War & Peace (1972)

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Anthony Hopkins stars in this British adaption of Tolstoy's war and peace, an epic about Napoleon's invasion of Russia, as told through the eyes of five fictional Russian families.

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 Pierre Bezukhov (17 episodes, 1972-1973)
Morag Hood ...
 Natasha Rostova (14 episodes, 1972-1973)
Alan Dobie ...
 Prince Andrei Bolkonsky (14 episodes, 1972-1973)
Rupert Davies ...
 Count Rostov (14 episodes, 1972-1973)
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 Sonya (13 episodes, 1972-1973)
Faith Brook ...
 Countess Rostova (12 episodes, 1972-1973)
Angela Down ...
 Princess Maria Bolkonskya (10 episodes, 1972-1973)
Sylvester Morand ...
 Nikolai Rostov (10 episodes, 1972-1973)
David Swift ...
 Napoleon (9 episodes, 1972-1973)
Fiona Gaunt ...
 Hélène Kuragina (9 episodes, 1972)
Frank Middlemass ...
 Mikhail Kutuzov (8 episodes, 1972-1973)
Anthony Jacobs ...
 Prince Bolkonsky (7 episodes, 1972)
Neil Stacy ...
 Boris Drubetskoy (7 episodes, 1972-1973)
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Anthony Hopkins stars in this British adaption of Tolstoy's war and peace, an epic about Napoleon's invasion of Russia, as told through the eyes of five fictional Russian families.

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God Save the Tsar!
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A marvelous recreation of the novel that is very faithful to it



Anthony Hopkins stars in the role that brought him to my attention, that of Pierre Bezukhov. He gives a rendition of Pierre that is very convincing, and takes the character through an education that is far from sentimental, though it is very moving.

The depth of the novel is brought out by the length of the mini-series, which I saw on PBS' Masterpiece Theatre in the early 1970's. It is well shot, with wide open vistas that do some justice to the Russian countryside. The portrayal of Russian country life and its glittering high society of the cities is most convincing.

The performances beyond that of Hopkins are also quite strong. Very affecting was Alan Dobie as Prince Bolkonsky. The whole effort deserves 10 out of 10.


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