History Literature / DoctorZhivago

12th Sep '15 11:45:30 PM nombretomado
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''Doctor Zhivago'' is a 1957 novel which got its author (Boris Pasternak) a {{Nobel Prize|In Literature}}. That he was forced to reject by the Soviet government. It is one of the most famous works of Russian Literature, worth mentioning in the same breath as ''Literature/WarAndPeace'', ''Literature/CrimeAndPunishment'' and ''Literature/OneDayInTheLifeOfIvanDenisovich''.

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''Doctor Zhivago'' is a 1957 novel which got its author (Boris Pasternak) a {{Nobel UsefulNotes/{{Nobel Prize|In Literature}}. That he was forced to reject by the Soviet government. It is one of the most famous works of Russian Literature, worth mentioning in the same breath as ''Literature/WarAndPeace'', ''Literature/CrimeAndPunishment'' and ''Literature/OneDayInTheLifeOfIvanDenisovich''.
18th Apr '14 4:10:12 AM LongLiveHumour
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''Doctor Zhivago'' is a 1957 novel which got its author (Boris Pasternak) a {{Nobel Prize|In Literature}}. That he was forced to reject by the Soviet government. It is one of the most famous works of Russian Literature, worth mentioning in the same breath as ''WarAndPeace'', ''Literature/CrimeAndPunishment'' and ''OneDayInTheLifeOfIvanDenisovich''.

A tale of lost love that takes in WorldWarOne, the Russian Revolutions and the Russian Civil War, it has been adapted several times, including in Russia itself.

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''Doctor Zhivago'' is a 1957 novel which got its author (Boris Pasternak) a {{Nobel Prize|In Literature}}. That he was forced to reject by the Soviet government. It is one of the most famous works of Russian Literature, worth mentioning in the same breath as ''WarAndPeace'', ''Literature/WarAndPeace'', ''Literature/CrimeAndPunishment'' and ''OneDayInTheLifeOfIvanDenisovich''.

''Literature/OneDayInTheLifeOfIvanDenisovich''.

A tale of lost love that takes in WorldWarOne, UsefulNotes/WorldWarOne, the Russian Revolutions and the Russian Civil War, it has been adapted several times, including in Russia itself.
18th Mar '14 7:25:28 PM Abodos
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* GenderBender: The sex and name of Yuri and Lara's child changes with each adaptation.

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* GenderBender: The sex and name of Yuri [[spoiler:Yuri and Lara's child child]] changes with each adaptation.
16th Mar '14 2:46:23 PM Abodos
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16th Mar '14 2:44:45 PM Abodos
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* BannedInChina: Pasternak's book was originally banned in the Soviet Union.



* {{Defictionalization}}: Later editions include excerpts of Yuri's poetry.
16th Mar '14 1:24:07 PM Abodos
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* WhiteAndGreyMorality: Most of the characters are treated sympathetically in one way or another, even the ones who come closest to being "villains": Komarovsky has some PetTheDog moments in spite of all his manipulative seediness, and the two main communist characters, Strelnikov and Liberius, are portrayed as {{Well Intentioned Extremist}}s swept up in the fervor of the Revolution rather than malicious murderers.
6th Mar '14 9:15:26 PM PaulA
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It was adapted again into a 2002 TV miniseries, which added an extra hour to the movie's run time, making it roughly four hours total. They decided to use the time to add in more characters, move some people around in terms of plot, make it grittier and add in some longer sex scenes which would not have been cool for a 1965 movie. Starring Creator/KeiraKnightley and Hans Matheson, it also featured Sam Neil as Komarovsky, making him an even bigger MagnificentBastard than any other onscreen adaptation yet.

''Doctor Zhivago'' has also been adapted into a stage musical, premiering in Sydney, Australia in 2011.



It was adapted again into a 2002 two-part Creator/{{PBS}} ''MasterpieceTheatre'' presentation, which added an extra hour to the movie's run time, making it roughly four hours total. They decided to use the time to add in more characters, move some people around in terms of plot, make it grittier and add in some longer sex scenes which would not have been cool for a 1965 movie. Starring KeiraKnightley and Hans Matheson, it also featured Sam Neil as Komarovsky, making him an even bigger MagnificentBastard than any other onscreen adaptation yet.

''Doctor Zhivago'' has also been adapted into a stage musical, premiering in Sydney, Australia in 2011.

For film examples, see the page on [[DrZhivago the David Lean film]].
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21st Feb '14 2:03:57 AM m8e
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The most famous film adaptation is ''Film/DoctorZhivago'' (1965), DavidLean's followup to ''LawrenceOfArabia'' starring [[TallDarkAndHandsome Omar Sharif]] and JulieChristie, best known for its [[EpicMovie epic scope]], and for the world famous [[AwesomeMusic/{{Film}} "Lara's Theme"]]. The film was praised for its visual style that was a calling card for its director DavidLean. It also features Creator/RodSteiger as Komarovsky.

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The most famous film adaptation is ''Film/DoctorZhivago'' (1965), DavidLean's Creator/DavidLean's followup to ''LawrenceOfArabia'' starring [[TallDarkAndHandsome Omar Sharif]] and JulieChristie, best known for its [[EpicMovie epic scope]], and for the world famous [[AwesomeMusic/{{Film}} "Lara's Theme"]]. The film was praised for its visual style that was a calling card for its director DavidLean.Creator/DavidLean. It also features Creator/RodSteiger as Komarovsky.
6th Feb '14 1:20:45 PM m8e
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The most famous film adaptation is ''Film/DoctorZhivago'' (1965), DavidLean's followup to ''LawrenceOfArabia'' starring [[TallDarkAndHandsome Omar Sharif]] and JulieChristie, best known for its [[EpicMovie epic scope]], and for the world famous [[AwesomeMusic/{{Film}} "Lara's Theme"]]. The film was praised for its visual style that was a calling card for its director DavidLean. It also features Rod Steiger as Komarovsky.

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The most famous film adaptation is ''Film/DoctorZhivago'' (1965), DavidLean's followup to ''LawrenceOfArabia'' starring [[TallDarkAndHandsome Omar Sharif]] and JulieChristie, best known for its [[EpicMovie epic scope]], and for the world famous [[AwesomeMusic/{{Film}} "Lara's Theme"]]. The film was praised for its visual style that was a calling card for its director DavidLean. It also features Rod Steiger Creator/RodSteiger as Komarovsky.
31st Jan '14 9:06:11 AM ChaoticNovelist
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Recently it was adapted again into a 2002 two-part Creator/{{PBS}} ''MasterpieceTheatre'' presentation, which added an extra hour to the movie's run time, making it roughly four hours total. They decided to use the time to add in more characters, move some people around in terms of plot, make it grittier and add in some longer sex scenes which would not have been cool for a 1965 movie. Starring KeiraKnightley and Hans Matheson, it also featured Sam Neil as Komarovsky, making him an even bigger MagnificentBastard than any other onscreen adaptation yet.

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Recently it It was adapted again into a 2002 two-part Creator/{{PBS}} ''MasterpieceTheatre'' presentation, which added an extra hour to the movie's run time, making it roughly four hours total. They decided to use the time to add in more characters, move some people around in terms of plot, make it grittier and add in some longer sex scenes which would not have been cool for a 1965 movie. Starring KeiraKnightley and Hans Matheson, it also featured Sam Neil as Komarovsky, making him an even bigger MagnificentBastard than any other onscreen adaptation yet.



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