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Friday, 23 October 2015

New Dr Zhivago trailer

A confession: I have never seen DR ZHIVAGO at the cinema, or all the way through on television - though I have the DVD for all those extras, including those interviews with Lean and Christie. I have though seen bits of it lots of times from various screenings 
The film has now been restored by the BFI (British Film Institute) and is the centrepiece of their latest big season, on Love. So perhaps its time to finally see it as Lean intended ...

1 comment:

  1. It's a pleasant enough watch, beautifully photographed and with lovely performances from Christie, Courtenay and Stieger but it is also hugely overrated and far from the best of Lean. Worth seeing but far from great. I will be interested to hear your opinion.