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

I'm tired of torturing yourself aimlessly,
with a smile and a strange person I fell in love
wear lightweight body
soft light and quiet ... the dead man
S. Yesenin
Everything dies. And the idea turns into a quivering honed theses and mischievous admiration elusive charm hardens labored expressions, and stabbing wounds vital anguish swept as dry sand with cold shores. So when something new and modern, accompanied by disputes and bearing unexpected ideas affair already known, but still a relatively young 40-year-old writer Leo Tolstoy, after many, many years, was buried under a dead breed of cultural layers, built in a host of eternal edification, covered with dead bodies spots indisputable truths. Even 50 years after the death of the elder nationwide once a genius, and later quarrelsome eccentric, "War and Peace" has sat in the dim light of a dusty classrooms. And every tomboy heart of oak and with 16 years in riotous look sniffed and muddy boredom face with a heavy folios of this epic, this canvas and scale. For more style and under strict teacher urgings could not feel any wind skvozyaschego erupting life or hacking the pain of many heroes, along with the entire space-time sunk. Years. Years, of course, delayed once fresh abrasions youth, and now white-haired author scoffs at his creation. Generation, the era soaked crystal tears Natasha, absorbed melancholy longing Prince Andrew zaporoshili ashes words moral path of Pierre Bezukhov. Oh, it's heartless time!
Then, of course, was inevitable film adaptation. And for it took all the strength, all piled Soviet Union completely exclusively Socialist Republics. An active part in the preparation of the script from the Ministry of Culture, watching shooting almost from the Central Committee of the Supreme Council and the desired epic battle panoramas may not have a positive value for a true, dear and sacred meaning. Togo sustenance of the spirit of wisdom, who wanders in long lines narratives and arguments. Many of the most powerful novel ideas might not be mindful of the author at the time of writing, but appeared on a whim of the very fabric of life. The collision between the joy of living and the cemetery chill in the soul of Andrei Bolkonsky, plexus and flow of light into darkness, on the one hand continued Tolstoy modern literary tradition, on the other - was the providence of the coming storms that only nascent in the young country. Still ahead is not glimmered bloody twentieth century, but his piercing specter of death, time from time to win the indomitable life has found its aesthetic and human expression in the history of the original Russian intelligentsia.
now much suggested all strictures. Illustrative, didactic ... Of course, this is not the best quality picture Bondarchuk. But he did not have a proper freedom, however, contrary to the instructions and seemingly complete certainty performances like to play them Bezukhov, was given to his work without any forethought. For that and rewarded by two heart attacks over the 6 years of filming. In the frame of some deacon at the door of the dying old Prince Bezukhov apparently casually says: "After three strikes no one has survived." Yes, we must beware of thinking about myself. After all, the primary source, followed with even greater force projection screen draws black carbon border between this world of joy, peace, fun dance where children's eyes light up Natasha where the hands fly in the daring dance. And the burial space, washed by suicide silence in white stone walls, where the perishable feet spreads the smell of the dying body and infirm whip hand painfully and unnaturally turned inside out, and with the dry, exposed the emptiness in his eyes meet on tiptoe sneaks death.
Now it seems clear that to shoot and interpret Tolstoy's novel is in better agreement with the development of the central concepts: Bolkonsky, Rostov, Bezukhova and history of the Napoleonic wars. Despite the fact that the four parts of the film are named in accordance with this division, the tape is still followed by the simultaneous movement of all at once the main incarnation of the work. But if the novel has gained this temporary space, giving and life-changing experience the length of individual events, the picture did not win any transfer of historic interest, even more so in the understanding of AMD each of the characters.
first part with the title "Bolkonsky," having compositional and logical conclusion, the authors make the movie go to the deliberate deception and finish the way Andrew, before reaching the famous and sad end of his life. Of course, this story is told in his part of the film. However, holistic feeling that embodies the Prince Andrew, is doomed sadness and futility of life's quest. A famous oak tree that suddenly bloomed and gave the hero a desire to live - only an episode in the story of the inner struggle of a man standing with one foot on the other side of death. However, speaking in all fairness, the first two series give up Bondarchuk in a hurry, and perhaps such termination was involuntary. No wonder the bright warm footage of the riot of flowering and tender spring sun so unexpectedly accompanied by a pathetic and alarming words, if the said deceased little princess Bolkonskaya: "I love you all, and no evil is not the case. What you done to me? .. »
Bolkonsky. Unhappy, melancholic, always thoughtful, with a strong sadness in his eyes, tormented by the long restless nights thinking, with its internal gloomy coldness and some almost mystical attraction to death, as if to something native and inevitable desire. Of course, the greatest hero in Russian literature. But to be a great artistic character much easier than just to be alive, is not distinguishable from a real person. And it's true: the reality and the image of Bolkonsky - the real life archetypes. Life not related to the real flesh of the world, its simple, everyday bustle, misleading aspirations, small joys, practical and understandable concerns of human love. The personification of all this is, of course, Natasha, for which Andrew - the absolute antagonist
But Bolkonski its established history, pile foundation of existence.. Its essence - a detached soaring spirit Silya break with the attraction of the body, his mind is imbued with pure philosophy. And it is inconceivable exclusively human ability to reason, leads to the neglect of all the animal being in which there is a physical person. She carries the consciousness of the universe under the dome on, on the ground, to high and menacing sky Austerlitz. This quality of human nature damn time from time to attract Bolkonski serene eternity of the cosmos, a world in which there is no person who has not made for man. There's only inescapable bliss and free activity of thought, which is independent of all the earth: and the suffering and happiness. There's no light of love and passionate breath - everywhere only a general love for the whole world indivisible. Looking into the abyss, like a deep grave, Prince Andrew with all his short destiny was going to die, occasionally trying to cling to the warm pulse of life. But in vain, in vain, to no effect.

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