Film Review: Anna Karenina

Posted on by 5WC in Film

Taking on Tolstoy can be problematic at the best of times. He’s not an author know for his simplistic ideas, or basic creations and themes. He likes to take a principle and delve deep into its inner most psyche, ensuring no stone unturned and that no reader, unless they are a university don with suede elbow patches, really has an idea of what he’s banging on about.

Well, that’s my take on the man, I don’t wear elbow patches, and, one of my biggest regrets in life is that I read to a level a long, long way below Tolstoy.

So, my forays into his world come through adaptations. Whether it is on the screen or the stage. And Anna Karenina is just another brief encounter into a world I will never really inhabit. It’s probably not surprising then that for me, I just didn’t get this film.

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