Skip to comments.TCM movie alert: "Doctor Zhivago"(1965) 8PM E.S.T.
Posted on 02/17/2013 3:59:37 PM PST by ReformationFan
Another TCM alert: tonight at 8PM it's airing "Doctor Zhivago". Definitely worth seeing as Hollywood film that actually showed how terrible life was in Soviet Russia. The only thing I don't like about it is its hero cheating on his cute wife with Lara. Otherwise, a truly great film with Rod Steiger stealing the show as the opportunistic lawyer Komarovsky.
Zhivago: Peter O'Toole Tonya: Audrey Hepburn Lara: Sophia Loren(Mrs. Carlo Ponti, the producer who originally bought the rights for her to star in it) Komarovsky: Marlon Brando or James Mason Pasha/Streilnikov: Omar Sharif(he originally wanted this role but David Lean cast him as the lead instead).
Greatest movie ever made.
“The personal life is dead”
My faorite scene is when they go through the field of flowers.
Thanks for the reminder. Wonder if a similar (Bolshevik) revolution is to take place in the U.S. during or after Obama’s reign.
> The personal life is dead
“— for a man with any manhood.” - Pasha.
The mother’s funeral scene with the music is haunting.
I remember seeing “Dr. Zhivago” in the post theater at Camp Zama, Japan, in 1966. We were mesmerized. More than 25 years later we watched it again some 15 years later on VHS, and found it to be boring.
Interesting trivia- the score was created by Maurice Jarre, father of French composer Jean Michel Jarre.
OMG! I can’t imagine this wonderful film cropped down to a 4:3 aspect and played from a fuzzy VHS machine.
This film is just glorious in 1080p BluRay.
conflict tonight.....Walking Dead or Dr Zhivago?
I thought it was visually stunning and like everyone else loved the music.
It was basically a very good movie. About the only fault was it was really long.
I had a high school buddy who worked as a theater usher (remember those?) when this movie was released. It played so long in the theater that he and the other usher memorized it word for word.
Excellent film. Some of my Russian ancestors fought in the Russian Revolution, but for the wrong (Red) side. Family history, I’m trying to verify it somehow so I’m not 100% here, says my great-great grandfather was one of the generals who knew Lenin although the story is he told his son to “get out of here” and go to America. Later on, my great-grandfather was drafted to fight World War I in the American Expeditionary Force.
Too depressing to watch. It reminds me of Obama’s plans for the rich and the middle class. What kind of people will be crowding into my home and hanging their laundry in my kitchen next year?
It’s an epic soap opera.
They will probably be people from a Latin American country who entered this country during Obama’s gift of instant citizenship to all except Europeans.