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A glimpse behind the red curtain of Joe Wright's romance

Forget everything you know about period drama! Forget previous literary adaptations! In fact, just make like a human Etch A Sketch and wipe the slate altogether because Joe Wright's new take on Anna Karenina is unlike anything you've seen before. It's cinema as theatre and it's kinda marvellous. Empire went backstage to pull ropes and hit the dry ice button, until we were asked politely to leave. Here is the result...
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Joe Wright and the story's rapscallion Count Vronsky, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, share a tender moment during the set-up for one of the film's soirées. The cast were braced for a traditional spin on Leo Tolstoy's novel, absorbing a Tom Stoppard script that charted Anna's travails through the ornate, cavernous palaces of Moscow and chilly St. Petersburg. Wright, however, had a better idea. He threw the kind of 11th hour switcheroo that can have producers reaching for the valium. The new plan? To house virtually all the action in a theatre built on Stage C of Shepperton Studios, home to Atonement's hospital scenes.

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