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I find the first 1/3 of this movie boring, but I love the last 2/3. I really dislike all the stuff with the Komarovsky character in the first 1/3 of the film. Once he disappears, the film finally begins to become interesting.

 

I liked the Strelnikov character and his red train. I need a red train like that to take me from place to place. :)

 

The photography is really good in this film, and so is the music. Great acting and editing. A very clever script.

 

 

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I LOVE that red train, too! And how the people on the ground salute it! The Strelnikov portrayal inspired me to watch more by Tom Courtenay (and I've not been disappointed).

 

 

I'm a big fan of "Dr. Zhevago" and have seen it many, many times. (I prefer to watch my DVD though, so I can pause for potty breaks and advance through the intro and intermission music -- albeit beautiful). I want to read the book when I get time someday. (I'd like to learn more about the Klaus Kinski character.)

 

 

I've always found it somewhat amusing that the older man-younger woman scenario was so "shocking" (especially since it was at least part of the time consensual), but the film seemed to gloss over the whole step sister and brother thing.

 

 

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You're not the only one who dislikes it, Misswonderly, although in my case it has nothing to do with the lack of Canadian content. ;-)

 

The movie begins with what is the book's epilogue (actually, the first epilogue; there's a second epilogue of Zhivago's poetry), thus giving the story away more or less.

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> {quote:title=finance wrote:}{quote}Chris Berman actually spent a significant amount of time talking about the Canadian football playoffs yesterday on ESPN.

Ok, now we're talkin' Canadian. It's a well-known fact ( as opposed to a little-known fact) that many Americans enjoy, some of them even prefer, Canadian football.

 

Myself, to be honest, I don't understand either game ( that is, American OR Canadian football.) I think it's the hardest-to-understand team sport there is. I just watch it because others in my household do.

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Under the heading of not being able to watch movies because of the actors in them: since reading that Sharif was/is a misogynistic prat, I've never watched the movie again.

 

And I was soooooo enamoured with the theme - because of it the movie appealed to me much like LIAMST did. So I have no idea if it's any good or not.

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> {quote:title=misswonderly wrote:}{quote}

> . It's a well-known fact ( as opposed to a little-known fact) that many Americans enjoy, some of them even prefer, Canadian football.

>

 

I prefer Canadian football, mostly because I never find it on TV, unlike the US football.

 

As to *Dr. Zilchvago*, Julie Christie acts like she's been swallowing reds. I mean the barbiturate pills, not the Commies... :) She's more wooden than a 2x4.

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> {quote:title=ValentineXavier wrote:}{quote}

> I prefer Canadian football, mostly because I never find it on TV, unlike the US football.

Har, har... Yes, me not a sports fan anymore... Just not into that stuff in me old age... ;)

 

But Grey Cup on Sunday will be the 100th championship game so I guess it's something special...

Teams playing are Toronto Argonauts (Argos) and the Calgary Stampeders (Stamps)...

 

 

You can read about it at the official website here: http://100thgreycupfestival.ca/en/the-game

 

 

Everybody and their great-grandmas performing at the "Half-time" show, among them:

 

 

Justin Bieber, Carly Rae Jepsen, Gordon Lightfoot, Burton Cummings, etc:

http://www.cfl.ca/article/sirius-halftime-show

 

 

There are differences between the American and Canadian versions of the game.

The Canadian field is larger, there are 12 players on field in the Canadian game, the footballs are slightly different, and there are only 3 downs in the Canadian game.

Basically, the Canadian game is meant to be faster...

Read about differences here:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comparison_of_American_and_Canadian_football

 

Another good article comparing games here (CFL VS NFL):

http://www.13thman.com/cflvsnfl.html

 

One more article here: http://sportyfunster.hubpages.com/hub/Top10-NFL-vs-CFL-Differences

 

Edited by: RMeingast on Nov 20, 2012 11:25 PM

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