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Doctor Zhivago by David Lean
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Doctor Zhivago (original 1965; edition 1965)

by David Lean (Director)

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Doctor Zhivago [1965 film] by David Lean (Director) (1965)

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There is also a miniseries version which is pretty good. ( )
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David Lean focused all his talent as an epic-maker on Boris Pasternak's sweeping novel about a doctor-poet in revolutionary Russia. The results may sometimes veer toward soap opera, especially with the screen frequently filled with adoring close-ups of Omar Sharif and Julie Christie, but Lean's gift for cramming the screen with spectacle is not to be denied. The streets of Moscow, the snowy steppes of Russia, the house in the country taken over by ice; these are re-created with Lean's unerring sense of grandness. The movie is so lush and so long that it becomes an irresistible wallow, even when logic suffers--like Gone with the Wind before it and Titanic after. Sharif, who achieved stardom in Lean's previous film, Lawrence of Arabia, mostly looks noble, but the supporting cast is spiky: Rod Steiger as a fat-cat monster, Tom Courtenay as a self-righteous revolutionary, and Klaus Kinski and Alec Guinness in smaller roles. Geraldine Chaplin, in her adult debut, plays the doctor's compliant wife. Robert Bolt's screenplay won one of the film's five OscarsĀ®, with another going to perhaps the most immediately recognizable element of the movie: Maurice Jarre's romantic music, with its hugely popular "Lara's Theme" weaving in and out of a swooning score. --Robert Horton
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Lean, DavidDirectorprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Bolt, RobertScreenwritermain authorall editionsconfirmed
Chaplin, GeraldineActorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Christie, JulieActorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Courtenay, TomActorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Guinness, AlecActorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Jarre, MauriceComposersecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
McKenna, SiobhanActorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Pasternak, BorisOriginal novelsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Ponti, CarloProducersecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Richardson, RalphActorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Sharif, OmarActorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Sharif, Omarsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Sharif, Omarsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Steiger, RodActorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Tushingham, RitaActorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed

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This is a motion picture, not a book. It would be highly appreciated if you were so kind as not to combine this motion picture with Boris Pasternak's novel of the same title, as rectifying such major combination errors takes a good deal of trouble which could easily have been avoided by not committing the error in the first place.
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A poet and surgeon, husband and lover finds his life disrupted by war. It alters the lives of many, including Tonya, the gentle woman he marries and Lara, the woman he cannot forget.

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