Writer/playwright Tom Stoppard is about to burst into the public eye when the new film adaptation of Tolstoy’s Anna Karenina, starring Keira Knightley and Jude Law (directed by Joe Wright, of Pride and Prejudice and Atonement fame), hits theaters later this year. But Stoppard should be familiar to film buffs and theater aficionados alike, having penned such well-known screenplays as Brazil, Empire of the Sun, and Shakespeare in Love, and theatrical pillars such as Rosencrantz and Gildenstern Are Dead and Night and Day. Known for delivering “keen observations on the aesthetics of language” as well as creating inventive and witty banter between characters, Stoppard proves himself to be a fascinating individual as well, as evidenced in this recent interview in Intelligent Life magazine.
(If you haven’t yet seen the Anna Karenina movie trailer, you can watch it here.)
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