Director Joe Wright Talks ANNA KARENINA, When and Why He Decided to Tell the Story in an Unconventional Way, and More

     November 28, 2012

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Joe Wright’s adaptation of Leo Tolstoy‘s classic novel Anna Karenina is now playing in theaters.  The film takes place in late 19th century Russian society, and stars Keira Knightley as an adulterer who questions her happiness.  In true Wright fashion, this isn’t exactly a straightforward adaptation; the director has set much of the film in a lush theater that uses over 100 interconnected sets to allow the action to move fluidly through various settings.  The film also stars Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Matthew Macfadyen, Kelly Macdonald, Domhnall Gleeson, Alicia Vikander, and Olivia Williams.  For more on Anna Karenina, here’s Matt’s review, five clips, and all our previous coverage.

At the press day, I spoke to Joe Wright.  We talked about when he decided to tell the story in an unconventional way and whether he ever thought about going with a more conventional telling, the studio’s reaction when he told them of the change, whether things got altered on set as a result, deleted scenes, and more.  Hit the jump to watch.

Finally, for more Anna Karenina coverage, here are my video interviews with Keira Knightley, Jude Law, Aaron Johnson, Domhnall Gleeson and Matthew Macfadyen.

Joe Wright:

  • When did he decide to tell the story in an unconventional way and did he ever think about going with a more conventional telling
  • What did the studio and actors say when he decided to tell the story in an unconventional way
  • How did things change on set
  • Deleted scenes talk
  • Will he do an extended cut

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