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Anna Karenina (1985)

Tragic Anna leaves her cold husband for dashing Count Vronsky in 19th-century Russia.

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A brief meeting at the Moscow train station and the dashing officer in the Russian Army is captivated by the beautiful woman who has been his mother's companion on the trip from St. Petersburg. Back in St. Petersburg, they seem to be on the same social circuit. People are talking even before there is anything to talk about. When Vronsky falls from his horse one afternoon and Anna Karenina and her husband are among the spectators, she rushes to Vronsky's side. What will happen now that their secret love is no secret any more? Written by Dale O'Connor <daleoc@interaccess.com>

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Christopher Reeve, in his autobiography "Still Me", claimed that in this movie he learned how to ride a horse and fell in love with them, which eventually led him to his tragic accident falling from a horse in 1995. See more »

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Reeve wanted to be an actor not an action star
13 August 2014 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Made in 1985 when movie stars starring in a TV movie was an event, as opposed to the general consensus "My God! What is he/she doing in a TV movie.... Must need the money"

Anna Karenina (Jacqueline Bisset) leaves her cold husband (Paul Schofield) for the dashing Count Vronsky (Christopher Reeve) in 19th-century Russia. The unfortunate series of events leave her hopelessly depressed.

Christopher Reeve and Jaqueline Bisset act everyone else off the screen in this movie, Judy Bowker in a small role as the naive Kitty deserves mention and Paul Schofield is OK, but slightly melodramatic at times. both are the only two actors who seem able to keep up with Reeve and Bisset, everyone else is instantly forgettable, and leaves no lasting impression.

Bisset is the core of the movie, as the tragic title character. Reeve was a splendid actor, who rather than appear running round with his top off shooting a gun in mainstream action pics chose to make interesting movies with a good story and good characters. (He was quoted as saying "I wanted to be an actor, not an action star") Sadly these pictures never found audiences as movie goers refused to see him as anything other than Superman/Clark Kent. This was filmed in between Superman 3 and 4, and Reeve succeeded in making a good movie with good characters

The one thing missing from this is a great score, instead we get a by the numbers routine score, that could have been lifted from any number of movies.

This is the movie that Christopher Reeve learned to ride a horse, and fell in love with horse riding. It would, of course prove to be fatal. There is an awful moment when Reeve falls from his horse, in a chilling reminder of his real life fate, just 10 years later.


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