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Anna Karenina film adaptations worldwide

Anna Karenina film adaptations - Soviet eponymous film of 1967

Soviet eponymous film of 1967, directed by Aleksandr Zarkhi. Tatiana Samoilova in the main role. Anna Karenina film adaptations worldwide

Anna Karenina film adaptations
An image born in the mind of a writer, has become an obsession, inspiration and muse for many film directors. “Anna Karenina” is the most filmed work of Leo Tolstoy’s 1873 masterpiece, and not only in Russia, but also worldwide. Actually, there are about 40 film adaptations of Anna Karenina. Thus, the girl with a complex fate was played by a lot of divas of the European and Hollywood cinema, such as Greta Garbo, Vivien Leigh, Marlene Dietrich, Ingrid Bergman, Sophie Marceau, and Keira Knightley. And each of these actresses managed to perform the famous scene of suicide at the station platform.
However, the best “Anna Karenina” film is still the Soviet version of 1967, directed by Aleksandr Zarkhi. This stunning film made with a great taste, impregnated with high morale, and with the inimitable great Russian actors. And for me, there is only one Vronsky, played by unsurpassed Russian actor Vasily Lanovoi, and there is only one Anna Karenina – played by Tatiana Samoilova.
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Beautiful heroine Neerja Bhanot

Beautiful heroine Neerja Bhanot

The youngest recipient of India’s highest peacetime military award for bravery, Beautiful heroine Neerja Bhanot (7 September 1963 – 5 September 1986)

Beautiful heroine Neerja Bhanot (7 September 1963 – 5 September 1986)

Beauty will save the world“, Dostoevsky said. A 23-year-old brave heart, Indian Beauty Neerja Bhanot has saved 360 human lifes and died a hero. On September 5th 1986, terrorists hijacked Pan Am Flight 73 Mumbai-New York in Karachi. When terrorists demanded American passengers’ passports to execute them all, the Indian senior flight attendant Neerja Bhanot quietly hid the passports of 41 American citizens under the seats, and in the garbage disposal to save the them from hijackers. As a result, no one was executed, because terrorists could not identify the nationality of the passengers. She died on the eve of her birthday, while shielding three children from bullets of terrorists. For her bravery she was posthumously awarded the highest in India gallantry award for bravery.
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Beautiful Actresses we lost in 2015

Actresses we lost in 2015. Maureen O'Hara

Irish-American actress Maureen O’Hara (7 August 1920 – 25 October 2015), one of the last surviving stars from the Golden Age of Hollywood. Beautiful Actresses we lost in 2015

Actresses we lost in 2015
First of all, this is a tribute to the beauties who found eternal rest, and whose charisma and talent continue to shine with the perpetual light of screens. And Many of them were real stars of the time, making us admire them, follow their life and creative work. Once, American writer Edgar Allan Poe said: “The death of a beautiful woman, is unquestionably the most poetical topic in the world”. So, let their unquenchable light continue to shine and remain in our memory forever. Irish-American actress Maureen O’Hara was one of these stars. Hollywood Golden Age actress, O’Hara was never nominated for Academy Award, but in November 2014 she received an Honorary Academy Award with the inscription “To Maureen O’Hara, one of Hollywood’s brightest stars, whose inspiring performances glowed with passion, warmth and strength”. Well, better late than never.
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English actress Lynne Frederick

Stunningly beautiful photo of the tragic Lynne Frederick starring as Queen Katherine Howard in the 1972 film Henry VIII and His Six Wives

Stunningly beautiful photo of the tragic Lynne Frederick starring as Queen Katherine Howard in the 1972 film “Henry VIII and His Six Wives”

English actress Lynne Frederick was the living embodiment of the image of a princess from a fairy tale. Noteworthy, her image as Catherine Howard – one of the six wives of Henry VIII, is very reminiscent of the classic Russian beauty in a traditional folk outfit – the headdress and sundress. In general, this very screenshot picture from the film drew my attention to the actress with an angelic appearance. By the way, I am not the one who could see features of Russian beauty in her. Thus, Hollywood film director Franklin J. Schaffner offered Lynn the role of Tatiana – one of the daughters of the Russian Tsar Nicholas II. The film, meanwhile, won the Oscar in the movie festival and entered the top 10 films of 1972. Unfortunately, Lynn lived a short life, having appeared in over than 27 films, but in the memory of fans she still remains a young and beautiful princess from a fairy tale.
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Bridge mystic symbols

Bridge mystic symbols. Moon Bridge in Taipei, Taiwan is one of the most mystical bridges in the world

Bridge mystic symbols. Moon Bridge in Taipei, Taiwan is one of the most mystical bridges in the world

First of all, Bridge is the symbol of the transition, in particular through the water, which separates the earthly world from the world of the beyond. It replaces the ferryman (carrier), which is similar to the system of the world carries the souls. However, bridges not only connect, but also symbolize the situation of transition to a new form of existence. Such locutions as “burn all the bridges behind”, “seek ford” (tip of the bridge), “build golden bridges” (promise much) and ‘donkey bridge’ (crib, a leading question) quite clearly express associated with that word symbols.
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Scarlet Sails inspiration

Scarlet Sails inspiration

Scarlet Sails inspiration. Anastasiya Vertinskaya as Assol in ‘Scarlet Sails’ – 1961 film by Alexander Ptushko

In a small seaside village lives a retired sailor Longren, who has left sea to raise his daughter Assol. The widower makes toy boats to sell them. The father barely makes ends meet. Once, his daughter Assol meets an old man who predicts:
– You will be grown, Assol. Yes, you will be grown. And one day, far out to sea, the sun will shine upon a white ship with scarlet sails. The white ship will slice through the waves and move right toward you. The miracle ship will sail silently, without shouts or shots, amidst the sounds of beautiful music. The ship will approach majestically, and a fast skiff, gilded and decorated with flowers will come from it. And you will see a brave and handsome young prince… And will leave forever for a splendid country where the stars will descend from the heavens to greet you.
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Beauty photographer Sergei Lenin

Colors of Autumn. Model Arina Chiputian. Beauty photographer Sergei Lenin

Colors of Autumn. Model Arina Chiputian. Russian Beauty photographer Sergei Lenin

Lenin is a witty pseudonym of Orenburg based photographer Sergei Popov (born 11 March 1968). In addition to photography, Sergey Lenin (aka Popoff) is an entrepreneur and a lover of extreme sports, surfing, and car racing. In fact, photography is just a hobby, to which he became addicted at the age of forty. And now just a passion has turned into the work of art of the highest level. This, probably due to the fact that Sergey Lenin used to work as a photo model himself. His work is worthy of publication in journals and art exhibitions at all levels. All that Sergei needs now – the desire and good advertising. In a short time Beauty photographer Sergei Lenin has become well-known in the community of photographers – amateurs and professionals. His favorite genre of photography – nude, although his photo gallery also includes genre, historical theme photos. Whatever Sergey Lenin has photographed, an endless source of inspiration and the main idea of his works – the beauty of a Woman.
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