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WOW

Bronx, NY

#1011627 Oct 25, 2013
dem wrote:
<quoted text>
fu ck you pu ssy
Tolstoy incorporated extensive historical research. He was also influenced by many other novels.[9] A veteran of the Crimean War, Tolstoy was quite critical of standard history, especially the standards of military history, in War and Peace. Tolstoy read all the standard histories available in Russian and French about the Napoleonic Wars and combined more traditional historical writing with the novel form. He explains at the start of the novel's third volume his own views on how history ought to be written. His aim was to blur the line between fiction and history, in order to get closer to the truth, as he states in Volume II.
The novel is set 60 years earlier than the time at which Tolstoy wrote it, "in the days of our grandfathers", as he puts it. He had spoken with people who had lived through war during the French invasion of Russia in 1812, so the book is also, in part, accurate ethnography fictionalized. He read letters, journals, autobiographical and biographical materials pertaining to Napoleon and the dozens of other historical characters in the novel. There are approximately 160 real persons named or referred to in War and Peace.[11]
Language[edit]
Cover of War and Peace, Italian translation, 1899Although Tolstoy wrote most of the book, including all the narration, in Russian, significant portions of dialogue (including its opening paragraph) are written in French with characters often switching between the two languages. This reflected 19th century Russian aristocracy, where French, a foreign tongue, was widely spoken and considered a language of prestige and more refined than Russian.[12] This came about from the historical influence throughout Europe of the powerful court of the Sun King, Louis XIV of France, leading to members of the Russian aristocracy being less competent in speaking their mother tongue. In War and Peace, for example, Julie Karagina, Princess Marya's friend, has to take Russian lessons in order to master her native language.
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dem

Chicago, IL

#1011628 Oct 25, 2013
Academic Zoja Pavlovskis-Petit has this to say about the translations of War and Peace available in 2000: "Of all the translations of War and Peace, Dunnigan's (1968) is the best....Unlike the other translators, Dunnigan even succeeds with many characteristically Russian folk expressions and proverbs....She is faithful to the text and does not hesitate to render conscientiously those details that the uninitiated may find bewildering: for instance, the statement that Boris's mother pronounced his name with a stress on the o – an indication to the Russian reader of the old lady's affectation."

On the Garnett translation Pavlovskis-Petit writes: "her...War and Peace is frequently inexact and contains too many anglicisms. Her style is awkward and turgid, very unsuitable for Tolstoi." On the Maudes' translation she comments: "this should have been the best translation, but the Maudes' lack of adroitness in dealing with Russian folk idiom, and their style in general, place this version below Dunnigan's." She further comments on Edmonds's revised translation, formerly on Penguin: "[it] is the work of a sound scholar but not the best possible translator; it frequently lacks resourcefulness and imagination in its use of English....a respectable translation but not on the level of Dunnigan or Maude."[35]

Adaptations[edit]
dem

Chicago, IL

#1011629 Oct 25, 2013
Film[edit]The first Russian adaptation was &#1042;&#1086;&#10 81;&#1085;&#1072; &#1080; &#1084;&#1080;&#10 88; (Voyna i mir) in 1915, which was directed by Vladimir Gardin and starred Gardin and the Russian ballerina Vera Karalli. F. Kamei produced a version in Japan in 1947.

The 208-minute long American 1956 version was directed by King Vidor and starred Audrey Hepburn (Natasha), Henry Fonda (Pierre) and Mel Ferrer (Andrei). Audrey Hepburn was nominated for a BAFTA Award for best British actress and for a Golden Globe Award for best actress in a drama production.

The critically acclaimed Soviet version by the director Sergei Bondarchuk was released in four parts in 1966 and 1967. It starred Lyudmila Savelyeva (as Natasha Rostova) and Vyacheslav Tikhonov (as Andrei Bolkonsky). Bondarchuk himself played the character of Pierre Bezukhov. The series' length was some seven hours; it involved thousands of extras and took six years to finish the shooting, as a result of which the actors age changed dramatically from scene to scene. It won an Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film for its authenticity and massive scale.[36] Bondarchuk's film is considered to be the best screen version of the novel. It attracted some controversy due to the number of horses killed during the making of the battle sequences and screenings were actively boycotted in several US cities by the ASPCA.[37]
dem

Chicago, IL

#1011630 Oct 25, 2013
War and Peace (1972): The BBC (British Broadcasting Corporation) made a television serial based on the novel, broadcast in 1972–73. Anthony Hopkins played the lead role of Pierre. Other lead characters were played by Rupert Davies, Faith Brook, Morag Hood, Alan Dobie, Angela Down and Sylvester Morand. This version faithfully included many of Tolstoy's minor characters, including Platon Karataev (Harry Locke).[38][39]

La guerre et la paix (2000): French TV production of Prokofiev's opera War and Peace, directed by François Roussillon. Robert Brubaker played the lead role of Pierre.[40]

War and Peace (2007): produced by the Italian Lux Vide, a TV mini-series in Russian & English co-produced in Russia, France, Germany, Poland and Italy. Directed by Robert Dornhelm, with screenplay written by Lorenzo Favella, Enrico Medioli and Gavin Scott. It features an international cast with Alexander Beyer playing the lead role of Pierre assisted by Malcolm McDowell, Clémence Poésy, Alessio Boni, Pilar Abella, J. Kimo Arbas, Ken Duken, Juozapas Bagdonas and Toni Bertorelli.[41]

War and Peace (2015): On 18 February 2013, the BBC announced plans for a six-part adaptation of the novel to be scripted by Andrew Davies and aired on BBC One in 2015.[42]

Opera[edit]Initiated by a proposal of the German director Erwin Piscator in 1938, the Russian composer Sergei Prokofiev composed his opera War and Peace (Op. 91, libretto by Mira Mendelson) based on this epic novel during the 1940s. The complete musical work premiered in Leningrad in 1955. It was the first opera to be given a public performance at the Sydney Opera House (1973).[43]
lily boca raton fl

Boca Raton, FL

#1011631 Oct 25, 2013
LoisLane59 wrote:
And speaking of being promptly fired...
Hannity asked one of Obamacare's phone employees if she would be willing to answer some question on air on his radio program.
She answered all of his questions politely and professionally. But because she simply agreed to do it, she was immediately fired.
Hannity had her on last night and told her that because so many people were outraged, there were numerous job offers waiting for her and that he was personally going to pay her the same wages she would have made in a year at her former job.
The left would never do that for a conservative who agreed to talk with a liberal radio show host on air.
But that conservative would have never been fired.
How do you know?

“Constitutionalis t”

Since: Dec 10

Spring, TX

#1011632 Oct 25, 2013
lily boca raton fl wrote:
WASHINGTON (The Borowitz Report)—In an impressive white-knuckle performance on live television today, members of Congress spent several hours in a hearing room pretending to understand the Internet.
Beginning this morning, members of the House Energy and Commerce Committee devoted four hours to grilling Web-site contractors about site architecture, Web traffic, software, and other I.T. concepts about which their ignorance is nearly complete.
“As members of this committee, we are supposed to have a deep understanding of the technology involved in the health-care Web site,” said Chairman Fred Upton (R-Michigan).“So it was absolutely imperative for us to fake that we do.”
For the duration of the hearings, the Web contractors offered detailed testimony about “end-to-end testing,”“enterprise identity management,” and other technical concepts to a group of elected officials who can barely use e-mail.
“I would say that, to a man, we did not understand ninety-nine per cent of that computer nonsense they were going on about,” Chairman Upton said.“To me it was a whole lot of blahbitty-blahbitty-blah. I hope it wasn’t too obvious.”
Rep. Upton said that “looking serious and nodding our heads a lot” contributed to the illusion that committee members had even scant comprehension of what was being discussed.
At the end of the day, a lot of it came down to not asking the questions you really wanted to ask,” he said.“Like,‘What exactly is a Web site?’”
What's to understand? It's obvious the company Obama paid to write the software stole it, and created this disaster when they attempted to remove the evidence that proved they stole it.

John McAfee, the only world-renown software expert who volunteered an assessment, said the best thing to do is scrap the whole thing and start over.
Considering that Obama stole the software to begin with, that's a very good suggestion.
dem

Chicago, IL

#1011633 Oct 25, 2013
tell_it_like_it_IS wrote:
<quoted text>
You are making all the dogs in my neighborhood crap and puke!!!!!
youre just angry because you cant appreciate the arts, the reason for that is you are on the brink of death and stoopid as fu ck

War and Peace (1972): The BBC (British Broadcasting Corporation) made a television serial based on the novel, broadcast in 1972–73. Anthony Hopkins played the lead role of Pierre. Other lead characters were played by Rupert Davies, Faith Brook, Morag Hood, Alan Dobie, Angela Down and Sylvester Morand. This version faithfully included many of Tolstoy's minor characters, including Platon Karataev (Harry Locke).[38][39]

La guerre et la paix (2000): French TV production of Prokofiev's opera War and Peace, directed by François Roussillon. Robert Brubaker played the lead role of Pierre.[40]

War and Peace (2007): produced by the Italian Lux Vide, a TV mini-series in Russian & English co-produced in Russia, France, Germany, Poland and Italy. Directed by Robert Dornhelm, with screenplay written by Lorenzo Favella, Enrico Medioli and Gavin Scott. It features an international cast with Alexander Beyer playing the lead role of Pierre assisted by Malcolm McDowell, Clémence Poésy, Alessio Boni, Pilar Abella, J. Kimo Arbas, Ken Duken, Juozapas Bagdonas and Toni Bertorelli.[41]

War and Peace (2015): On 18 February 2013, the BBC announced plans for a six-part adaptation of the novel to be scripted by Andrew Davies and aired on BBC One in 2015.[42]

Opera[edit]Initiated by a proposal of the German director Erwin Piscator in 1938, the Russian composer Sergei Prokofiev composed his opera War and Peace (Op. 91, libretto by Mira Mendelson) based on this epic novel during the 1940s. The complete musical work premiered in Leningrad in 1955. It was the first opera to be given a public performance at the Sydney Opera House (1973).[43]
tell_it_like_it_ IS

Euless, TX

#1011634 Oct 25, 2013
Dem has officially cracked up!!

Call the wagon, prep the straight jacket!

He's cuckoo!
WOW

Bronx, NY

#1011635 Oct 25, 2013
dem wrote:
tea baggers are stoooopid
The standard Russian text of War and Peace is divided into four books (fifteen parts) and an epilogue in two parts – one mainly narrative, the other thematic. While roughly the first half of the novel is concerned strictly with the fictional characters, the later parts, as well as one of the work's two epilogues, increasingly consist of essays about the nature of war, power, history, and historiography. Tolstoy interspersed these essays into the story in a way that defies previous fictional convention. Certain abridged versions remove these essays entirely, while others, published even during Tolstoy's life, simply moved these essays into an appendix.
Plot summary[edit]War and Peace has a large cast of characters, the majority of whom are introduced in the first book. Some are actual historical figures, such as Napoleon and Alexander I. While the scope of the novel is vast, it is centered around
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dem

Chicago, IL

#1011636 Oct 25, 2013
Realtime wrote:
Who is Michael Hayden???
thats me, can i help you?
Laney F

New York, NY

#1011637 Oct 25, 2013
Michelle on Obammy's IT Czars

Now is the perfect time for an update on Obama's top government titans of information technology. As usual, "screw up, move up" is standard bureaucratic operating procedure.

Let's start with the "federal chief information officer." In 2009, Obama named then 34-year-old "whiz kid" Vivek Kundra to the post overseeing $80 billion in government IT spending.

At 21, Kundra was convicted of misdemeanor theft. He stole a handful of men's shirts from a J.C. Penney's department store and ran from police in a failed attempt to evade arrest.

Whitewashing the petty thief's crimes, Obama instead effused about his technology czar's "depth of experience in the technology arena."

Just as he was preparing to take the federal job, an FBI search warrant was issued at Kundra's workplace. He was serving as the chief technology officer of the District of Columbia. Two of Kundra's underlings, Yusuf Acar and Sushil Bansal, were charged in an alleged scheme of bribery, kickbacks, ghost employees and forged timesheets.

Kundra went on leave for five days and was then reinstated after the feds informed him that he was neither a subject nor a target of the investigation.

Noted in the 2009 book, "Culture of Corruption," city and federal watchdogs had identified a systemic lack of controls in Kundra's office.

Veteran D.C. newspaper columnist Jonetta Rose Barras reported that Acar "was consistently promoted by his boss, Vivek Kundra, receiving with each move increasing authority over sensitive information and operating with little supervision."

Yet, Team Obama emphasized that Kundra had no idea what was going on in his workplace, which employed about 300 workers.

A mere 29 months after taking the White House job, Kundra left for a cushy fellowship at Harvard University. In January 2012, he snagged an executive position at Salesforce.com , which touted his "demonstrated track record of driving innovation."

(But hey, isn't "no idea of what's going on in his workplace" a standard Obama excuse?)

“Constitutionalis t”

Since: Dec 10

Spring, TX

#1011638 Oct 25, 2013
Realtime wrote:
Who is Michael Hayden???
Tell us.
lily boca raton fl

Boca Raton, FL

#1011639 Oct 25, 2013
Realtime wrote:
Who is Michael Hayden???
Former NSA director

Since: Jun 13

Orlando, FL

#1011640 Oct 25, 2013
The idea of an individual mandate to control health care costs goes back to 1989 and a man named Mark Pauly. An expert on health care policy, Pauly was part of a group of academics brought to the White House by President George H.W. Bush.

The group's task was to fix health care; its solution was to let the marketplace solve it and create an individual mandate. Pauly said at the time:

"Legislation was drafted, but never made it as a bill because the word from the Democrats in Congress was it would be dead on arrival."

http://www.npr.org/2012/03/31/149767228/how-d...

Even in Nixon's day, his version of ACA was rejected by Democrats and the majority.

It wasn't even as all-encompassing and unconstitutional as Obama's version.

Since: Sep 08

Location hidden

#1011641 Oct 25, 2013
No Surprize wrote:
<quoted text>Bush flew fighter jets you idiot. Obama drives a golf carts... See the difference old woman??
It's the culture...
Don't you mean Bush had 336 hours of flying time in the National Guard and even qualified to join the Air Force's Palace Alert program, "which deployed F-102 pilots to Europe and Southeast Asia, including Vietnam and Thailand" because he did not have the necessary flying experience? You make it sound like Bush actually did something. He played, using his father's influence. LMAO
dem

Chicago, IL

#1011642 Oct 25, 2013
Theatre[edit]The first successful stage adaptations of War and Peace were produced by Alfred Neumann and Erwin Piscator (1942, revised 1955, published by Macgibbon & Kee in London 1963, and staged in 16 countries since) and R. Lucas (1943).

A stage adaptation by Helen Edmundson, first produced in 1996 at the Royal National Theatre, was published that year by Nick Hern Books, London. Edmundson added to and amended the play[44] for a 2008 production as two 3-hour parts by Shared Experience, directed by Nancy Meckler and Polly Teale.[45] This was first put on at the Nottingham Playhouse, then toured in the UK to Liverpool, Darlington, Bath, Warwick, Oxford, Truro, London (the Hampstead Theatre) and Cheltenham.

A musical adaptation by OBIE Award-winner Dave Malloy, called Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812 premiered at the Ars Nova theater in Manhattan on October 1, 2012. The show is described as an electropop opera, and is based on Book 8 of War and Peace, focusing on Natasha's affair with Anatole.[46]

Radio[edit]The BBC Home Service broadcast an eight-part adaptation by Walter Peacock from 17 January to 7 February 1943 with two episodes on each Sunday. All but the last instalment, which ran for one and a half hours, were one hour long. Leslie Banks played Pierre while Celia Johnson was Natasha.

In December 1970, Pacifica Radio station WBAI broadcast a reading of the entire novel (the 1968 Dunnigan translation) read by over 140 celebrities and ordinary people.[47]

A dramatised full-cast adaptation in 20 parts, edited by Michael Bakewell, was broadcast by the BBC. Transmission Times: 30.12.1969 to 12.5.1970 Cast included: David Buck, Kate Binchy, Martin Jarvis

A dramatised full-cast adaptation
lily boca raton fl

Boca Raton, FL

#1011643 Oct 25, 2013
WOW wrote:
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After that kid gets done suing Barneys, he can buy the whole store.
gfy
Laney F

New York, NY

#1011644 Oct 25, 2013
Michelle on Obammy's IT Czars

Why does the White House need a private-sector "tech surge" to repair its wretched Obamacare website failures? Weren't all of the president's myriad IT czars and their underlings supposed to ensure that taxpayers got the most effective, innovative, cutting-edge and secure technology for their money?

In 2011, Obama appointed former Microsoft executive and FCC managing director Steven VanRoekel to succeed Kundra. At the time, he promised "to make sure that the pace of innovation in the private sector can be applied to the model that is government." Mission not accomplished.

Next up: Obama's "U.S. chief technology officer." In May 2009, the president appointed Aneesh Chopra "to promote technological innovation to help the country meet its goals such as job creation, reducing health care costs and protecting the homeland. Together with Chief Information Officer Vivek Kundra, their jobs are to make the government more effective, efficient and transparent."

Chopra's biggest accomplishment? A humiliating cameo in December 2009 on "The Daily Show" with liberal comedian Jon Stewart, who mocked the administration's pie-in-the-sky Open Government Initiative. Chopra resigned three years later, ran unsuccessfully for Virginia lieutenant governor and now works as a "senior fellow" at the far-left Center for American Progress, which is run by former Clinton administration hit man turned Obama helpmate John Podesta.

Obama replaced Chopra with Todd Park, the former "chief technology officer of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services." The White House described him as a "change agent and 'entrepreneur-in-residence,' helping HHS harness the power of data, technology and innovation to improve the health of the nation." Park oversees the "Presidential Innovation Fellows" program and is also a "senior fellow" in health IT and health reform policy at Podesta's Center for American Progress. CAP has tirelessly defended Obamacare and its global joke of an IT infrastructure.
lily boca raton fl

Boca Raton, FL

#1011645 Oct 25, 2013
DBWriter wrote:
<quoted text>
What's to understand? It's obvious the company Obama paid to write the software stole it, and created this disaster when they attempted to remove the evidence that proved they stole it.
John McAfee, the only world-renown software expert who volunteered an assessment, said the best thing to do is scrap the whole thing and start over.
Considering that Obama stole the software to begin with, that's a very good suggestion.
Oh yes, John McAFee, who just arrived in Florida claiming he has no money but promptly checked into a South Beach hotel! He didn't bring the 17 year old with him though. He's looking for someone younger. He murdered his neighbor in Belize

Since: Jun 13

Orlando, FL

#1011646 Oct 25, 2013
tell_it_like_it_IS wrote:
Dem has officially cracked up!!
Call the wagon, prep the straight jacket!
He's cuckoo!
It's best to treat liberals like dem like the trainers treat whales at Sea World. They just ignore them when they behave badly.

Whales aren't liberals but they don't like being ignored.

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