Monday, December 10, 2012
MOVIE MONDAY: ANNA KARENINA
We've seen a few lately, some of them I even really enjoyed, like LIFE OF PI and THE TWILIGHT SAGA:BREAKING DAWN PART 2. But none of them made me want to rush home and write about it here -- until Saturday night's ANNA KARENINA.
Confession: I've never read ANNA KARENINA. I've known the basic storyline, but I've never actually read the pages all the way through.
I will now.
The movie is gorgeous, delightful. It' so creative and just magical. All the parts come together in a sensory feast. It's an experience, as movies should be. And yeah, I've seen some reviews that pick it apart.
I don't care.
I love it. And love requires no explanation. In fact: one of my favorite lines from the movie:
Count Vronsky: "I love you!"
Anna Karenina: "Why?"
Count Vronsky: "You can't ask why about love!"
Ha. I just realized those smart marketers also used that as the tagline on the posters. :)
This is one I will happily watch again. Let me know what you think!