In England preparing for the premiere of the series on the immortal Leo Tolstoy's novel "War and peace". The British included in the screening of a large number of erotic scenes, and even incest, for which they were mercilessly criticized.
Premiere TV channel "bi-Bi-si" is scheduled for the coming festive days, but critics have already announced what I think about fearless in vain and even "obscene" meaning of the word thick.
Screenwriter Andrew Davies, who worked on the legendary television series "Pride and prejudice" with Colin Firth, defending himself from the attacks, confessed that he first read "War and peace" only after he was offered a job on the film, but managed to find there a large number of scenes with sexual overtones, in addition in some embodiments, - incestuous nature.
"Tolstoy is absolutely hinted at incest between Helene and Anatole Choraginae," said Davis, adding that the right to write this was prevented by the mores of those years, and today possible to say and show anything. However critics have already announced that the version of Davis ' history of love and betrayal against the backdrop of war with Napoleon, Tolstoy narrated.
Biographers of the writer, in turn, assure that no hint of incest in the novel is not, and the consultant of the television series in history - doctor Dominic Lieven insists that the St. Petersburg aristocracy of those years were characterized by very freestyle antics, but he agrees that incest between brother and sister Marginimea "slightly obscene", reports the Telegraph. But, according to Lieven, the adaptation is absolutely in keeping with the spirit of the works of Tolstoy.
Add that Natasha Rostov in the television series star will play "Downton Abbey's" Lily James, and Andrey Bolkonsky - James Norton. Also starring Jim Broadbent, Gillian Anderson, Brian Cox, Adrian Edmondson and others. Project Director - Tom Harper.
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