A Masterpiece Of World Literature Is Made Into One Of The Great Motion Pictures Of Our Time
Early in the spring of 1947, three men sat huddled on camp chairs in the middle of a Hertfordshire field in England. They were Julien Duvivier, the famous director, Jean Anouilh, the French playwright, and Guy Morgan, the writer, who were collaborating on the screen play of Leo Tolstoy‘s great novel, Anne Karenina. They discovered that due to the fuel shortage in England, the outdoors was warmer than most interiors.
From this series of daily encampments came the material for Sir Alexander Korda‘s film in which Vivien Leigh returns to the screen with Sir Ralph Richardson and Kieron Moore. The picture was made under current British “austerity” conditions, but out of it has emerged one of the greatest motion pictures of our time.
Abridged movie tie-in with Vivien Leigh & Ralph Richardson photo cover. Translated by Constance Garnett. Edited by Herbert M Alexander.
Originally published serially in The Russian Messenger from 1873 to 1877. An extremely acclaimed work, many consider it to be the pinnacle of modern literature. Anna Karenina is the source of twelve other film adaptations, the most recent being the 2012 treatment starring Keira Knightly & Jude Law.
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