Tuesday, November 2, 2010

anna karenina - gravity of love

When I have to start hunkering down due to the fact that it is colder and darker earlier, I turn towards a great period piece movie to get me through this tough New England weather (sounds crazy but it is true).  Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy fits the bill (see video below).  This is my absolute favorite version with Sophie Marceau and Sean Bean.  A tragic steamy (oh yes, very) love story that I am sure you will enjoy and never forget!  It was hard for me too!  The strong emotions and desire for love is depicted beautifully in this film.  Also the moral dilemmas that go hand in hand when you follow your heart and not your head.  The chemistry between the two is perfection and you will be rooting for them wholeheartedly!  Love, love, love this film!  Many blissful hours to get lost in it while snuggling with a nice cozy blanket and a cup of hot chocolate!  Can't help it, I am a period piece nut! {Warning: tear-jerker}.

Sean Bean here playing the dashingly handsome Count Vronsky.  One can see why Anna could not resist his charms!  His intense love for her will sweep you away!  You will become a huge fan of his if you haven't already!

Sophie Marceau plays Anna Karenina.  She is truly stunning in this movie.  I think she portrays Anna beautifully and there are many moments where she doesn't even speak and you can understand how she feels just by the look in her eyes and her expressions.  I found her acting very moving.  I am including a video montage of Anna Karenina the movie from YouTube.  I think the song by Enigma, Gravity Of Love fits perfectly because of its drama.  The song also portrays the turmoil they face because of how strong their desire and love for each other is.  Take a peak...you can still watch the movie later!
If you would like to see other period piece movies that I absolutely love go here and here.  There is plenty to keep you busy all through this coming winter.  I am going to make you a period piece fan yet!

Have fun watching...while it is cold outside and warm inside!
Let me know what you have watched!

Video via YouTube

7 wonderful comments:

Scientific Housewife said...

I read the novel a couple of months ago but haven't seen a movie yet. I'll have to check it out :)

Splendid Willow said...

Perfect movie for next week. My husband is going to be on the road for a few days and I get the evenings all to myself (when the kids are snoring). A perfect movie for me. I love a good classic.

A warm hug to you,

ox, Mon

Concept Interiors said...

Ah, love Sean Bean!He's got the British, bad boy look!I like that you show both interiors and hot men!(the polo post+male model..)

They are showing AnnaKarenina as a mini series here now, maybe it's this one, I have to check!

I am too a huge fan of British drama:)

Mrs. French said...

now I am intrigued :)

Connie @ SogniESorrisi said...

I read the novel in high school and saw the movie around the same time. Many moons ago lol Maybe it's time for a re-read.

Anonymous said...

One winter I read "War & Peace" to get through a cold Toronto winter. It's a beautiful read. The You Tube you showed was exactly how I imagine she dressed. This winter I'm thinking of reading "Portrait of a Lady" Also a movie.

Design Elements said...

i read the book a year ago. I didn't know there is a movie too. thanks for sharing!