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The French-speaking muzhik is a monster, an uncanny union of the semi-animate and the human. One of the robots who wind the clocks and drive the trains has learned the language of his masters. In fact, he could be rather grim, as the late essays suggest. Levin invents a buckwheat-threshing machine and it scorches the buckwheat 1:XXVI.
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You'll receive email and Feed alerts when new items arrive. Turn off email alerts. Did you mean: anna karenina 2, items? Skip to main content. Refine your search for anna karenine. Refine more Format Format. Items in search results. Search refinements Categories. Books Other Books Six months later, I see that very same shot on the film's first trailer.
I go for a wander, to try to get a feel for the ins and outs of this film. I visit Jacqueline Durran in her giant costume cupboard. The two-time Oscar nominee is surrounded by material and bulky, beaded costumes hang suspended high in the air like ghosts.
Her obvious enthusiasm for working with Knightley is evident as she flicks me through the s-couture-inspired sketches for Knightley's s outfits. She's even got the gumption to turn the costume department's ideas down and comes up with sketches of her own. As the Russian aristocrats were obsessed with French culture in the 19th century, we just came up with the idea of tweaking it a bit and using the heyday of couture from the s to emphasise Anna's modern streak.
Some people will notice, others won't. But it really helped Keira understand Anna, just as 'that' green dress became a signature part of her in Atonement. I march past sumptuous soldier jackets and elegant ballgowns, rows of them, like I'm in some frenzied sample sale.
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Outside, production designer Sarah Greenwood is waiting. This is her seventh collaboration with Wright and she takes me through her designs for this all-encompassing theatre set, based on the Kirov and the Mariinsky in St Petersburg — and a bit on north London's Alexandra Palace, actually. Like Durran, Greenwood is an equal in the production, both of them integral to Wright's overall idea, both feeding into the whole with an effusive intelligence.
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She is preparing to go off to Russia, to the Unesco world heritage site of Kizhi island, where it is minus 30 degrees, to shoot some scenes with Domhnall Gleeson's character of Levin, whose protracted yet passionate love story with Kitty provides a thoughtful contrast to Anna's torrid emotional whirl. He gets a proper house and fields and everything. Downstairs, by the costume department, I bump into Aaron Johnson in shirt and breeches. He looks very relaxed. I follow him up to that inky set of rooms and take up my position in front of the monitor again.
Wright and McGarvey have repositioned and the camera is ready to dolly in on Johnson as he's curled up like a depressed cat in an alcove. These are scenes from the later stages of Anna and Vronsky's affair, when exile has driven them to drugs and indolence. They are, literally, living in the wings of society.
As the camera moves in, Johnson stirs, like a startled beast. That's two shots in the can already. After I grab lunch with McGarvey on the top of an old double decker bus that stands for a canteen on the Shepperton lot, I knock on Wright's office deep in the studio maze. He's just tucking into a pie and salad and his assistant, Phoebe, brings us coffees. When we started working on Pride she was 19, a kid. And nothing really bad had happened to her.
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She'd never really had to ask the bigger questions — but over the past eight years, she's had to go deep and been challenged and been hurt and all of that makes you stronger. And she's still here. It would have been so easy to bugger off to Hollywood where they're all nice to her.