Doctor Zhivago

Directed By: David Lean Starring: Julie Christie Omar Sharif

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Specifications

Studio Warner
SKU 217665615
UPC 883929120345
UPC 14 00883929120345
Format DVD
Release Date 1/4/2011
Rating Rating
Keywords
Epic
Essential Cinema
History
Love Story
Period Piece
Politics
Recommended
Theatrical Release
War
Editors Note
Note David Lean's DOCTOR ZHIVAGO is an exploration of the Russian Revolution as seen from the point of view of the intellectual, introspective title character (Omar Sharif). As the political landscape changes, and the Czarist regime comes to an end, Dr. Zhivago's relationships reflect the political turmoil raging about him. Though he is married, the vagaries of war lead him to begin a love affair with the beautiful Lara (Julie Christie). But he cannot escape the machinations of a band of selfish and cruel characters: General Strelnikov (Tom Courtenay), a Bolshevik General; Komarovsky (Rod Steiger), Lara's former lover; and Yevgraf (Alec Guinness), Zhivago's sinister half-brother. This epic, sweeping romance, told in flashback, captures the lushness of Moscow before the war and the violent social upheaval that followed. The film is based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel by Boris Pasternak.
Reviews
Total Film "...Breathtaking..." -- 4 out of 5 stars 03/01/2000 p.86
Chicago Sun-Times "...Rod Steiger gives one of the performances of his career..." 04/07/1995 p.31
USA Today "...It influenced fashion and inspired men to grow mustaches....It also launched a best-selling soundtrack album of Maurice Jarre's score and made a superstar of Julie Christie..." 11/09/2001 p.4E
Entertainment Weekly "...Hollywood's last great romantic epic....A Panavision marvel of snow-swept vistas, ice-glazed architecture, and elegantly choreographed legions of extras..." 11/09/2001 p.87,"[T]he cast is aces across the board....Even better: cinematographer Freddie Young's wide-screen shots, which capture the snowy steppes with the same haunting beauty he found in the desert on Lean's previous film..." 05/07/2010
Los Angeles Times "...Unabashedly romantic and beloved by moviegoers around the world. Omar Sharif became an international superstar with his performance..." 11/02/2003 p.C27
Empire 4 stars out of 5 -- "It boasts huge sets and great epic scenes....Lean delivers the heavy breathing through his choreography of extras, extraordinary cinematography and a stirring score." 06/01/2010
Directors
David Lean
Actors
Julie Christie
Omar Sharif
Cast & Crew
Adrienne Corri - Star
Klaus Kinski - Star
Ralph Richardson - Star
Julie Christie - Star
Omar Sharif - Star
Rod Steiger - Star
Geoffrey Keen - Star
Siobhan McKenna - Star
Noel Willman - Star
Tom Courtenay - Star
Alec Guinness - Star
Rita Tushingham - Star
Geraldine Chaplin - Star
Eddie Fowlie - Special Effects
Robert Bolt - Writer
Freddie Young - Cinematographer
John Box - Production Designer
Carlo Ponti - Producer
Terence Marsh - Art Director
Dario Simoni - Set Designer
Norman Savage - Editor
Phyllis Dalton - Costume Designer
Boris Pasternak - Source Writer
Maurice Jarre - Composer
David Lean - Director
Technical Info
Original Release Date 1965
UPC 00883929120345
Number of Discs 1
Running Time 200 minutes
Color Color
Awards
Name Maurice Jarre
Award Category Best Original Score
Award Status Winner
Award Year 1965
Award Giver Academy Awards
Name Freddie Young
Award Category Best Cinematography
Award Status Winner
Award Year 1965
Award Giver Academy Awards
Name Terence Marsh
Award Category Best Art Direction - Set Decoration (Color)
Award Status Winner
Award Year 1965
Award Giver Academy Awards
Name Robert Bolt
Award Category Best Adapted Screenplay
Award Status Winner
Award Year 1965
Award Giver Academy Awards
Features
DVD, Deluxe Edition
Product Attributes
Video Format DVD

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