Tag Archives: Leo Tolstoy

Notes on “War and Peace”

Fabrizio del Wrongo writes: I spent much of the 431-minute running time of Sergei Bondarchuk’s 1966 “War and Peace” wondering if spectacle, in and of itself, can be considered a kind of art. “War and Peace” doesn’t work as drama, … Continue reading

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“Uncle” Sang as Peasants Sing

Fabrizio del Wrongo writes: “Uncle” led the visitors through the anteroom into a small hall with a folding table and red chairs, then into the drawing room with a round birchwood table and a sofa, and finally into his private … Continue reading

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Napoleon’s March to Russia

Blowhard, Esq. writes: The year 1812 was a turning point in Napoleon’s career due to his fateful decision to invade Russia. While many know of his defeat by the Russian army in the bitter winter cold, less well known (at least to me) … Continue reading

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