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For me, it's the adult version
on April 16, 2017
Popular opinion seems to be that the Sharif-Christie version is the standard; but, for me this version is much more complex and interesting. It is more than a love story; but, is also a story of the Russian Revolution. Lara is new Russia: and drawn to capitalism, communism love and hate. The doctor is the hope of the enlightenment and his wife is old Russia ,well-meaning, good, but lost and disappointed.. The people in the background are essentially just hoping to survive. "The revolutionary" is filled with theories ; but , as dumb and as hard as a rock. The nation rejects him and is relieved when he gets on the Party death list. "The capitalist " is untouched throughout the whole revolution. He's too smart for these relatively normal people. At last the Party comes for Russia itself and Lara goes without resistance; but the Party can't kill the all people. Lara's child with Zhivago escapes the secret police.. In the end Russia is too great to be destroyed by insane theories.
Who can ever forget the scene of Zhivago struggling against a bad heart to escape the tavern as he runs after Lara and the boy?
Can anyone forget Lara's arrest as her little son watches? She tells him to run.
I'm struggling with the names; but I would recommend this version to anyone. If it's a lower-cost version; that makes it even better. The revolution was not some sort of romantic fantasy. https://www.amazon.com/review/RRGH4R60273C0/ref=cm_cr_ryp_del_cmt?ie=UTF8&ASIN=B008220C38#wasThisHelpful