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

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 as a conventional cad Vronsky (1985, script James Goldman, directed...
From: Ellen And Jim Have A Blog, Two on 13 Feb 2018

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

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 longest, not written about anywhere, the 1977-78 BBC Anna Karenina, scripted...
From: Ellen And Jim Have A Blog, Two on 23 Jan 2018

Tolstoy’s Anna Karenina: a story of sex, marriage, & some local politics

Nicola Paget as Anna Karenina in the snow when she is still falling in love with Vronsky (1977 BBC AK) Friends and readers, Two summers ago our Trollope and his Contemporaries listserv on Yahoo ( began nearly 6 months...
From: Ellen And Jim Have A Blog, Two on 8 Jan 2018

Shakespeare for Freedom: Why the Plays Matter

Kiernan Ryan and Ewan Fernie in  conversation. We are happy to share CUP’s recording of Ewan Fernie’s and Kiernan Ryan’s conversation on Shakespeare for Freedom. CUP states that: Shakespeare for Freedom presents a powerful,...
From: Blogging Shakespeare on 27 Nov 2017

Jack Pulman’s War and Peace (BBC, 1972): an extraordinary journey (Episodes 11-20)

Pierre (Hopkins) attempting to tell the deeply congenial Natasha he feels called to encounter Napoleon (while Moscow burns half-crazed he decides the calling is to kill this pest) Dear friends and readers, As promised, I here conclude the two blogs I’ve...
From: Ellen And Jim Have A Blog, Two on 12 Feb 2017

Jack Pulman’s War and Peace (BBC, 1972), an extraordinary experience (Episodes 1-10)

The young Sonya and Natasha as we first see them on Natasha and her mother’s name day, Sonya revealing to Natasha how much she loves Nikolai (Episode 1) Dear friends and readers, I just loved this mini-series, with Anthony Hopkins as Pierre Bezukhov...
From: Ellen And Jim Have A Blog, Two on 31 Jan 2017

Sergei Bondarchuk’s visionary War and Peace (1966)

Bald Hills, one of many landscape scenes, where the Bolkonskii family lives Marya (Antonina Shuranova) submits to her father, Prince Bolskonsky’s (Anatoli Ktorov)’s instructions in geometry Dear friends, During the few months a group of us...
From: Ellen And Jim Have A Blog, Two on 15 Jan 2017

Nearly a year of reading War and Peace; more than a year of watching

Dear friends and readers, Not quite the familiar kind of title. I’d been reading Tolstoy’s War and Peace as translated by Louise and Aylmer Maud, revised, edited by Amy Mandelker, with Elisabeth Guertik’s superb La Guerre at la Paix...
From: Ellen And Jim Have A Blog, Two on 3 Jan 2017

Late summer into autumn: Virginia Woolf added to Tolstoy

The Studio, Vanessa Bell’s Charleston Farmhouse, Sussex Dear friends and readers, I know I told of how on one of my listservs, we are reading Tolstoy’s War and Peace as a group with each of us reading different other related works or watching...
From: Ellen And Jim Have A Blog, Two on 23 Aug 2016

A War and Peace summer with Tolstoy

The latest Oxford World Classics W&P, translated by Louise and Aylmer Maude, revised and edited by Amy Mandelker A recent Vintage W&P translated by Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky jottings in Tolstoy’s diary for 1865: 29 September,...
From: Ellen And Jim Have A Blog, Two on 9 Jul 2016

Danger UXB and the importance of anti-war films and books just now

REGENERATION, Tanya Allen, Jonny Lee Miller, 1997. Afterwards Oh, my beloved, shall you and I Ever be young again, be young again? The people that were resigned said to me —Peace will come and you will lie Under the larches up in Sheer, Sleeping,...
From: Ellen And Jim Have A Blog, Two on 24 Mar 2016

Berlin, Days 10 to 12: Too much to say, too little time…

Can’t keep up! So to stay on schedule, I’ll lump a few shows together and do quick summaries. None of these were immediately deeply relevant to my “classics” project. I decided to see Armin Petras’ adaptation of Anna Karenina...
From: dispositio on 13 May 2013

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The search is at present quite basic and limited. I plan to add a number of more sophisticated features in the future including the ability to filter by blog tags and by dates. I may also introduce RSS feeds for search queries at some point.

Constructing Search Query URLs

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