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Sweeping adaptation of the Nobel Prize-winning Boris Pasternak novel. An innocent Russian poet-intellectual is caught in the furor and chaos of the Bolshevik Revolution. Essentially a poignant love story filmed as a historical epic. Panoramic film popularized the song "Lara's Theme." Overlong, with often disappointing performances, but gorgeous scenery. Lean was more successful in "Lawrence of Arabia," where there was less need for ensemble acting.

Home Vision Cinema, c/o Image Entertainment, 20525 Nordhoff St., Ste. 200, Chatsworth, CA 91311, URL: http://www.homevision.com

Available on Running time 197 minutes.

Cast and Crew

Genres
Historical Drama, Romantic Drama, Top Grossing Films of 1965, Period Piece: 1910s, World War I, Russia/USSR, Adultery, Cold Spots, Doctors & Nurses, Marriage, Writers, Russian Revolution, Historical Romance
Screenplay
Robert Bolt
Cast
Omar Sharif, Julie Christie, Geraldine Chaplin, Rod Steiger, Alec Guinness, Klaus Kinski, Ralph Richardson, Rita Tushingham, Siobhan McKenna, Tom Courtenay, Bernard Kay, Gerard Tichy, Noel Willman, Geoffrey Keen, Adrienne Corri, Jack MacGowran, Mark Eden, Erik Chitty, Peter Madden, Jose Maria Caffarell, Jeffrey Rockland, Wolf Frees, Lucy Westmore
Cinematography
Frederick A. (Freddie) Young
Director
David Lean
Music
Maurice Jarre
Producer
Carlo Ponti, MGM

Awards

Oscars 1965: Adapt. Screenplay, Art Dir./Set Dec., Color, Color Cinematog., Costume Des. (C), Orig. Score; AFI 1998: Top 100; Golden Globes 1966: Actor--Drama (Sharif), Director (Lean), Film--Drama, Screenplay, Score; Natl. Bd. of Review 1965: Actress (Christie).

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Doctor Zhivago
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Stacey

Doctor Zhivago came out in 1965 and has a total running time of 197 minutes. Omar Sharif, Julie Christie, Rod Steiger and Geraldine Chaplin star in this romantic drama. Docter Zhivago won five Oscars and has other wins as well. This film is shows the life of Zhivago. He has a happy life going and due to World War One his life changed drastically.