Anna Karenina Film Adaptations with Ally Pitts

Show Notes

This week, Matt and Cameron dive into several adaptations of Leo Tolstoy’s Anna Karenina alongside Ally Pitts of the Russophiles Unite! Movie podcast. Although a bit different than our usual fare, we had a ton of fun recording this with Ally. Mustache licking, French speaking, unfaithfulness ahoy!

A huge thank you to Ally for coming on to this episode! It was incredibly fun to record. You can listen to Russophiles Unite! anywhere you get your podcasts and you can follow him and his podcast on Twitter.

Major themes: Adultery, Kiera Knightly’s painful smile, Is Stiva the real villain of the book?

26:17 - A reference to a famous line from a US/Russian “telemost” (lit. telebridge), where a Russian woman tried to say, “in the USSR, we don’t have sex in commercials, we are against it,” but got cut off by audience laughter at, “we don’t have sex.”

The music used in this episode was “soviet march,” by Toasted Tomatoes. You can find more of their work on Bandcamp and Youtube.