Well, this past week, the two remaining big films for the Christmas season have finally released their trailers. And both movies are based on timeless classic novels– Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy and Les Miserables by Victor Hugo– along with the film version of the “great American novel” The Great Gatsby (which was discussed in a previous post). I am very excited to see all of these movies because I am a huge fan of all three novels (I am an enthusiast for classic literature) and the trailers look absolutely brilliant. Gatsby (see photo 1) takes place in 1920s America (New York City specifically) and has the sleek, jazziness that is easily identified with the era, but is contrasted with the gaudiness of the colors and sparkle that seem to be a warning before the darker events of the novel and the events of the 1930s. Karenina (see photo 2), on the other hand, takes place in 1800s Russia and takes a more romantic, whimsical style that makes the story of wealth, youthful love, adultery, and death seem more sweet and like a classic love story. Continuing, Miserables (see photo 3) takes place in the chaotic years of France immediately after the notorious Revolution, specifically during the revolts held by college students in the 1800s. Unlike Gatsby or Anna Karenina, Les Miserables has a gritty, noir style that embodies the fear of the main (6) characters and their increasingly sad stories– also, the grittiness of the Paris street scenes contrast to the more bold, wealthy scenes and the young love story that transcends the horrors of the other characters (but it is not the main focus). What do you think of these films and their trailers? Are you like me and want to see all three films, or is there one in particular you want to see more than the others?