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Doctor Zhivago by Boris Pasternak
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message 1: by rameau (new)

rameau Ah, the melodrama. Or is that just in the films?


message 2: by Věrka (new) - added it

Věrka I never really watched any of them, so I wouldn't know. I'll keep you updated. What can you expect from this kind of book, anyway? ;)


message 3: by rameau (new)

rameau I think I've seen three versions of the film, or bits and pieces at least, and not one of them has made me want to read the book.


message 4: by Věrka (new) - added it

Věrka I don't believe in film adaptations of Russian literature. I don't think it's really possible to capture the mood and the feel of the writing. Films can retell the story, but that's usually not the most important thing to me.


message 5: by Michelle (new)

Michelle I saw the ITV adaptation, which had a young Keira Keighley in it, and then tried to read the book but found it deathly boring and gave up. Twice.


message 6: by rameau (new)

rameau Keira Knightley's version is actually the one I haven't sat through. Parents got the dvd and I saw bits, but I ran away in the middle.


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