Adaptation #16: Anna’s Love is a Battlefield

Corey and Dorin discuss Leo Tolstoy’s classic novel Anna Karenina, the destructiveness of Anna’s relationship and the Russian aristocracy she was part of.

Also check out our episode on the 2012 film!

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Music: Love is a Battlefield by Pat Benetar

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-Released August 29 in US, September 7 in UK

-Directed by John Hillcoat

-Screenplay by Nick Cave

-Starring Tom Hardy, Shia Lebouf, Guy Pearce, Mia Wasikowska and Gary Oldman

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Main Discussion

Anna Karenina

-Written by Leo/Lev Tolstoy

-Published in installments from 1873 to 1877

-Levin thought to be Tolstoy himself

 Anna Karenina (2012)

-Released September 7 in UK and limited US release on November 16

-Directed by Joe Wright

-Screenplay by Tom Stoppard

-Starring Kiera Knightley, Jude Law, Aaron Johnson and Matthew Macfadyen

-Knightley and Wright’s third film together (Pride & Prejudice, Atonement)

-See the trailer here and the 6-minute clip from Joe Wright here.

-Check out episode #19 for our discussion of the film!

 Stay tuned for episode #17 on Philip K Dick’s short story We Can Remember It For You, Wholesale and Total Recall (1990 and 2012)!

10 thoughts on “Adaptation #16: Anna’s Love is a Battlefield

  1. To paraphrase Frank Sinatra – Guys, I’m a OU Honours Graduate and your Anna Karenina podcast was WOW! KEEN! NEAT! AWESOME!
    Love the way your discussions made the characters seem so real and tangible. I’ve read the book, indeed I would rate it as one of the best ever, but you had such a grasp on the intricacies of the characters, their relationships and the overall constraints of what was possible in Russian society at that time – I want to read it all over again.
    I can’t express my admiration enough about how you retain all the detail and convey it so well.
    What’s the chances of you tackling “Vanity Fair” at some point in the future? Equally complex but equally rewarding.

    Keep on with the great work.



    • Thank you for the compliment! It is always great to know that someone out there is listening and appreciating our work. We will definitely look in to doing “Vanity Fair” sometime in the future. Again, thanks for the comment and keep listening 😀


  2. Crud… I was gonna say the same thing Corey did but she got the jump on me! Oh well, that’s what happens when you live with someone… they start acting and thinking like you… or you them… or whatever! lol. Anyway, Thanks for the comment A, very happy to have you listening!


  3. You guys rock. Official. Don’t ever let anyone tell you anything otherwise!
    Are you going to be able continue podcasting when your studies are over?
    Having found your resource(s) to have them dashed from my grasp would be a tragedy of Napoleonic proportions. 🙂



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