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Anna Karenina

Light and Shade: Celebrating Tolstoy's 186th

Lauren Daley | Posted 09.11.2014 | Books
Lauren Daley

I'm a newspaper book columnist -- was an English major! -- and yet shamefully realized last summer at age 31 that'd I'd never read "Anna Karenina."

Interview: Richard Ayoade Seeing Double

Marshall Fine | Posted 07.20.2014 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Gloomy, claustrophobic and haunting, Richard Ayoade's second film, The Double, has been described by some as a dark comedy, a label that leaves Ayoade scratching his distinctive head.

How Are You Is Not Fine

Francis Levy | Posted 04.15.2014 | Comedy
Francis Levy

Thank God for the Russians. Russia produced The Brothers Karamazov, Crime and Punishment, Anna Karenina, War and Peace and Pussy Riot. OK Sochi might ...

Last Tango in Lille

Francis Levy | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment
Francis Levy

Abdellatif Kechiche's Blue is the Warmest Color begins with a discussion of Marivaux's The Virtuous Orphan: Or, The Life of Marianne in a high school...

The Power of a First Sentence

Mark Rubinstein | Posted 12.16.2013 | Books
Mark Rubinstein

I'm often struck by the opening sentence of a novel or short story. It can draw me in and set expectations for what's to come. This isn't always true, of course, but a story's first line is the author's opening salvo.

Deleting Tolstoy

Carl Pettit | Posted 12.08.2013 | Comedy
Carl Pettit

Tackling Tolstoy was an emotional, as well as a financial investment. Even if you couldn't wade through the hefty prose, that beautiful hardback edition would display prominently on your oak bookshelf, right next to your edition of Finnegans Wake, by James Joyce.

7 Life Lessons From 'Anna Karenina'

Posted 09.09.2013 | Books

Today marks what would have been Leo Tolstoy's 185th birthday! If the author of "War and Peace" were alive today, we're sure he'd celebrate in style (...

Russia Is a Proud and Powerful Country

Alison Winfield Burns | Posted 09.05.2013 | Politics
Alison Winfield Burns

Tweeting melodiously, Alexei Pushkov, of the foreign affairs committee in Russia's lower house of parliament, lets fly an observation: "He can't live ...

Dream on!

Rochelle Jewel Shapiro | Posted 07.13.2013 | Fifty
Rochelle Jewel Shapiro

My mother had dementia. She would call me crying that she had no shoes. When I got to her apartment, it was strewn with shoes, but she was out somewhere, wandering, lost. Every time I forget something, I shudder, sure it's the first sign of dementia.

An Interview With Oscar-Winning Costume Designer Jacqueline Durran

Mary Hall | Posted 04.28.2013 | Style
Mary Hall

"The costume design in the film was reinterpreted,we didn't refer back to the novel for any costume details. We didn't take a direct interpretation from Tolstoy."

The Wright/Knightley Trilogy

Nikola Stepić | Posted 04.24.2013 | Entertainment
Nikola Stepić

Anna Karenina, one of last year's most talked-about productions, is a product of a longstanding friendship between a director and his muse. The relationship between Knightley and Wright harks back to that 2005 adaptation of Pride and Prejudice. Then came 2007's Atonement.

Tom Stoppard: 'Not Adapting My Own Plays for Film'

Wyatt Closs | Posted 04.21.2013 | Entertainment
Wyatt Closs

Award-Winning screenwriter and playwright Tom Stoppard, who received the Writers Guild of America, West's 2013 Laurel Award for Film, says he doubts that he would ever adapt any of his own theatrical works for the screen.

Katniss Everdeen vs. Anna Karenina: A Catfight Long in the Making

Lisa De Bode | Posted 03.13.2013 | Women
Lisa De Bode

Marrying Mr. Right appears as important today as ever, or so Hollywood would have us believe. But by redefining what "He" looks like, Collins offered a welcome diversion from this paradigm

Top 10 Films For Grownups In 2012

Posted 12.29.2012 | Fifty

Looking back at 2012, mature audiences had plenty of films to choose from -- for a change. Of course, there was "Hope Springs," which was called a min...

Your Home Can Now Look Like The Set From Anna Karenina

The Huffington Post | Michelle Manetti | Posted 01.28.2013 | HuffPost Home

Have you ever wished your home looked like a movie?

Anna Karenina and the Way Forward

Dana Beyer | Posted 01.28.2013 | Gay Voices
Dana Beyer

While immersing myself in the theatrical film adaptation of Tolstoy's Anna Karenina this week, I couldn't help but think of the historic changes we've witnessed this past year.

This Anna Karenina Is Unhappy in Her Own Spectacular Way

Edward Goldman | Posted 01.28.2013 | Arts
Edward Goldman

I want to tell you about an exhibition -- of a sort -- consisting of hundreds if not thousands of striking images presented onscreen to an audience eager to get to know the latest version of Leo Tolstoy's spectacularly unhappy Anna Karenina.

Anna Karenina, Unfinished

Sean Lyngaas | Posted 01.21.2013 | Entertainment
Sean Lyngaas

Joe Wright's adaptation neglects one of the most intriguing and autobiographical storylines of the novel.

5 Movies To Check Out With Your Fam This Weekend (VIDEO)

Posted 11.21.2012 | Teen

After your turkey-induced food coma wears off, going to see a movie with your parents is the perfect way to kick back over the holiday weekend. A trip...

Thanksgiving Movies: 5 Picks For Post 50 Fans

The Huffington Post | Shelley Emling | Posted 11.21.2012 | Fifty

Every November, the long Thanksgiving weekend brings a plethora of broad-appeal movies from studios that figure everyone will get tired of football, r...

Weekend Box Office: Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn 2 scores $141 million, Lincoln impresses with $21 Million, Skyfall Is Now the Biggest 007 Film Ever

Scott Mendelson | Posted 01.18.2013 | Entertainment
Scott Mendelson

The Twilight Saga ended as it began, kicking James Bond's ass to the curb with a massive opening weekend.

Did These Critics Go Too Far?

The Huffington Post | Treye Green | Posted 11.18.2012 | Entertainment

With another week coming to a close, it's time to take a look at just how much critics were unimpressed with the newest entertainment offerings. In...

Christopher Rosen

Former 'Harry Potter' Star Enjoys Breakout Role In 'Anna Karenina'

HuffingtonPost.com | Christopher Rosen | Posted 11.17.2012 | Entertainment

Domhnall Gleeson is having a bit of a moment. The erstwhile Bill Weasley in "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows" plays the big-hearted Konstantin Le...

WATCH: Keira Knightley Is 'Confused' By Wedding Planning

Posted 11.16.2012 | Weddings

Keira Knightley: bridezilla? Not so much, the bride-to-be revealed on the Ellen DeGeneres Show Thursday. The "Anna Karenina" actress, who is engage...

'F---, Yeah; Let's Give It A Go'

AP | DAVID GERMAIN | Posted 01.15.2013 | Entertainment

LOS ANGELES — Keira Knightley's language was anything but prim and proper when she discovered what director Joe Wright had planned for "Anna Kar...