Wednesday, 5 September 2012

Let me know if you go to watch it.

On Friday of this week in the UK there is a film being released, Anna Karenina.
I did think I would like to watch it, but am now having doubts.
My copy of the novel is a massive 849 pages of small point print, about a 10. So it's a densely packed book.
So...how come the film is less than two hours long?
Pe3rhaps I should go to watch it to find out why.  Or maybe I would be so disappointed that they have missed so much out.
I was thinking it might be 2 and 1/2 to 3 hours long, but with screenings less than two hours apart, it can't possibly be longer than two.
Anyway, if you have seen it, or intend watching it, let me know what you think of it, please.  Also, if you've read Anna Karenina, let me know if it is faithful to the book, although being such a brief film I can't see it being.

2 comments:

Innocent said...

The reviews are good and compared to the earlier versions of which there are a few it did well. I just might give it a try.

Michael Gradwell said...

If you think that the book is condensed then take a look at Andrew Marr's History of the World. He is getting it all into eight hours.