Ragtime (1981) Movie poster and book cover compared.

Ragtime

Milos Forman, 1981

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Ragtime
E.L. Doctorow, 1975

Ragtime is a movie directed by Milos Forman in 1981 and based on the book of the same name by E.L. Doctorow, first published in 1975. The movie features James Cagney, Elizabeth McGovern, Howard E. Rollins Jr., Brad Dourif, Moses Gunn, Kenneth McMillan, and others.

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RATING

7.3

/ 10

Movie Poster: Ragtime (Milos Forman, 1981)

7.7

/ 10

Book Cover: Ragtime (E.L. Doctorow, 1975)

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AUDIOBOOK

Audiobook cover of Ragtime, the 1975 book by E.L. Doctorow.

Ragtime

Read by: E. L. Doctorow

Storyline

In early 1900s New York City, a young black pianist becomes entangled in the affairs of an upper-class white family, navigating through a backdrop of racial tensions, infidelity, violence, and other significant historical events.

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Movie vs Book

Poster of Ragtime, the 1981 movie by Milos Forman

Year

1981

Minutes

155

Movie Rate

7.30

Source: IMDb

Cover of Ragtime, the 1975 book by E.L. Doctorow

Year

1975

Pages

320

Book Rate

7.76

S: Goodreads

Book

Ragtime

Country: USA

First published in: 1975

Length: 320 pages

Genre: Fiction

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Poster of Ragtime, the 1981 movie by Milos Forman

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Cover of Ragtime, the 1975 book by E.L. Doctorow

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