dostoyevsky Archive

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VM Productions’ film Notes From the New World may be an adaptation of Dostoyevsky’s Notes From the Underground, a story that affects a wide variety of emotions as Russian classics tend to do, usually the tormenting and psychological kind...
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Most people familiar with Dostoyevsky are likely to think of psychological darkness. Or perhaps his remarkable characters, from Roddy Raskolnikov to the Karamazov brothers. They may also be familiar with the numerous film adaptations, from Richard Brooks and Akira...
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Hollywood has had an obsession with, well, Hollywood. While shooting in the Hollywood/L.A area  is an obviously smart business move, you may run into problems where your movies may be seen as something by-Hollywood-for-Hollywood that celebrates the industry. (An...
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For me, Dostoyevsky is the ability to forgive, to accept people as they are. The clarity of the images. The clarity of the idea. The depth of the idea. The internal dynamics. Whether Dostoyevsky is suitable for a film...
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“The door from the next room suddenly opened with a timid, quiet creak, as if thus announcing the entrance of a very insignificant person…” In 1846 a 25-year old Dostoyevsky published his second novel. Titled The Double, the novella...
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Why are you here, in LA? “The City of Angels,” also called “The Capital of World Entertainment,” boasts a unique concentration of technical facilities (studios, labs, equipment rental houses, etc.) and an enormous pool of talent and skilled technicians...
A Portrait of Dostoyevsky
We’ll admit it right off the bat: when we started collecting data for this humongous list of films adapted from Dostoyevsky novels, we never expected it to reach these numbers: we have found a whopping 124 films that were...
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There are a number of characters in literature that exhibit supreme goodness in their behavior and a knightly sense of duty and compassion towards others. We know a true hero is someone who selflessly helps others achieve their goals...
A Shot from David Lynch's Mulholland Drive, part of our neo-noir survey
So what’s this neo-noir thing, you’ll ask? Film noir as we know it today was a label attached to films with common themes and plot devices that were predominantly produced between 1941’s The Maltese Falcon and 1958’s Touch of...
Mikhail Andreevich Dostoevsky
Welcome back loyal BTS readers and newcomers! Have you ever thought about Dostoyevsky’s parents and who they were? I felt curious about this aspect of Dostoyevsky’s life and decided to investigate. What I found was interesting and definitely enriched...