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OSCARS: Filmmakers Say . Anna Karenina reunites Wright with Keira Knightley, who also starred in Atonement and netted an Oscar nomination for Pride & Prejudice. Jude Law portrays Anna’s cuckolded husband Karenin, and Aaron Taylor- Johnson is Count Vronsky. But it’s trying something.”And “trying something” seems to be the goal, say three key members of the team behind this $3. Wright, Knightley, and producer Tim Bevan of Working Title.
Related: OSCARS: Handicapping Lead Actor Race“If a piece of work is universally hated, it hasn’t worked; it’s equally true that, if it’s universally loved, it also hasn’t worked,” Wright explains. In a way, I think culture is a conversation between artists and the public, and also writers and journalists, so I’m very excited.”Knightley agrees that sparking discussion and taking risks were their goals.
The scenes about landowner Levin (Domhnall Gleeson), infatuated with the aristocratic Kitty (Alicia Vikander), play out in a naturalistic, earthbound setting. Wright says this decision was made after Stoppard had completed his script. Getting Stoppard to write the script was crucial for Wright, who sat down in Bevan’s office two years ago to discuss what literary adaptation might complete the trilogy begun with 2. Pride & Prejudice and 2.
Atonement. That can be a very dangerous place to be. You are in the middle, but you have to make it look bigger, cost- wise. You have to give it an epic feel.”A naturalistic approach would have called for too many locations, requiring expensive travel and hotel accommodations. Plus, Wright says, many potential locations in Moscow and St. Petersburg had been renovated to the point that they “had lost some of their magic.”Then, too, some potential locations were overused. The guardians would say, . Wright says Stoppard’s script has remained virtually the same despite the change.
And Bevan believes the unorthodox approach provides the raison d . The most recent version, a 1. Bernard Rose, starred Sophie Marceau and Sean Bean, and movie grande dames including Greta Garbo and Vivien Leigh have portrayed Anna over the years. With or without the critics — or Marmite—the movie seems to be hovering on the Academy radar, and both the producer and the director say the recognition can make all the difference to a film like Anna Karenina.“It’s a very difficult subject for me because I find if one focuses too much, or even at all, on the competitive nature of our business, the art suffers,” says Wright, who was nominated for a BAFTA Award and a Golden Globe for Atonement but has yet to be nominated by the Academy for his directing. There’s a validation from your fellow craftspeople and artists, and I think that’s a really lovely thing. That’s talking from a director’s point of view — the whole awards thing has a very, very different meaning to producers and to box office.”Bevan calls the Academy Awards “the kings and queens, the extreme royalty of the awards season.
Because of the web, the Academy Awards are acknowledged as being the benchmark.”But there’s a downside to the Internet, Bevan adds. There’s that instant judgment, which is fantastically liberating in one way, and frightening in another.”.