“Love is an act of endless forgiveness, a tender look which becomes a habit.” ~ Peter Ustinov

From the Original Dr. Zhivago

“The minute I heard my first love story I started looking for you, not knowing how blind that was. Lovers don’t finally meet somewhere. They’re in each other all along.” ~ Jalal ad-Din Rumi

Just a brief note for today . . .

I don’t know where I’ve been or how I missed this, but a British remake of Dr. Zhivago came out as a television serial in 2002 (Directed by Giacomo Campiotti, starring Keira Knightley, Sam Neill, and Hans Matheson). The serial has since been released on DVD. I first saw the original movie when we were in the Philippines. I remember being absolutely taken with the images of snow as my mother and I sat in the theater, one of the only air conditioned venues available, tropical temperatures outside hovering around 100 degrees.

I still remember the pivotal scene in which Yuri hears the sound of the water hissing on the hot iron and is taken back to his days with Lara (at least I think that’s what happened). Years later, I read the Boris Pasternak novel, which I also loved, but not as much as the movie (Omar Sharif and Julie Christie), an unusual occurrence for me. I understand that the ’02 remake differs in several key elements from the original film as well as the book, but I would still love to see the newer version.

More later. Peace.

Music by Ludovico Einaudi from the Dr Zhivago Soundtrack