Oh, and I keep humming Les Mis songs ever since I saw This Trailer during a brief reading break. I know, I know, revolutionary France and high society Russia are nothing alike but my subconscious doesn't seem to care. Plus I Dreamed a Dream seems to fit Anna as a character nicely.
My partners in crime for this readalong are not fairing as well. Marty dropped after 10 pages, but promises to see the movie with me and was kind enough to let me recap 300 pages of intrigue and scandal to her at work yesterday. One of our regulars (we work at a coffee shop) interrupted us to say that Tolstoy just didn't get the Sex, Drugs and Rock and Roll lifestyle. I think he missed the point. On the other hand Kirsten is only a couple dozen pages behind and has plans to catch up soon.
In case any of you missed it Joe Wright and Company have released (number) new posters for Anna Karenina. I think they really capture what's at the heart of the novel, at least as far as I've read.
I am getting really excited for this movie. I am in love with the casting. Keira Knightly period pieces are easily one of my favorite things and the ensemble includes the likes of Matthew Macfadyen, Jude Law, Domhnall Gleeson, Michelle Dockery and many more!
Are any of you excited for Joe Wrights Anna Karenina? Do these new posters sway you? Let me know in the comments!