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    safe adaptation

    From VOA News:
    Joe Wright's Anna Karenina, based on the Tolstoy novel, is a quintessential holiday production. It offers rich costumes, enchanting music, and stellar actors.
    Keira Knightley, who plays the doomed Karenina, “The rules of a period film have been completely broken. Anna Karenina is a story that has been done a lot. What is the point in doing a safe adaptation?”
    My questions:
    1 What exactly is holiday production?
    2 What does "safe adapation" mean?
    Thanks.

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    Re: safe adaptation

    **** NOT A TEACHER *****

    1. The movie comes out during the holidays.

    2. Anna Karenina is a story that has been done a lot. Do you see the implication of this sentence? 'Safe' here means 'not involving any risk'.

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    Re: safe adaptation

    1.Does "the holidays" mainly refer to the Christmas?
    2.Is Keira Knightley trying to say that Joe Wright's version of Anna Karenina is kind of a "risky adaptation"?

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    Re: safe adaptation

    Quote Originally Posted by masterding View Post
    1.Does "the holidays" mainly refer to the Christmas?
    We can't tell without more context.
    2.Is Keira Knightley trying to say that Joe Wright's version of Anna Karenina is kind of a "risky adaptation"?
    That's the implication.

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    Re: safe adaptation

    This time of year "the holidays" refers to the Christmas and New Year holidays. And also to Hanukkah.

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