Film Fanatic: Anna Karenina

For shame! I saw a film and had not yet read the book!

But when you put Tom Stoppard and Joe Wright together, who can wait the extra 12 hours it’ll take to get through the pendulous genius of Tolstoy?!

This was magnificent. I was disappointed by not one cast member, and I went home hoping to be reborn into 19th century Russia, just to have a chance at one of those dashing blokes!

The film of course centers less on the philosophical, ecumenical, and economical concerns that I am told the book does, but it reaches our human fallibility directly. And how!

All the stars in the 8 pm sky to Keira, Jude, Joe, Tom, and all the rest of this riveting production!

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