é o que é e nisso safa-se, guerra e paz hollywoodesco (nunca li o livro, mas não é necessário para sabê-lo), três horas e meia de épico, e pelo meio entrepassa alguma intimidade, até que gostei mais do que parece, é questão do que se lembra e do que se esquece
A "faithful" adaptation of Tolstoy's sweeping epic is not the sole intent.
The joy in being a spectator is Vidor's attempt at forcing a grand russian novel into a hollywood epic.
What we get is a series of beautifully composed moving paintings.
This film shows an artist at it's core.
A fine work filled with success and failure,
and yet still a marriage of all things cinematic.
The cast did a great job, especially Fonda and Hepburn. The set pieces were beautiful and the battle scenes were very impressing. Of course there are moments when you feel corners are abruptly turned. Characters disappear like they never existed or are only mentioned in passing. There is no scene from St. Petersburg. Nikolas Rostov is barely there. But still, I thought it was good considering the source material.