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20 Feb War and Peace

 

 

One of the delights of working on the adaptation of Tolstoy’s War and Peace as an eight hour mini series was that the director, Robert Dornhelm,is a brilliant cook, so script sessions became long leisurely talks over the best combinations of food and wine imaginable. And because writing the script required me to be in Rome for many weeks, staying at the hotel where Mark Twain and Ernest Hemingway had been guests and strolling across the city to the offices of Lux Vide, the production company every day, the hardship was not too great. The script notes I was given were fascinating, because they came from the producers in the participating countries, who were all the original players in the Napoleonic Wars – France, Germany, Russia, Austria and Italy. As I tried to reconcile their competing demands, Robert’s feasts were an increasingly necessary solace …

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