Anna Karenina - The Complete Miniseries
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Discover the epic saga of love, marriage, heartbreak, and tragedy among the 19th-century Russian aristocracy in Anna Karenina. Young, vivacious, and breathtakingly beautiful, Anna (Nicola Pagett) seems resigned to a passionless marriage of convenience to a powerful older man, Karenin (Eric Porter). But when she meets the dashing soldier, Count Vronsky (Stuart Wilson), she risks scandal and ruin to pursue true love. Experience the unbridled passion of Anna’s star-crossed affair and its far-reaching effects on her family, friends, and social order in this stirring BBC dramatization of Tolstoy’s classic novel
Top Customer Reviews
This Anna Karenina series is excellent. While there is no substitute for reading -- and rereading -- Tolstoy's astonishing novel, this miniseries stays close not only to Tolstoy's characterizations and plot, but to the book's tone. We are engrossed in the story and in these people's lives, and yet neither Tolstoy nor the TV adaptation attempt to make us "lose ourselves." We are thinking, assessing, questioning. The TV serial, interestingly, eschews soundtrack (aside from opening titles and playout) and tricks of camera angles and lighting. The performers rose to the challenge of carrying the series with integrity.
Anna Karenina was one of television's finest offerings. I've waited for years to see it again!
Yes, the production values leave a lot to be desired, but you have to take into account this was a television show filmed in the 70s. The color of the characters, and the strength of the cast, and the perfect dialogue and almost-perfect rendering of one of the greatest novels of all time makes up for the disappointing sets.
I love this mini-series. If you enjoy acting of the highest order and a perfect ensemble cast, then you will enjoy this Anna Karenina.