Sunday, September 16, 2007

A Thousand Truths

Watching the classic, Doctor Zhivago, I was reminded of the adage; the devil will tell you a thousand truths to get you to believe one lie.

It was hard watching the truths about how horrendous the Bolshevik revolution was for the people living through it. How Communism destroyed the beauty in Russia, destroyed so many people and left the rest in poverty. But as hard as it was watching these truths, the lie was even worse, subverting the family even while exposing the horrors of Communism.

Watching the plot lead the viewers to cheer for the hero get his "girl" even though he was already married. And in the end, the "hero" abandons both his wife and then his lover, each when they are with child. Very disappointing when a supposed classic sneaks up behind the beautiful scenery and stabs you in the back.

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