The Rostovs leave Moscow as the French army draws near, leading to an unexpected reunion, Pierre performs a heroic act which has repercussions for both he and his wife, while Sonya makes an important...
Andrew Davies' latest BBC production, War & Peace, is an absolutely splendid TV adaptation of the epic novel.
First things first: do not compare a six hour adaptation to the book. Of course there can not be the same level of detail either in character development or plot. This adaptation should be taken on its own merits.
In my option, the outstanding components of this version are:
1. Paul Dano is well suited as Pierre, particularly in his well- practised range (from meek and mild to a raging temper) as seen in, to name one example, There Will Be Blood.
2. The cinematography is stunning. There are beautiful close-ups of couples dancing, for instance, sprawling vistas and an impressive symmetry to various shots.
3. The score is impressive in its variation and poignancy.
4. The costumes are, as you would expect, incredible.
I'm looking forward to seeing the remaining three episodes!
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