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

David Lean on IMDb

Omar Sharif on IMDb

Julie Christie on IMDb

Rod Steiger on IMDb

Alec Guinness on IMDb

Robert Bolt on IMDb

Boris Pasternak on Wikipedia

Carlo Ponti on IMDb

Freddie Young on IMDb

1965 Academy Awards on IMDb

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

AFI’s Top 100 lists

Box Office Mojo Top 200 Adjusted For Inflation

Lawrence Of Arabia and The Bridge On The River Kwai on IMDb

Lawrence Of Arabia T100P podcast and Bridge On The River Kwai T100P podcast

The history of the Bolsheviks

The ice house (ie. the “wax house”)

Zhivago’s broken heart ending

Lara’s theme on YouTube

Chimes At Midnight on YouTube

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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