Movie by BBC 1972
15 hours long
I watched this on U-Tube and I finished it this morning. I meant to watch it in slow stages but by episode 8 the story had such a grip on my attention that I just had to finish.
I am so grateful to my Friend Connie for mentioning the W&P movies in Bookflurries. It just never occurred to me before that there was a movie. How stupid is that?
It really bothered me that I hadn't been able to finish the book. It went beyond W&P its self and into a more personal feeling of failure. Now I can comfort myself by thinking the medium was to blame not the story. I can see now how being in Pierre's stream of consiousness would chase me right out of the book. I loved him as a character, and Anthony Hopkins did a wonderful job of playing him, but any more of his philosophizing than was in the movie would have put me to sleep. All of the casting in this movie was just brilliant.
Anyway, thanks for the nudge Connie. It felt good to finally check W&P off my to-do list.