safe adaptation

Status
Not open for further replies.

masterding

Member
Joined
Nov 13, 2008
Member Type
Student or Learner
Native Language
Chinese
Home Country
China
Current Location
China
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.
 

Chicken Sandwich

Senior Member
Joined
Jun 20, 2010
Member Type
Interested in Language
Native Language
Russian
Home Country
Russian Federation
Current Location
Netherlands
**** 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'.
 

masterding

Member
Joined
Nov 13, 2008
Member Type
Student or Learner
Native Language
Chinese
Home Country
China
Current Location
China
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"?
 

5jj

Moderator
Staff member
Joined
Oct 14, 2010
Member Type
Native Language
British English
Home Country
Czech Republic
Current Location
Czech Republic
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.
 

SoothingDave

VIP Member
Joined
Apr 17, 2009
Member Type
Interested in Language
Native Language
American English
Home Country
United States
Current Location
United States
This time of year "the holidays" refers to the Christmas and New Year holidays. And also to Hanukkah.
 
Status
Not open for further replies.
Top