[typography font="Droid Serif" size="22" size_format="px"]Apparently all really IS fair in love and war.[/typography]
I finally saw Doctor Zhivago. After all this time, the epic love story! Only, I thought Zhivago was a putz. When he wasn’t cheating on his wife and children he was standing around with tears in his eyes. Oh, the fragile poet! It was all so English Patient.
Yes, it was a horrible time in Russia, what with WWI, the revolution and ensuing civil war. Unspeakable things occurred, which I guess gives folks license to act accordingly.
The upshot was that Lara, the vapid ‘slut’ and Yuri, the vacillating doctor, really were perfect for each other.
I thought the most interesting characters were those on the sidelines; Yuri’s half brother Yevgraf, Victor the corrupt despoiler and Pasha, who becomes someone else entirely.
It irritated me from beginning to end, which made me wonder about myself… because, doesn’t everyone love this movie?