Tag Archives: Romance

Anna Karenina

Anna Karenina is a delightful explosion of colour, romance and tragedy that does credit to director Joe Wright. Its theatrical set changes, dazzling costumes and non-stop emotional high reeling are breath-taking. Whilst it is based on the well-known novel by Tolstoy, it constantly reminded me of the exuberant filmmaking style of Baz Luhrmann films Moulin Rouge and Strictly Ballroom. Director Joe Read more [...]

Midnight in Paris

One of the this month's Film Club films was 'Midnight in Paris' (2003) which is a thoroughly Woody Allen auteur film set in Paris. The opening sequence takes the form of a series of scenes of Paris from morning until midnight through sunshine and rain, suggesting a kind of love story to Paris. This sequence forshadows some of the haunts (locations) and themes (midnight as the 'witching hour') of the Read more [...]