#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – In Russia, Boris Grushenko is in love with his pseudo-intellectual cousin Sonja, who loves him since he too is a pseudo-intellectual, but she is not in love with him. Instead she is in love with his brother Ivan. But as Ivan doesn’t seem to return her affections, she is determined to marry someone – anyone – except Boris. If that person isn’t the perfect husband, then she has to find a suitable lover in addition. Boris’ pursuit of Sonja has to take a back seat in his life when he, a pacifist and coward, is forced to join the Russian Army to battle Napoleon’s forces which have just invaded Austria. Despite Sonja not being in the picture while he’s away at war, Boris’ thoughts do not stray totally from women. Although they take these two divergent paths in their lives, those paths cross once again as they, together, both try to find the perfect spouse and lover, and try to assassinate Napoleon.
Plot: Set in 19th-century Russia, Allen is a cowardly serf drafted into the Napoleonic war, who would rather write poetry and obsess over his beautiful but pretentious cousin. Allen’s cowardice serves him well when he hides in a cannon and is shot into a tent of French soldiers, making him a national hero. A hilarious parody of Russian literature, Love and Death is a must-see for fans of Allen’s films.
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Tolstoy Takes A Beating
Watching Love And Death today I had the feeling that back when Woody Allen was going to Midwood High School in Brooklyn, a few years before I did, he was forced to do a book report on War And Peace and hated it. He vowed to get even with Tolstoy and all the rest of those heavy Russian dramatists and in Love And Death I do believe he succeeded.
And if you ever were forced to sit through all that turgid prose and heavy dramatics than Love And Death is the film you’ve longed for. The time is the Napoleonic Wars and the flower of Russian manhood is answering the colors. But Woody comes from a different patch than the other flowers bloomed in and he’s not that crazy about sacrificing for old mother Russia.
The overall tone of Love And Death is a homage to Groucho Marx and years earlier I could have seen the Marx Brothers doing something like Love And Death with a bit more creative control, just like what Woody Allen has with his movies. But the military scenes were out of the Bob Hope school of cowardice playbook.
Lest anyone think that only Russian literature got a good satire, Allen includes a take off on Eugene O’Neill’s Strange Interlude as Allen and Diane Keaton both go into those stage soliloquys about what the future holds for them as a couple.
Love And Death a must for Woody Allen and a missionary film for those looking to convert someone to being a Woody Allen fan.
Extends your life by 10 years and your IQ by 40 – THE comedy writer’s film
Like Mother Russia itself the themes are sweeping from death to herring – but unlike Sleeper and Bananas this is a masterwork because it leaves you wiser and wise-cracking. Beneath the wonderful silly seriousness and a veneer of intellectual mimicry is the feeling that watching Love and Death extends your life by ten years and increases your IQ by 40 points – a favourite Woody Allen, and without a doubt one of the smartest, and funniest comedies ever made.
In Love and Death you get the best and fullest exposition of what Allen really did best before the the comedy of manners, or the New York settings : witty, fast, furious, hilarious, clever writing: here he proved beyond a doubt that the one-liner could be smart, and poignant.
Every comedy writer (And comedy actor) should watch and learn – the timing, and the way your brain dances when watching is marvellous.
A total triumph and a writer’s paradise.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 25 min (85 min)
Genre Comedy, War
Director Woody Allen
Writer Woody Allen
Actors Woody Allen, Diane Keaton, Georges Adet, Frank Adu
Awards 3 wins & 2 nominations.
Production Company Jack Rollins & Charles H. Joffe Productions
Sound Mix Mono
Aspect Ratio 1.33 : 1 (negative ratio), 1.85 : 1 (intended ratio)
Camera Panavision Cameras and Lenses
Laboratory DeLuxe General Inc., Hollywood (CA), USA (prints by)
Film Length N/A
Negative Format 35 mm
Cinematographic Process Spherical
Printed Film Format 35 mm