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Seasons:
1
Release Date:
20 November 1973 (USA) See more »
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Awards:
Nominated for Primetime Emmy. Another 2 wins See more »
User Reviews:
Better than the Book! See more (18 total) »

Cast

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Anthony Hopkins ... 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)

Joanna David ... 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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Series Directed by
John Davies (20 episodes, 1972-1973)
 
Series Writing credits
Jack Pulman (20 episodes, 1972-1973)
Leo Tolstoy (20 episodes, 1972-1973)

Series Produced by
David Conroy .... producer (20 episodes, 1972-1973)
 
Series Original Music by
Carl Davis (unknown episodes)
 
Series Cinematography by
Peter Hall (1 episode, 1973)
 
Series Film Editing by
Gordon Clarke (7 episodes, 1972-1973)
 
Series Production Design by
Don Homfray (20 episodes, 1972-1973)
 
Series Set Decoration by
Veljko Despotovic (unknown episodes)
 
Series Costume Design by
Charles Knode (17 episodes, 1972-1973)
 
Series Makeup Department
Dawn Alcock .... makeup artist (17 episodes, 1972-1973)
 
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Milos Antic .... second assistant director (unknown episodes)
Branislav Brana Srdic .... assistant director: Yugoslavia (unknown episodes)
 
Series Sound Department
Derek Miller-Timmins .... sound / sound: studio / ... (17 episodes, 1972-1973)
Graham Hare .... film sound (7 episodes, 1972-1973)
Alan Dykes .... film sound / sound (3 episodes, 1972-1973)
 
Series Visual Effects by
Michael John Harris .... visual effects (5 episodes, 1972-1973)
 
Series Camera and Electrical Department
John Summers .... lighting / studio lighting / ... (17 episodes, 1972-1973)
Peter Hall .... film camera (6 episodes, 1972-1973)
 
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
Christine Rawlins .... costume supervisor (2 episodes, 1972-1973)
 
Series Other crew
Antony Brett-James .... military adviser (4 episodes, 1972-1973)
David G. Chandler .... military adviser / military advisor (4 episodes, 1972-1973)
Duffy Christopher .... military adviser (4 episodes, 1972-1973)
Geraldine Stephenson .... choreographer (2 episodes, 1972-1973)
 

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Runtime:
890 min
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Trivia:
John Davies worked 2 years on this drama.See more »
Movie Connections:
Version of War and Peace (1966)See more »
Soundtrack:
God Save the Tsar!See more »

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6 out of 10 people found the following review useful.
Better than the Book!, 9 April 2010
Author: J_Trex from Philadelphia

That may sound like faint praise for what many cite as the most boring novel ever written. I suffered through the novel and had a difficult time keeping up with the characters, multiple plots, and backstories. Not so with the movie. I found I was able to keep up with the story and to take an interest in the characters, something I was unable to do when reading the novel.

Keep in mind this is a 20 part mini-series, 750 minutes in length. Don't plan on watching this over a weekend, unless you have some dexedrine. I was considering borrowing the 1956 version with Henry Fonda as Count Bezukhov and Audrey Hepburn as Natash Rostova but when I saw that it only had a tepid 6.7 IMDb score, I decided against it. I figured it was due to the short length of the film that voters didn't like it. How can you film "War and Peace" in 208 minutes? When I saw the 1972 version starring Anthony Hopkins as Bezukhov scored an impressive 9.4 on IMDb, I immediately placed a rental order on Blockbuster Online, & preceded to watch all 5 discs. It was an excellent experience.

Now for another crack at the novel. Maybe I'll begin to understand what all the critics were raving about.

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