Doctor Zhivago (1965)

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Film Credits

Production Credits

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Carlo Ponti
Arvid L. Griffen
Carolo Ponti
David Lean
Roy Stevens and Pedro Vidal
Robert Bolt
Boris Pasternak
Freddie Young
John Box
Terence Marsh
Dario Simoni
Eddie Fowlie
Phyllis Dalton
Norman Savage
Maurice Jarre
193 minutes--17,396 ft.
22 December, 1965 (US)
April, 1966 (Great Britain)

Cast Credits

Yuri Zhivago:
Alexander Gromeko:
General Yevgrav Zhivago:
Tonya Gromeko Zhivago:

Yuri Zhivago:
Alexander Gromeko:
General Yevgrav Zhivago:
Tonya Gromeko Zhivago:

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Academy Awards
Best Screenplay
Best Color Art Direction
Best Color Photography
Best Color Costume Design
Best Music
Best Picture (nomination)
Best Director (nomination)
Best Film Editing (nomination)
Best Sound (nomination)
Best Supporting Actor-Courtney (nom.)

British Film Academy Awards
Best British Actor, Richardson (nom.)
Best British Actress, Christie (nom.)
Best Film from any Source

Golden Globes
Best Production-Drama
Best Director
Best Supporting Actor (Sharif)
Best Cinematography-Color

Cannes Film Festival
Golden Palm (nominated)


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Doctor Zhivago: 45th Anniversary Edition
Blu-ray, DVD, CD

Special Features
BD Disc 1:
• Commentary by Omar Sharif, Rod Steiger, and Sandra Lean
•  New commemorative two-part 45th Anniversary Retrospective Doctor Zhivago: A Celebration.

DVD Disc 2:
•. Hour-long Documentary Doctor Zhivago: The Making of a Russian Epic
•  Gallery of Vintage Featurettes including Press Interviews and a Geraldine Chaplin screen test
•. Theatrical Trailer

• 8-track version of the Grammy-winning soundtrack album showcasing Maurice Jarre’s timeless score

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Lawrence of Arabia (50th Anniversary Collector’s Edition)

Special Features
•  3 Blu-ray discs (3rd disc exclusive to the gift set) featuring:
Fully-restored version of the film
•. New Blu-ray exclusive special features including Picture-in-Graphic and interviews with Peter O'Toole and Martin Scorsese.
•. Soundtrack CD, including two previously unreleased tracks
Hard-bound coffee table book including full-color photos, history of the film's significance, insight into the making of the film, and editorial pieces by Martin Scorsese and Steven Spielberg
•. Numbered, mounted 70mm film cell
•. Limited edition collector's package including Lawrence of Arabia image presented in a deluxe 50th Anniversary slipcase and o-ring.

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The Epic Films of David Lean by Constatine Santas
Hardcover and Kindle Editions

In this study, Constantine Santas seeks to restore Lean's epics to the elevated esteem they once held. In his analyses, Santas provides background material on the production of each epic; insights into structure, characters, techniques, and themes; and a look into the relationship between the films and their literary sources. 

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Doctor Zhivago (BFI Film Classics) by Ian Christie

Ian Christie contextualizes the film as an epic Russian love story and a Cold War classic, charts its production and reception, including the contribution of designer John Box, and discusses the unique history of the Bruce Pasternak novel it is based on.

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Original 1965 Trailer
YouTube Video

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Behind the Scenes of Doctor Zhivago
YouTube Video

10-minute 1965 behind-the-scenes footage of Doctor Zhivago and interviews with director David Lean, Omar Sharif and Julie Christie

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Original 1965 Behind-The-Scenes Featurette
Youtube Video

A 7-minute behind-the-scenes short describes the making of David Lean's Doctor Zhivago (1965) and the background of the book by Boris Pasternak.

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David Lean directs Noël Coward
Blu-Ray Box Set

A boxed collection of the David Lean and Noël Coward's collaboration in high-definition digital transfers from the BFI National Archive’s 2008 restorations. Additional features included uncompressed monaural soundtracks and audio commentary.

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Doctor Zhivago Screenplay by Robert Bolt
Downloadable PDF

Shooting script from 1964 with script revisions dated 1965.

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Lawrence of Arabia Screenplay
Downloadable PDF

Download and read Robert Bolt's screenplay for Lawrence of Arabia