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 Posted: Tue Jan 27th, 2009 02:53 pm
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In all fairness, some movie critics have said the movie had "stock characters." OK, there were the avuncular rabbi, the virginal innocent pretty and virtuous young adolescent, the Jewish intellectual socilalist, the felonious tough guy who leads a mutiny, the rape victim who hides her pregnancy.

These are stock characters, but life is full of stock characters. How do you tell that story of desperate misery and survival in the forbidding forest without such characters? It is a long story that needs some "shorthand" by populating the characters with well-known themes of behavior, valor, failure, betrayal and redemption.

Besides, I am sure that all such people were indeed there in the woods with the Bielski brothers.

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