovich (!!) of Prokofiev (ie, his music for the opera "War and Peace" !!!). And what? All of these great composers won a little-known recent student Vyacheslav Ovchinnikov Conservatory. Approve the candidacy of the composer Soviet authorities grabbed his head and said Bondarchuk, he will put on the table his party card. What Bondarchuk said that put his party card, but will not be removed without Ovchinnikov. And - to defend it! Talent Bondarchuk, among other things, is the ability to guess the talent. The music for the film Ovchinnikov amazing! The most famous piece - Ball Natasha and the scene with the French prisoners. The scene at the ball - the embodiment of happiness, which covers and Natasha, and all the spectators. Moreover, this happiness is so great that it becomes almost impossible, unbearable - and this is exactly the music Ovchinnikov. The strength of its emotional impact all grew and grew - and it seems that there has been a limit of the possible, but the music overcomes this limit ... Another scene - at the end of the film, the prisoners who gather around the fire. If Natasha Ball - the embodiment of the best that is in peace, the scene with the prisoners - a terrible reminder of just won the war, the clash of civilizations. Symphony orchestrated Ovchinnikov French folk song became the anthem of the war, life and death, victory - and unusually
care about the movie, you can write endlessly -. Like endless great novel by Leo Tolstoy, as the infinite world ... This film will be remembered as long as the Russian people alive.
PS And about the some on this site reviews can say the same thing written in Russian literary criticism after the Tolstoy novel, "From what you say about the" War and Peace "will not be judged on" War and Peace "and on
10 out of 10 of you. "

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