Dostoevsky on Film

Discussion in 'Visual Arts' started by RayS, Dec 19, 2015.

  1. AndrewK

    AndrewK Forum Resident

    Cleveland, Ohio
    I watched Brothers Karamazov (1958) about a month ago , I think on TCM. It was pretty good, but I have nothing to compare it to, and I never read the novel.
    I notice there is also a Soviet movie adaptation from 1969
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  2. RayS

    RayS A Little Bit Older and a Little Bit Slower Thread Starter

    Out of My Element
    William Shatner cast as the shy, pious brother ... the type of role he'd never see again after Jim Kirk came alone. It's a great novel if you're up for the time investment.
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  3. vince

    vince Stan Ricker's son-in-law

    I LOVE that Duran Duran song!
  4. Siegmund

    Siegmund Vinyl Sceptic

    Britain, Europe
    The 1993 film of The Gambler (with Michael Gambon as FD in the scene-setting intro, where he hires the stenographer who will later become his wife) is pretty good. Louise Rainer makes a late-career appearance as ‘Granny.’

    ,I saw the earlier BBC adaptation of C and P and remember liking it though John Hurt was way too old to play Raskolnikov.
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  5. LeBon Bush

    LeBon Bush Hound of Love


    Dostojewski is an author I really need to dive into. I only read "The Gambler" so far and loved it - then I started "Crime and Punishment" but it depressed me too much. Now, a few years later, I hope to approach his work again.
  6. vince

    vince Stan Ricker's son-in-law

    My parents used to drive me to school in a four-door Dostoevski!

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