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  •  I kind of don't want to see the movie (4+ / 0-)
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    but friends do.  I think I'll enjoy the pretty costumes and pretty scenery and people, but mostly I want to see the story of Levin.  I don't know about other movies or t.v. series, but apparently this director is very interested in Levin and Kitty.  So I want to see what he does with their story.

    The last word in ignorance is the man who says of an animal or plant: 'What good is it?” - Aldo Leopold

    by Knockbally on Wed Nov 21, 2012 at 06:42:57 AM PST

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    •  i heard and interview (4+ / 0-)

      with the writer of the screenplay on NPR in the car last weekend.  he was talking about levin and his importance as a character and that the story is just an affair story without him.  this was before i started reading it so now that i have met levin i get what he is saying.  
      a friend of mine and i are going to see the movie (my husband would never make it through it).  i am excited about the costumes, the hairdos and the british accents substituting for russian.

      We are raised to honor all the wrong explorers and discoverers - thieves planting flags, murderers carrying crosses. Let us at last praise the colonizers of dreams. - Peter S. Beagle

      by jk2003 on Wed Nov 21, 2012 at 09:22:51 AM PST

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      •  That's where I heard it-- (2+ / 0-)
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        on NPR!  Exactly - the director emphasized the importance of Levin as a balance to the love story.  Also, Levin's beliefs and struggles with belief are similar to Tolstoy's.

        Yeah, I have to admit, the production of the movie looks super-rich and super-elegant and fabulous.

        Well, do enjoy the book, and the movie, too!

        The last word in ignorance is the man who says of an animal or plant: 'What good is it?” - Aldo Leopold

        by Knockbally on Wed Nov 21, 2012 at 10:32:12 AM PST

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