Adaptation #142: When Sh*t Hits the Pan

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The hosts don’t exactly have a glowing review for Pan (2015). While they liked the visual elements, the plot just gave us another “chosen one” and changed everything that we’ve come to know about Peter Pan.

Check out our episode on Peter Pan by JM Barrie and our commentary on Peter Pan (2003).

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Adaptation #19: All the World’s a Stage

In episode #19, we return to discuss Joe Wright’s film Anna Karenina (2012), talk about the many metaphor’s contained in it and give some love to our favorite character, Boris.

Also check out our episode on the film!

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New Six Minute Clip of Joe Wright’s ‘Anna Karenina’

Following up on the release of the gorgeous posters and the riveting trailer for the upcoming adaptation of Leo Tolstoy’s Anna Karenina, director Joe Wright has released a six minute clip from the film.

The film will be released September 7th in the UK and November 9th in the US. It stars Kiera Knightley, Jude Law, Aaron Johnson, Kelly Macdonald and Matthew Macfadyen.

Following this clip, I’m really interested to see how the film comes together as a whole. The filming seems a little abrupt to me, but in a stylistic way that might make more sense when we can see it all from the beginning.

What do you think of this clip?

Don’t forget to stayed tuned for Adaptation #16 which will be discussing the novel Anna Karenina.

‘You Can’t Ask Why About Love,’ According to the New Anna Karenina Poster

EDIT: Check out episode #16 Anna’s Love is a Battlefield where we discuss the novel and episode #19 All the World’s a Stage where we discuss the film.

The new adaptation of Leo Tolstoy’s Anna Karenina released a new poster in anticipation of it’s release on September 7th in the UK and Nov 9 in the US. A few weeks ago, the first poster and trailer were released with a decidedly glitzy tone. The new poster seems to be stepping away from the grand-ness of the first, but keeping that classic period film feel while declaring, ‘you can’t ask why about love.’

With the title character standing solo center stage and the train baring down on her in the background, this poster reminds me much more of the images that come into my own head when Anna Karenina is mentioned.

What do you think of the new poster? And the new tagline?

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New Poster and Trailer for ‘Anna Karenina’

On September 7, Kiera Knightley will join the likes of Greta Garbo, Vivian Leigh, Jacqueline Bisset and Helen McCrory in playing the title character of Leo Tolstoy’s Anna Karenina. The novel tells the tale of a socialite’s extramarital affair and the repercussions in her aristocratic circle. It has has been adapted to film, stage, television, opera, ballet and even radio.

Earlier this week, the new film version which pairs director Joe Wright with Knightley for the third time (Atonement, Pride and Prejudice) came out with this new poster and trailer:

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