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Old 09-08-11, 04:41 PM
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Anna Karenina (Dir: Joe Wright/ Knightley, Law, Ronan, and more)

Looks like we got another adaptation of this book, it's been adapted many times from what I see. Anyway....I'm game. Joe Wright? WITH Knightley and Ronan again? Sooo fucking there.

Wright is directing a screen adaptation of Leo Tolstoy’s classic novel ‘Anna Karenina’. Current cast includes Keira Knightley as Anna, Jude Law as her husband, Aaron Johnson as her young love, and Irish actor Domhnall Gleeson as Konstantin Levin, as well as Saoirse Ronan, Kelly Macdonald, Olivia Williams, Matthew Macfadyen, Domhnall Gleeson and Andrea Riseborough. As of July 2011, Keira Knightley has begun rehearsing, in preparation for principle filming expected to begin later in 2011
Knightley will star as Anna, Jude Law will play her husband Aleksei Karenin, and Aaron Johnson (Nowhere Boy) will play Count Vronsky. Kelly Macdonald, Matthew Macfadyen, Domhnall Gleeson, Alicia Vikander, Emily Watson, Olivia Williams and Ruth Wilson also have been cast in the story of a woman making her way in early-19th-century Russian high society.
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Also..why the fuck am I the only one who gives a damn about this film?

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Wright must really like Ronan. She's been in 3/4 of his post-Atonement movies.

And she's legal now.
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That looks really good.
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Re: Anna Karenina (Dir: Joe Wright/ Knightley, Law, Ronan, and more)

I always confuse Joe Wright with Joe Carnahan.

For about ten seconds, I was mightily angry.
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Re: Anna Karenina (Dir: Joe Wright/ Knightley, Law, Ronan, and more)

Originally Posted by Solid Snake PAC View Post

Also..why the fuck am I the only one who gives a damn about this film?
Because British period pieces are boring as shit.
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Old 06-21-12, 09:38 AM
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Also..why the fuck am I the only one who gives a damn about this film?
You're not.

There's simply not a lot to say about it at this point: Wright makes great films, especially when they're based on novels, and this one looks to be another winner. It'll be interesting to see how he pushes "Anna Karenina" and Tolstoy towards his idea of excitement, and how he condenses the material into a two hour production.

Tom Stoppard, who helped to adapt Brazil and Empire of the Sun (and co-wrote Shakespeare in Love), penned the screenplay. I'm not really sure what to do with that, other than to say I'm intrigued.
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Re: Anna Karenina (Dir: Joe Wright/ Knightley, Law, Ronan, and more)

Originally Posted by Osiris3657 View Post
Because British period pieces are boring as shit.
Only if you exclude all the ones that aren't - Topsy-Turvy (one of the 10 or 15 best films of the 90s,) Sense and Sensibility, any of several versions of Pride and Prejudice, The Draughtsman's Contract, Great Expectations, quite a few great Shakespeare adaptations, etc. Depending on your definition of "period piece," you also have great stuff like Atonement, Lawrence of Arabia, and Zulu.

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Anyway, I'm looking forward to this. I'm a big fan of Russian literature, especially Tolstoy, and I also really like Joe Wright.
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Re: Anna Karenina (Dir: Joe Wright/ Knightley, Law, Ronan, and more)

Thank you. I was thinking, "I made this thread. I'm the only one post. I've posted twice after myself..and I was the OP."

Joe Wright is damn solid for sure. I've never read Anna Karenina, though I've been close to seeing some films based on it. I may get the book soon.

Also...this is a Russian Period piece, not a British one.
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Originally Posted by Osiris3657 View Post
Because British period pieces are boring as shit.
Not enough explosions, huh?

British... Russian... all the same.

It looks decent. I'll check it out.
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Originally Posted by Solid Snake PAC View Post
Thank you. I was thinking, "I made this thread. I'm the only one post. I've posted twice after myself..and I was the OP."
I'll see it if the reviews are good.
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Re: Anna Karenina (Dir: Joe Wright/ Knightley, Law, Ronan, and more)

oh shit. I want this poster. Very nice.

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Re: Anna Karenina (Dir: Joe Wright/ Knightley, Law, Ronan, and more)

Saw it tonight, pretty good Only one theater is showing it. Two questions:

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Why did the baby stay with the husband and not her father at the end?

I assume lover boy having sex with princess at the end was imagined and he never cheated on her?

Did people know who the baby belonged to or did they assume it was the husband's?
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Re: Anna Karenina (Dir: Joe Wright/ Knightley, Law, Ronan, and more)

I like it as a lavish period piece. Every frame is filled with Russian decadence.

The imagery is really strong and memorable. The surreal "stage" narrative had it's charm. They pulled off some very clever scene transitions.

Anna is generally unlikable throughout the whole story. You feel for Jude Law, being stuck in such a position.

The story with Levin and the Princess was really moving - the best parts of the movie.
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I was not a fan of the stage narrative. Also the rhythmic actions of some of the background actors made it seem overly comedic at times. Jude Law was probably the best part of the movie. I haven't read the book so that might be a factor in all this.
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I know Joe Wright is highly praised for his novel adaptations, but at this point he's really feeling like a one trick pony.
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Re: Anna Karenina (Dir: Joe Wright/ Knightley, Law, Ronan, and more)

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I know Joe Wright is highly praised for his novel adaptations, but at this point he's really feeling like a one trick pony.
This one doesn't do anything to help that perception, unfortunately.

While I appreciated a few of the performances (namely Law) and the creativity behind the stage mechanic, it's a very gimmicky, hollow adaptation.
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Re: Anna Karenina (Dir: Joe Wright/ Knightley, Law, Ronan, and more)

Oh great, another British period piece to fawn over.
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Re: Anna Karenina (Dir: Joe Wright/ Knightley, Law, Ronan, and more)

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I know Joe Wright is highly praised for his novel adaptations, but at this point he's really feeling like a one trick pony.
Hanna was pretty awesome.

I'd also like to see him helm a Bond flick. I think he'd do as good or better than Mendes.
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I though Hanna was Joe Carnahan.
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Question, did they use the never ending staging technique the entire movie? Because I turned it off after 30 minutes. I don't mind see that on a real stage, but not in a film. Just got on my nerves. Beautiful cinematography otherwise.
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No they stop about half way through...if that even.
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