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Doctor Zhivago (1965)

Doctor Zhivago
Running time: 197 min. | Genre: Drama, Romance, Adventure, Historical, Russian Revolution, Epic cinema, Romantic drama
Doctor Zhivago

Synopsis

Based on the Nobel Prize-winning novel by Boris Pasternak, Doctor Zhivago covers the years prior to, during, and after the Russian Revolution, as seen through the eyes of poet/physician Yuri Zhivago (Omar Sharif). In the tradition of Russian novels, a multitude of characters and subplots intertwine within the film's 197 minutes (plus intermission). Zhivago is married to Tonya (Geraldine Chaplin), but carries on an affair with Lara (Julie Christie), who has been raped by ruthless politician Komarovsky (Rod Steiger). Meanwhile, Zhivago's half-brother Yevgraf (Alec Guinness) and the mysterious, revenge-seeking Strelnikoff (Tom Courteney) represent the "good" and "bad" elements of the Bolshevik revolution. Composer Maurice Jarre received one of Doctor Zhivago's five Oscars, with the others going to screenwriter Robert Bolt, cinematographer Freddie Young, art directors John Box and Terry Marsh, set decorator Dario Simoni, and costumer Phyllis Dalton. The best picture Oscar, however, went to The Sound of Music. (Hal Erickson: All Movie Guide)

Nominations & Awards

Academy Awards

Best Music (Score)
WINNER
Best Art Direction - Color
WINNER
Best Costume Design - Color
WINNER
Best Adapted Screenplay
WINNER
Best Cinematography - Color
WINNER
Best Picture
NOMINATED
Best Film Editing
NOMINATED
Best Sound
NOMINATED
Best Director (David Lean)
NOMINATED
Best Supporting Actor (Tom Courtenay)
NOMINATED

Golden Globes Awards

Best Director (David Lean)
WINNER
Best Leading Actor - Drama (Omar Sharif)
WINNER
Best Screenplay
WINNER
Best Music (Score)
WINNER
Best Picture - Drama
WINNER
Best Upcoming Actress (Geraldine Chaplin)
NOMINATED

BAFTA

Best British Actress (Julie Christie)
NOMINATED
Best Picture
NOMINATED
Best British Actor (Ralph Richardson)
NOMINATED

David di Donatello

Best foreign director (David Lean)
WINNER
Best Foreign Actress (Julie Christie)
WINNER
Best Foreign Producer (Carlo Ponti)
WINNER

Cannes Film Festival

Golden Palm - Best Film
NOMINATED

Details

Original title

Doctor Zhivago

Director

David Lean

Producer

MGM presenta una producción Carlo Ponti

Running time

197 min.

Screenwriter

Robert Bolt (Novela: Boris Pasternak)

Music

Maurice Jarre

Cinematography

Freddie Young, Nicolas Roeg

Year

1965

Country

United States United States

Ranking

IMDb
8.0

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