Updated 8/27/12: Read the following Anna Karenina: Interview with Matthew Macfadyen, Alicia Vikander, Kelly Macdonald, Olivia Wilson, and Emily Watson, Anna Karenina: Interview with Keira Knightley and Jude Law, and Anna Karenina: Interview with Joe Wright and Tom Stoppard (all via Emanuel Levi site)
Anyway, as the UK Cinema release date approaches, here's a (possibly...maybe spoilerish or not? read at your own risk!) preview summary of AK as well as the 2nd UK TV spot (via Darcylicious), and movie soundtrack's release date and track listing info for you to check out to (whether or not you're lucky enough to be able to see it first in September or later in November)...
First, watch the 2nd UK Anna Karenina TV spot below...
Next, BroadwayWorld has posted a summary for Anna Karenna, which you can read below...
Focus Features Previews ANNA KARENINA
The timeless story powerfully explores the capacity for love that surges through the human heart while illuminating the lavish society that was imperial Russia. The time is 1874. Vibrant and beautiful, Anna Karenina (Ms. Knightley) has what any of her contemporaries would aspire to; she is the wife of Karenin (Jude Law), a high-ranking government official to whom she has borne a son, and her social standing in St. Petersburg could scarcely be higher.
She journeys to Moscow after a letter from her philandering brother Oblonsky (Matthew Macfadyen) arrives, asking for Anna to come and help save his marriage to Dolly (Kelly MacDonald). En route, Anna makes the acquaintance of Countess Vronsky (Olivia Williams), who is then met at the train station by her son, the dashing cavalry officer Vronsky (Aaron Taylor-Johnson). When Anna is introduced to Vronsky, there is a mutual spark of instant attraction that cannot – and will not – be ignored. The Moscow household is also visited by Oblonsky’s best friend Levin (Domhnall Gleeson), an overly sensitive and compassionate landowner. Levin is in love with Dolly’s younger sister Kitty (Alicia Vikander). Inopportunely, he proposes to Kitty but she is infatuated with Vronsky.
Devastated, Levin returns to his Pokrovskoe estate and throws himself into farm work. Kitty herself is heartbroken when, at a grand ball, Vronsky only has eyes for Anna and the married woman reciprocates the younger man’s interest. Anna struggles to regain her equilibrium by rushing home to St. Petersburg, where Vronsky follows her. She attempts to resume her familial routine, but is consumed by thoughts of Vronsky. A passionate affair ensues, which scandalizes St. Petersburg society. Karenin is placed in an untenable position and is forced to give his wife an ultimatum. In attempting to attain happiness, the decisions Anna makes pierce the veneer of an image-obsessed society, reverberating with romantic and tragic consequences that dramatically change her and the lives of all around her.Director: Joe Wright (“Atonement,” “Pride & Prejudice,” “Hanna”)
Writer: Tom Stoppard (“Shakespeare in Love”); Based on the novel by Leo Tolstoy
Cast: Keira Knightley, Jude Law, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Kelly MacDonald, Matthew Macfadyen,
Domhnall Gleeson, Ruth Wilson, Alicia Vikander, Olivia Williams, Emily Watson
MPAA Rating: R
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VIEW TRAILER at: http://focusfeatures.com/video/anna_karenina_trailer
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Read more: Focus Features previews ANNA KARENINA
And lastly, the film's original motion picture soundtrack CD, which P&P/Atonement's Oscar winner composer Dario Marianelli has composed the original music of, is listed as coming soon (and available now for pre-order via UK's HMV website with a release date of September 10th (in the UK). No US release date nor a soundtrack CD cover (with track listing) and release date info. has been announced yet, but we'll update here as soon as the Soundtrack CD cover and info. is available.
For now, an unofficial track listing for the AK movie soundtrack is listed on HMV website with 24 tracks. The following track listing isn't officially confirmed yet (hopefully, soon), but I've posted the list below as the title tracks were quite interesting (can't wait to hear them!)...
Anna Karenina OST (Dario Marianelli)
- 1. Overture
- 2. Clerks
- 3. She Is Of The Heavens
- 4. Anna Marches Into A Waltz
- 5. Beyond The Stage
- 6. Kitty's Debut
- 7. Dance With Me
- 8. The Girl And The Birch
- 9. Unavoidable
- 10. Can-Can
- 11. I Don't Want You to Go
- 12. Time For Bed
- 13. Too Late
- 14. Someone Is Watching
- 15. Lost In A Maze
- 16. Leaving Home, Coming Home
- 17. Masha's Song
- 18. A Birthday Present
- 19. At The Opera
- 20. I Know How To Make You Sleep
- 21. Anna's Last Train
- 22. I Understood Something
- 23. Curtain
- 24. Seriously