Written July 28, 2016
It was hard to get into the story as a theatrical beginning. Having read the novel, it was not what I expected of a tragic drama type story. It was hard to be sympathetic to the characters when they were portrayed as superfluous spirits, running about here and there.
The costuming was beautiful and the make up superb on the characters. Some scenery were breathtaking others superfluous. It was a mixed bag of disconcernment on my part.
Written August 30, 2016
Anna was a daring artistic mixture of stage play and reality, but the production was lost on me. What could have been an extraordinary motion picture left me cold with only the fine performance of the main actors to save it. My Bet? It will either go down as an artistic masterpiece or a colossal flop. The movie going public will decide. Pitchhiker, Sarasota FL
Written August 29, 2016
At first, the filming on a stage may feel weird, but gradually it comes to seem brilliant. The stylized work scenes and the artifice of the stage seem to create such a contrast to the story that they allow the passions to come through and sweep you up. It's an amazing, inventive cinematic adaptation of one of the great novels of all time.
Written February 13, 2016
It’s a very mature and well-composed piece of music. A little repetitive in some places, but the film convention somehow forced the narrowing to mostly the waltz music. You can listen to it here: [BLOCKED WEBSITE]
Written August 03, 2016
Thankfully my daughter told me about the whole "set on a stage" scenario of this movie, otherwise I would have been completely baffled. Even being prepared for it, though, I thought it was really strange. I didn't like that at all. I wish it had just been shot like a normal movie. Maybe I'm just not "artsy" enough, but it really kind of ruined the movie for me.