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  Anastasia (1997 film) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Anastasia and Marie run for a train, but while Marie is able to climb on, Anastasia loses her grip on her grandmother's hand and falls to the platform, hitting her head.
As a fairy-tale style adaptation of the legend of the Russian grand duchess Anastasia, the film imagines that Anastasia, daughter of Nicholas II of Russia, escapes the Imperial Palace during the October Revolution and survives the slaughter of the Imperial family.
The film is based on the play from the 1950s by Marcelle Maurette adapted by Guy Bolton and turned into the film Anastasia (1956) which was based on the legend of Grand Duchess Anastasia of Russia surfacing as "Anna Anderson".
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Anastasia_(1997_film)   (4306 words)

 Anastasia Reviews
ANASTASIA begins when the Bolshevik revolution overthrows the Russian tsars, and the reigning Romanov family is killed except for their youngest daughter, Anastasia (voiced by Meg Ryan).
Anastasia (1997) Rating: 3.0 stars (out of 4.0) ******************************** Key to rating system: 2.0 stars Debatable 2.5 stars Some people may like it 3.0 stars I liked it 3.5 stars I am biased in favor of the movie 4.0 stars I felt the movie’s...
ANASTASIA is based upon - or maybe "inspired by" is more accurate - the real life mystery surrounding the disappearance of Anastasia Romanov and the destruction of her family at the start of the Russian Revolution.
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 Making Film History: 1998's Animated Features   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Although 1997 was a meek year for animated feature films, it did represent the coming of a new revolution for animation.
DreamWorks marketed their film as an adult feature that would be suitable for children as well, but even with the help of leading voice actor, Woody Allen, Antz lacked the magical spark that cartoons typically bring, and instead left a dark and claustrophobic impression.
This film is a visually captivating tale set amidst 16th century Mayan culture about a couple of roguish swindlers who get their hands on a map to the fabled city of gold, El Dorado.
www.awn.com /mag/issue3.10/3.10pages/backesfeatures.html   (1613 words)

 At-A-Glance Film Reviews: Anastasia (1997)
The 1997 animated film Anastasia was a comeback of sorts for ex-Disney animator Don Bluth, who left to direct animated features on his own.
An orphan named Anya, who has lost all memory of the first years of her life, is used by two con men to pretend to be Anastasia -- but, naturally, it turns out that she may be the real thing.
Anastasia: The Czar's Last Daughter (1956) (aka: "Is Anna Anderson Anastasia?")
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 DVD Review: Anastasia
Anastasia spends a majority of her life as an orphan; when free of that life, she soon runs into two con men(played by John Cusack and Kelsey Grammer) who happen to be looking for a girl that can be an imposter, but actually, they've found the real thing.
The film also does go the route of most animated films in adding little sidekicks, but thankfully, this film has some of the best in quite some time.
I remember the early screening I saw of this film in 1997, where a majority of the kids really enjoyed the film, but it freaked out some of the smaller kids who were scared off by the film's action.
www.currentfilm.com /dvdreviews/anastasiadvd.html   (951 words)

 1997 in Review - Film   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Emerson College dropout Paul Thomas Anderson's sophomore sizzler (his first film was last winter's little noir Hard Eight), a grand, comic epic about the porn-film industry of the late '70s and early '80s, one-ups Scorsese, Altman, and Tarantino.
Anastasia, from Disney alum Don Bluth, is animation that looks more like a live-action movie, but its tale of how Tsar Nicholas II's youngest daughter finds her grandmama -- and love -- in Paris, despite the efforts of the villainous Rasputin, is Anastasia's story as it never was but should have been.
With Elisabeth Matheson magnificent in the title role, the film is like an Icelandic saga: love and marriage, family and society, sin and redemption -- what life is all about.
www.bostonphoenix.com /archive/movies/97/12/25/YEAR_IN_REVIEW.html   (1057 words)

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ANASTASIA, eight years old and apparently late for the party, rushes down the upstairs hallway followed by a SERVENT (SONYA) 16, who is trying to catch up with Anastasia to tie a large ribbon in her long, dark hair.
All eyes turn to Anastasia, who once she realizes that she's the center of attention, flashes a mischievous smile and descends the staircase in grand style.
Anastasia sees Dmitri eyeing it hungrily and without missing a dance step, she grabs an orange off thr tray and tosses it to Dmitri.
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 Tucson Weekly: Film Clips (December 11 - December 17, 1997)
The love story between the title character and Dmitri (a con-man who unknowingly trains Anastasia to pretend to be Anastasia) is so effective, in fact, that the evil schemes of Rasputin (now half-dead) and his droll bat sidekick Bartok (hilariously voiced by Hank Azaria) almost seem tacked on.
In spite of its generic underpinnings, however, The Rainmaker is a fine film: The pacing's smooth, the cinematography and Memphis locations lovely, and the performances kick butt.
The films to be screened are "MOLT!" by Rob Sabal; "Number 13," directed by Michael Toubassi and produced by Melinda Ritter; "In Between Friends," by Reginald Spangler; and "Open 'til 3," directed by Ari Lieberman and produced by Carol Knorr.
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 Amazon.com: Anastasia: DVD: Meg Ryan,John Cusack,Kelsey Grammer,Christopher Lloyd,Hank Azaria,Bernadette Peters,Kirsten ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
The legend of Anastasia has in roots in a historical truth: that when the Communists executed the Romanovs and gunned them down, the young Grand Duchess was not shot; she fainted.
In this film, the Russian Revolution is set in the year 1916, with an eight-year-old Anastasia; already, the historical inaccuracies are present.
It shows how Anastasia was able to escape the rebels who had come to kill her family, but has her falling to a train platform and losing her memory while still in St. Petersburg.
www.amazon.com /Anastasia-Don-Bluth/dp/B00005UW9T   (2207 words)

 Anastasia (1997): Reviews
This sumptuous-looking film clearly spared no expense in its visual rendering; its optical flourishes and attention to detail aim for the Disney gold standard and, for the most part, come pretty darn close.
Anastasia has the Disney house style down cold, yet the magic is missing.
Though originality is not one of its accomplishments, Anastasia is generally pleasant, serviceable and eager to please.
www.metacritic.com /video/titles/anastasia   (679 words)

 Amazon.co.uk: Anastasia [1998]: DVD: Meg Ryan,John Cusack,Kelsey Grammer,Christopher Lloyd,Hank Azaria,Bernadette ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Adapting the story of imperialism and revolution is tricky, and subsequently the film's opening is weak.
Anastasia must battle the evil Rasputin, his sidekick Bartok the bat and a host of ghostly minions in a headlong race to reach Paris and reclaim her rightful destiny.
The film tells the story of Anya, an orphan who can remember little of her early life.
www.amazon.co.uk /Anastasia-Meg-Ryan/dp/B00005NOLY   (1408 words)

 Anastasia (1997)
He presses her to pose as Anastasia in order to obtain the exiled dowager empress's fortunes.
As the unearthing of the Romanov family's remains at Ekaterinberg in 1991 has conclusively proved (except to all bar the Russian Orthodox Church), Anastasia did not manage to escape the same fate as the rest of the Romanovs - of being assassinated by the Bolsheviks in 1917.
Indeed the film rather amazingly comes out to state that the entire Revolution was not a people's uprising against a cruel and incompetent aristocracy but rather was all down to the fl-hearted Rasputin selling his soul in revenge for being banned from the Tsar's court.
www.moria.co.nz /fantasy/anastasia.htm   (853 words)

 Anastasia | 1997 | Film | moviemaster.de   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Anastasia wuchs wohlbehütet als Tochter des russischen Zaren auf, ehe eines Tages der Zorn des mächtigen Zauberers Rasputin über den Hof der Romanows kam und damit die Russische Revolution entfachte.
Als die Paläste nieder brannten, schaffte es Anastasia mit der Hilfe eines Dienstjungen zu fliehen.
Auch das Drehbuch, das die Geschichte von Anastasia zwar kindgerecht, aber auch "erwachsenentauglich" erzählt.
www.moviemaster.de /archiv/film/film_92.htm   (616 words)

 Anastasia Film Review - Time Out Film   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
This being a children's film, the story of the legendary disappearance of the Romanov princess has been altered to accommodate mad magician Rasputin (voiced by Lloyd), who instigates public revolt by casting a spell on the entire royal family.
Enter con-man Dimitri (Cusack), who starts by exploiting 'Anastasia', and ends by falling in love with her.
Bluth has rediscovered the ingredients of quality mainstream animation: depth and movement are more in evidence, and the action sequences are expertly staged, notably a harrowing train crash.
www.timeout.com /film/77926.html   (194 words)

 News for The Full Monty (1997)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
A stage musical based on the 1997 movie Full Monty, The (1997) is scheduled to be staged for the first time at the end of the winter-spring session at the Old Globe theater in San Diego between June 1 and July 2 next year.
Brown (1997), while the award for best supporting actress went to Sigourney Weaver for her role in Ice Storm, The (1997), a film that was bypassed by Oscar voters.
Fox Searchlight last week was filming audience testimonials for Full Monty, The (1997), the British comedy about a group of men who agree to become strippers, when two men being interviewed showed their approval of the film by doffing their clothes for the cameras.
www.imdb.com /title/tt0119164/news   (8603 words)

 Film Festival 1997
The only other film to get as many nominations was All About Eve back in 1951.
Films from Germany (Beyond Silence), the Netherlands (Character), Spain (Secrets of the Heart), Russia (The Thief) and Brazil (Four Days in September) received nominations for best foreign language film of the year.
The winners are to be announced in Los Angeles 23 March, after the 5,371 members of the Academy have voted on the nominations.
www.filmfestivals.com /academy/intro.htm   (767 words)

 SendMeMovies.com - Anastasia (1997) - DVD   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Based on the legend of the real-life daugher of the last Russian czar, ANASTASIA combines imaginative animation and lively songs to tell the story of a princess who escapes a horrible execution and mysteriously reappears after being thought dead.
But the resurgence of the long-lost Anastasia also attracts the attention of the scary Rasputin (Christopher Lloyd), who, with his hilarious sidekick, Bartok the bat (Hank Azaria), schemes to do in the last Romanov.
Though much lighter (thankfully for children) than the 1956 Anatole Litvak-directed ANASTASIA adapted from Marcelle Maurette's play, this movie is still packed with thrills, chills, and romance.
www.sendmemovies.com /pc-35901-197-anastasia-1997-dvd.aspx   (216 words)

 Anastasia (1997)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
The haunting, poignant "Once Upon a December" sequence, one of the finest scenes in any recent film, is unforgettable, as we watch Anya's yearnings take the form of a ghostly dance with memories of a vanished life.
And the final reunion where hostility melts gradually into acceptance, is one of the most moving and satisfying moments in film.
Everything about the film bespeaks loving attention and quality: the magnificent animation and design re-create lavish Russian and Parisian locations (complete with recognizable artworks and cameos by celebrities of the '20s), and the screenplay balances action, humor, and genuine emotion.
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 GreenCine | product main - Anastasia (1997)
The first feature from the 20th Century-Fox animation unit in Phoenix, Arizona, this is the ninth film produced and directed by the Don Bluth/Gary Goldman duo (An American Tail) and the first animated feature to be made in CinemaScope since Disney's Sleeping Beauty (1959).
This $50 million animated fantasy retells the story of Anastasia, daughter of Czar Nicholas, beginning with her childhood in 1916 Russia.
After Rasputin's curse on the Romanovs, little Anastasia is separated from her grandmother, the Dowager Empress Maria.
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 Amazon.com: Anastasia: Music From The Motion Picture (1997 Version): Music: David Newman,Stephen ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
From the Zhivago-gone-Broadway opening number "A Rumor in St. Petersburg" to the Oscar-nominated get-up-and-sing "Journey to the Past," the CD is filled with bright numbers, including low-key pop versions of several of the songs.
Using a waltz motif that is heard throughout the film, the song--with sparse lyrics--builds into a sweeping and memorable number.
The songs from the Anastasia soundtrack are wonderful, especially Once Upon a December and Journey to the Past.
www.amazon.com /Anastasia-Music-Motion-Picture-Version/dp/B000002JEJ   (988 words)

 *The Write News* 8-26-97
Anastasia will be featured in storybooks, sound books, coloring and activity books, easy-to-read movie storybooks, and educational workbooks, shipping to stores in the fall.
Anastasia, the first animated feature film from Fox Animation Studios, is based on the story of the lost Russian princess rumored to be the last surviving member of the Romanov family.
Set against the backdrop of 1920s St. Petersburg and Paris, Anastasia is a magical mix of action, adventure, romance, humor and music.
www.writenews.com /1997/082697.htm   (1015 words)

 Anastasia The Singer
By Anastasia Tsioulcas New York Billboard - It is not often today that an opera singer captures pop culture's imagination So the success of soprano Anna Netrebko who is blessed with a lissome...
Anastasia, Anastacia, or Anastatia may refer to: Anna Anderson claimed to be the Grand Duchess Anastasia of Russia.
But as the year passes, Anastasia finds that the items on her lists keep moving around; by the time...
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 Hour.ca - Film - Movie details - Anastasia
It was interestingly done with some singing which led to many offshouts from the film.
Other companies film are always attracting, like Anastasia, but so often dissapointing...
The history behind this film is awesome and it could have been a really great movie.
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 Intelliflix: Rent Anastasia (1997) on DVD
The plot is well put together along with the thrilling and suspenseful scenes of action/adventure.
Anastasia (though she doesn't know who she is) is on a quest to find the truth about her past, and bumps into a few guys conning to get a girl to pretend she's the long lost Anastasia and receive their reward, if the girl fits the part.
Together, they all go on the journey expecting to find what they're looking for, but on the way there, they face many challenging obstacles, growing closer together all the time.
www.intelliflix.com /movie_view.dvd?id=12359   (449 words)

 Anastasia - Fox Home Entertainment
The mystery and romance, comedy and magic of Anastasia is waiting for you to explore.
Join Dimitri in the Catherine Palace Ballroom where he'll introduce you to the friends and foes of Anastasia.
The sights and sounds of Anastasia are waiting for you in the Paris Media Salon.
www.foxhome.com /anastasia/main.html   (417 words)

 Anastasia at Foxstore.com is NOT as advertised
Foxstore.com has their Anastasia DVD labled as "anamorphic", but it is not.
I bought the non-anamorphic version back in the late 90's and have been wanting to update it to anamorphic.
They should have just told me not to bother and keep the DVD since it was their fault to begin with, but no, they spelt out in their reply that they'd refund afterthe item is returned.
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 Digitalius - Home   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Screencaps from Don Bluth/20th Century Fox's 1997 animated film 'Anastasia'.
Screencaps from Dreamworks' 2002 animated film 'Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron'.
Screencaps from the 1986 film adaptation of Stephen King's 'The Body', the wonderful 'Stand By Me'.
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 DVD Reviewer - Anastasia / Fern Gully The Last Rainforest
Anastasia Based on a true story and brought to life with stunning animation and the voices of Meg Ryan, John Cusack, Kelsey Grammer, Hank Azaria, Christopher Lloyd and Angela Lansbury, Anastasia is an epic tale of breathtaking action and intrigue certain to captivate the entire family.
A spellbinding mix of adventure, romance, comedy and music, this acclaimed animated spectacular tells the thrilling story of the lost Russian Princess Anastasia and her incredible quest to find her true identity.
FernGully - The Last Rainforest Magic and adventure await in FernGully, a spectacular rainforest where a bat named Batty, whose radar has gone haywire, joins together with Crysta, Pips and the Beetle Boys to save their marvellous world from the evil Hexxus.
www.dvd.reviewer.co.uk /reviews/details.asp?Index=2482   (313 words)

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