Monday, January 11, 2016

Banging on the table. War and Peace on BBC (2016)

(epsiode 2)

Dolokhov prototype.

Dolokhov (Tom Burke) banging Helene (Tuppence Middleton) on a dining table is definitely the high point of Episode 2 in the new BBC adaptation of Tolstoy's novel.

NB: wine in glasses and carafe in the foreground wasn't moving! How does one achieve that, I don't know.

Pierre is wonderful and Andrei still disappointing.

Picture: Colonel Alexander Figner (1887-1813) on whom Tolstoy is said to have based the character of Dolokhov. (wikipedia)

According to BBC, the adaptation of Leo Tolstoy's novel averaged 6.3 million viewers, peaking at 6.7 million. It was up against ITV's Endeavour and spy drama Deutschland 83 on Channel 4, which averaged 4.4 million and 1.2 million viewers respectively.

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