Dostoevsky on Film

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

  1. AndrewK

    AndrewK Forum Resident

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    :biglaugh::biglaugh::biglaugh:

    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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