The movie “War and Peace” is one of the classics of Soviet cinema by legendary director Sergey Bondarchuk. This is the first film of the Soviet cinema was awarded the Oscar for best foreign language speakers. It took 7 years, recently as director, adapted screenplay written recently, has played leading man …
Bondarchuk and a team of filmmakers have completed 4 episode “War and Peace” with the duration of 390 minutes, just spectacular, just bring the epic, portray successful personalities Russia in war and peace jar. The whole cast of the film names the Soviet presence in this film: Lydmila Savelyeva, Vyacheslav Tikhonov, Antonina Shuranova, Gennadi Ivanov, Irina Gubanova … of which 2 are Vyacheslav Tikhonov actor – plays the Duke Andrei Bolkonski – and Lyudmila Natasha Savelyeva the female lead.
In the history of Soviet cinema, “War and Peace” is recognized as the most expensive film budget. According to the Russian newspaper published Labor, funding for all 4 episode “War and Peace” of up to 100 million rubles (1 ruble then equivalent to about 1 USD). This amount is entirely taken from the state budget.
Films start filming in the walls dated 7-9-1967 Novodevichy Convent. Battle of Borodino – the central section of the novel “War and Peace” – also known by the name of Battle of Moscow, between the French army by Napoleon commander and Russian troops under the command of General Kutuzov place at Borodino area, suburban Moscow on 7-9-1812. The battle lasted just one day and considered battle the 3rd largest and bloodiest in the war of aggression of Napoleon, with the participation of more than 250,000 soldiers from both sides and the number of casualties at least up to 7 thousand people.
Mosfilm movie studio had established the cavalry regiment to serve the built landscape. At the request of film director, Ministry of Agriculture has provided 900 horse types. The scene was filmed in the battle in the city of Mukachevo in December. For the scene of the battle of Borodino, the USSR Ministry of Defense has mobilized tens of thousands of soldiers participated. Ministry of Light Industry, Ministry of Commerce, the Committee of the State Planning Soviet Union had to increase the amount of materials needed to sew vests arm-bowl of the Russian army at the time, because the type of costume history not enough to equip the main actors and extras.
Some scenes had to iterate to 30-40 times by the film quality is not high. Due to the sensitivity of the film is poor, so much as to illuminate the scene even daytime. The cannons were firing guns with rubber bullets and billowing black smoke columns as the fighting really. The collective efforts of the crew were recorded deserve: Gold International Film Festival in Moscow and then won the Oscar for Best Foreign Film.
Film also be recorded in the Guinness Book world record for number of participants mobilized in the battle scenes to more than 120,000 people. Schools footage contemporary scene Battle of Borodino with 1,500 extras, use up to 23 tons of explosives, 40,000 liters of kerosene to make the flames were shooting, but when taken girdle, the director faith as lightning: is broken movie! Bondarchuk almost crazy. He forced return to college scene …