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Anna Karenina at the movies: wild inward romance (1997); or contemporary marital discontents (1985)

13 February 2018

Sophie Marceau as Anna, typical odd angle, very close up shot (1997 written, directed, produced by Bernard Rose) Jacqueline Bisset as as a passive Anna submitting to Christopher Reeve...

The Churchill movies: two against type

7 February 2018

Albert Finney as Churchill (Jim Broadbent as Desmond Morton, The Gathering Storm) Michael Gambon as Churchill (Churchill’s Secret) Friends, Another rather shorter blog where...

Trollope as post office man: two cheers for epistolary liberty

4 February 2018

Anthony Trollope in old age, photograph by Julia Cameron Friends, An interlude. I interrupt our regularly scheduled programming about books, movies, cultural events. I promise not to...

Anna Karenina at the movies, Garbo & Rathbone (1935) to Leigh & Richardson (1948)

23 January 2018

Friends, Out of eighteen film adaptations, I watched five, attempted a sixth, and read good essays on yet three more. None of my choices were Russian. The finest, in my view is the...