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  • BACK - STORY - War and Peace
    Would you believe one of the longest novels was made into one of the longest movies? Sergei Bondarchuk’s version of Tolstoy’s novel is 431 minutes long, divided into four parts, and took six years to finish. There are 300 speaking characters. It was the most expensive Soviet film ever made. The Soviet government funded the film as a matter of national honor after the King Vidor version released in 1956 achieved some critical acclaim. The Soviet Army provided technical advisers and thousands of extras. Over 40 museums loaned historical artifacts. 60 Napoleonic era cannons were cast for the film. Bondarchuk took advantage of the Khrushchev Thaw to craft a new style Soviet film. The movie was a big success and won Best Foreign Film at both the Golden Globes and the Academy Awards. It is the longest film to win an Oscar.

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