War and Peace

Sergei Bondarchuk (director, starring)
Leo Tolstoy (novel)
Vasiliy Solovyov (screenwriter)
Lyudmila Saveleva (starring)

Moscow: Mosfilm, 1966. Three vintage borderless black-and-white reference photographs from the 1966 French release of the 1964 film. With the archival stamp of the noted cinema historian Maurice Bessy on the verso of each photo.

A stunning set of battle scene photos, including one three-part panoramic shot, demonstrating the massive scale of the film, shot on location in Dorogobuzh, a region in the Smolensk province of Russia.

An epic film, over seven hours long and slavishly faithful to Tolstoy's novel, that was for many years the most expensive European movie every made. The lengthy, graphic battle scenes, which killed a number of horses, led to the film being boycotted in many American cities.

Winner of the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language film.

8 x 10 inches. Near Fine.

[Book #138830]