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Eight Years of Textiles, History, Art, Gardens, and a Little Mental Traveling with Courtney Barnes

2.06.2013

Up Soon: Plants and Pattern in Dr. Zhivago

[Screengrabs from the 2002 version of Dr. Zhivago, aired in the U.S. as part of Masterpiece Theatre. Set decoration by Philippa Hart and Tatiana MacDonald. Cotume design by Annie Symons. Click to enlarge.]


The magical snow scenes in the 1960s version are probably among the most memorable images in film history, but Giacomo Campiotti's adaptation for TV is visually compelling too. While the latter might be described as grittier, it has it's bright spots: Lara's (Keira Knightly's) humble floral-and-plant-filled house and her folk-embroidered clothes. It's all worth discussing. For now, I hope you can make out the soft green and white pattern on her walls.

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