History Literature / HeartOfADog

19th Jun '16 1:48:33 AM Morgenthaler
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The book was adapted in 1988 by Vladimir Bortko into a highly successful film, which followed the original text very closely. Bortko later went to direct a TV miniseries adaptation of Bulgakov's ''TheMasterAndMargarita''.

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The book was adapted in 1988 by Vladimir Bortko into a highly successful film, which followed the original text very closely. Bortko later went to direct a TV miniseries adaptation of Bulgakov's ''TheMasterAndMargarita''.
''Literature/TheMasterAndMargarita''.
24th Mar '16 10:58:58 AM Unferth
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* BlackShirt - Schwonder and his subordinates. They also qualify as DirtyCommunists.
2nd Mar '15 11:37:46 PM Gess
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** One should note that she wasn't specifically cross-dressing, it's just that revolutionary fashion was extremely uniform and unisex at that time. And when the professor asks her if she's a man or woman, she takes it as an insult, part of his disgraceful reactionist ideas of an "Old world" where men and women were unequal.

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** One should note that she wasn't specifically cross-dressing, it's just that revolutionary fashion was extremely uniform and unisex at that time. And when the professor asks her if she's a man or woman, she takes it as an insult, part of his disgraceful reactionist ideas of an "Old world" where men and women were unequal.unequal (or just, you know, to him being a jerkass).
28th May '14 12:20:26 PM Gess
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* WhileRomeBurns: Despite Preobrazhenskiy's seething diatrabe about "ruin in the heads" the undeniable fact is that he ''does'' live in times of post-war ruin and turmoil, and the attempts to denude a couple rooms out of his obscenely huge appartement are made not out of greed or for profit, but out of pure neccessity. He doesn't care.
2nd May '14 8:28:35 PM Zeego
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* BodyHorror: Sharikov's dog-to-human transformation is described in disturbing detail.
16th Apr '14 2:04:16 PM Abodos
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The Bortko film adaptation provides the above tropes, plus:

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\n* YourCheatingHeart: One of Preobrazhensky's clients is a middle-aged woman whose husband is cheating on her with a younger girl. The client came for one of Preobrazhensky's "rejuvenation" treatments under the assumption that an improved libido would discourage her husband from seeking satisfaction elsewhere.

!!The
Bortko film adaptation provides the above tropes, plus:
16th Apr '14 1:36:54 PM Abodos
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* {{Homage}}: To ''Literature/TheIslandOfDoctorMoreau''.

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* {{Homage}}: To ''Literature/TheIslandOfDoctorMoreau''.''Literature/{{Frankenstein}}'' (scientist creates a new humanoid entity who is embittered toward his creator for not giving him affection) and to ''Literature/TheIslandOfDoctorMoreau'' (scientist [[UpliftedAnimal uplifts at least one animal]], but the creations are still ruled by their animal instincts).
25th Jul '13 10:17:10 AM Gess
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* DrJerk: Preobrazhensky is a good person--but quite arrogant and rather fond of baiting small-fry Soviet officials.

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* DrJerk: Preobrazhensky is a good person--but quite brilliant surgeon, but he's also an arrogant and rather fond of baiting small-fry Soviet officials.self-indulgent hedonist, who holds the surrounding "vulgar" world in utter contempt.
5th Jul '13 2:56:39 AM SilverDragon
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* DisproportionateRetribution: Sharikov's ultimate fate ''may'' look like this. At the end of the book he gets "downgraded" to a dog--effectively murdered. He was a thoroughly nasty piece of work, he lied, sexually harassed women, and sadistically killed cats, but all that doesn't exactly warrant death, right? But that's not the whole story. The deed that leads to his "downgrading" is a letter to the secret police about Preobrazhensky's anti-Soviet views--which, then and there, was tantamount to murder attempt (and misfired only because Preobrazhensky had some grateful patients in high places).

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* DisproportionateRetribution: Sharikov's ultimate fate ''may'' look like this. At the end of the book he gets "downgraded" to a dog--effectively murdered. He was a thoroughly nasty piece of work, he lied, sexually harassed women, and sadistically killed cats, but all that doesn't exactly warrant death, right? But that's not the whole story. The deed that leads to his "downgrading" is a his letter to the secret police about Preobrazhensky's anti-Soviet views--which, then and there, was tantamount to murder attempt (and misfired only because Preobrazhensky had some grateful patients in high places).
21st Apr '13 11:22:17 PM SilverDragon
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* DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything: When Sharikov and his colleagues hunt stray cats, it's deliberately filmed to look very much like a secret police operation.
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