Take a look at the very interesting behind the scenes of the film adaptation of ANNA KARENINA
Hey folks, Harry here... My mother was a huge Garbo fan, so I grew up with the classic Thirties adaptation of ANNA KARENINA which starred the throaty Garbo and the great Fredric March. That said, ANNA KARENINA is a generational cinematic story - having been adapted repeatedly throughout film history. Since 1910, the story has been adapted nearly 30 times. In truth that 1935 version with Garbo, well it was her second time in the role, in 1927 she played Anna Karenina in LOVE opposite John Gilbert - it is one of her great silent roles. It's a great silent, but after the sound triumph of selling films with the tag, "GARBO TALKS!" they remade one of her own classics, to great success. In 1947, Vivien Leigh took on the role and the great Ralph Richardson co-starred. Love Sir Ralph Richardson in the film. In some ways it reminds me of his great performance in DR ZHIVAGO. I've always wanted to see the late sixties Soviet adaptation that was shot in 70mm... and that's how I want to see it. But after watching the following making of the 2012 version... which is directed by Joe Wright, who did the great adaptation of PRIDE & PREJUDICE with Keira, that Yoko makes me watch 3-4 times a year - and I like it. Wright gave us the wonderful HANNA last year... but he's doing something a bit... out of character... he's playing with the idea of a stage and more expansive world beyond it. Here... take a peak:
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July 29, 2012, 7:36 p.m. CST
by Uncle Pooky
I'll say one thing, the score sounded really good. Might have to check this out.
July 29, 2012, 7:49 p.m. CST
by Stereotypical Evil Archer
We still love you, Harry. No matter what these talkbalks say.
July 29, 2012, 7:54 p.m. CST
With Manderlay starring Bryce Dallas Howard. This is much more elaborate of course.
July 29, 2012, 8 p.m. CST
...but perhaps I am wrong...I sure have been before.
July 29, 2012, 8:10 p.m. CST
...er...you mean like Conan the Barbarian, right? Apocalypto? Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon? I mean, Barry Lyndon was great, but that's a pretty bold statement. I would say, "Costume dramas have to win people over with their greatness," is more akin to reality.
July 29, 2012, 9:06 p.m. CST
by Bass Ackwards
Im one of the few who absolutely loved Atonement. Hannah was good and PP was fine as well. Can't say I'm sold on taking such a "precious" approach to this story, BUT I like Wright enough to definitely be looking forward to it.
July 29, 2012, 9:16 p.m. CST
Mr. Backwards, he also made "the Soloist" with Downey, Jr. and Jamie Fox - equally good, heavily stylistic.
July 29, 2012, 10:07 p.m. CST
July 29, 2012, 11:39 p.m. CST
and why do people get down on her irish accent? she's a scott..they sound alike
July 29, 2012, 11:47 p.m. CST
I love her face. She is just so lovely.
July 30, 2012, 12:14 a.m. CST
July 30, 2012, 12:30 a.m. CST
Harry, were you expecting an intelligent discussion about Anna Keranina in this talkback? Or did you want to just let us all know your film taste is more than just fun dip?
by Balkin Flabgurter
July 30, 2012, 12:50 a.m. CST
I am sworn to watch any film from the director of Hannah.
July 30, 2012, 2:09 a.m. CST
looking like a milf-y Slavic, say, Nigella Lawson, or Sherilyn Fenn. The 2000 version with Helen McCrory is the closest in plot, themes, tone, and look that they've ever gotten to the book, or ever will get. Levin is the focus of the story, not Anna and Vronsky.
July 30, 2012, 3:16 a.m. CST
...sucking her cheeks in to stop her face looking "chubby" (or whatever stupid fucking reason she does it for)?
July 30, 2012, 5:45 a.m. CST
LOL@ waltkovacs, scottish and irish do NOT sound alike. I'm gonna assume that was an attempt to troll.
July 30, 2012, 6:13 a.m. CST
Needless to say I don't get why they keep remaking it.
July 30, 2012, 7:48 a.m. CST
great book, fascinating directing here, abhorrent casting
July 30, 2012, 10:40 a.m. CST
Spread the word!
July 30, 2012, 10:41 a.m. CST
by James Robinson
... it PROBABLY shouldn't be covered by AICN... but what do I know? >_< .. just sayin'
July 30, 2012, 5:27 p.m. CST
by Mr. Pricklepants
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