Doctor Zhivago (1965)

Doctor Zhivago (37:52)

Doctor Zhivago

Da, comrades, it’s David Lean’s Russian picture postcard period piece. One of the biggest box-office hits ever is a dream for your eyeballs (especially when Julie Christie is onscreen), but this butt-numbing flick aspires to be more than just a doomed romance between her & Omar Sharif. Does it succeed? Hitting play will answer that question.


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Doctor Zhivago on Wikipedia

Links to: Rod Steiger and Alec Guinness and Robert Bolt and Boris Pasternak and Freddie Young

1965 Academy Awards on IMDb

British Film Institute’s Top 100 of the 20th Century

The history of the Bolsheviks

AFI’s Top 100 Lists

Box Office Mojo Top 300 Adjusted For Inflation

Links to: The Bridge On The River Kwai and Lawrence Of Arabia

The ice house (ie. the “wax house”)

YouTube links: Zhivago’s broken heart and Lara’s theme

Next week on the T100P: Who’s Afraid Of Virginia Woolf

5 thoughts on “Doctor Zhivago (1965)

      1. I did the same. I was a fan of The John Ritter Show (costarring a bunch of cute chicks and zany neighbours), but didn’t remember that detail.

        The answer to mine: True Romance, where Slater called his suitcase of coke “Doctor Zhivago”.

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