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    Oscar Watch: Sex and Death in 'Anna Karenina' Costumes (VIDEO)

    After its fest circuit rounds and limited openings last weekend, "Anna Karenina" screened Sunday at the Academy, yielding yet another set of divisive reactions. Wilshire Boulevard's Kate Mantilini Restaurant was packed with members hanging out between "Karenina" and "Lif...

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    Anna Karenina

    I suppose that scholars might dismiss the 1935 MGM production of 'Anna Karenina' starring Greta Garbo as superficial, yet that film lingers in my memory, even though I haven’t seen it in years…whereas I couldn't wait for this new version to end.

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    The Essentials: 5 Amazing Joe Wright Scenes You Need To Know

    In just five movies, British director Joe Wright has established himself as a master stylist with an almost painterly eye for shot compositions and spatial geography. On the eve of his newest film, "Anna Karenina," we thought we would go through the five most amazing shots in his oeuvre (whittling t...

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    Critical Consensus: Eric Kohn and Peter Knegt On the Oscar Prospects of 'Anna Karenina,' 'Silver Linings Playbook' and More

    Chief film critic Eric Kohn and senior editor Peter Knegt reconvene to get under the hood of the awards race: what's working, what's not and where the 'Silver Linings' are.

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    Keira Knightley In An 'Anna Karenina' Cold As A Russian Winter

    With its snowy landscapes, sumptuous costumes and old-world aura, Anna Karenina is as pretty as a holiday window – and just about as lively and surprising. Placing Tolstoy’s enduring story of a married woman’s deadly, passionate infidelity in a theatrical setting – nearl...

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    Joe Wright Takes on More UK Theater as Film Linc Plans Early Look at His 'Anna Karenina'

    With his new adaptation of Tolstoy’s “Anna Karenina” hitting theaters in a few weeks, director Joe Wright has committed to diving further into the theater world. According to David Benedict in Variety, next summer Wright will direct Chiwetel Ejiofor in the world premiere of Aime Ce...

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    The Real Brad Pitt Chanel Ad Vs. SNL's: Can You Tell the Difference?

    Just try to tell them apart. Brad Pitt’s recently unveiled commercial for Chanel No. 5 is so loaded with high-flown, nonsensical language that it out-parodies itself without any help from satirists. But SNL’s Taram Killam offers a very funny take on the commercial anyway, which incl...

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    Chiwetel Ejiofor Will Play Patrice Lumumba In Aimé Césaire's 'A Season In The Congo' At Young Vic

    Chiwetel Ejiofor is returning to his stage roots next summer, when he'll play the Congolese nationalist hero Patrice Lumumba, in poet and political activist Aimé Césaire's play, A Season in the Congo, at the Old Vic in London, next summer.

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    Watch: Chanel No. 5 Ad Starring Brad Pitt, Directed By Joe Wright

    With Joe Wright coming off the magnificently theatrical "Anna Karenina," you would think that the folks over at Chanel might want him to do something that requires more than turning on a camera and pointing it at Brad Pitt. Guess not. The fashion company has unleashed the new spot for thei...

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    'Anna Karenina' Director Joe Wright Could Direct 'The Secret Life Of Houdini'

    The great escape artist and magician Harry Houdini was all the rage earlier this year. DreamWorks acquired a Houdini-centered spec script from “Changeling” writer J. Michael Straczynski called “Voices From The Dead,” Sony enlisted the upcoming "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire" filmmaker Francis Lawr...

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