Tuesday, 4 September 2012

Anna Karenina: Keira Knightley Not Fit To Step Into Garbo's Shoes

From what I've seen so far, the new Anna Karenina looks positively awful.

Just what were they thinking about? The whole thing is filmed in a theatre, Keira Knightley gives a poor emulation of what appears to be a cross between a third-rate Vivien Leigh and an extra from The Benny Hill Show, and Jude Law looks like he's just stepped out of a pantomime. Just what were they thinking about with that wig? Hylda Baker and Arthur Mullard would have been more convincing.
Indeed, the only good acting I've seen so far comes from the curtains, and I suspect the best part of the production--and the one most welcomed by audiences--will be the end credits.
That scene where the famous horse race takes place across a stage must be one of the most ludicrous in cinema history. I think Joe Wright may be proved Joe Wrong with this one. 

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