Julie Christie Archives
julie christie


doctor zhivago
(1965)


julie christie

her life and art

  • biography
  • causes

  • dr zhivago worldwide film release repro. posters


    julie christie

    filmography

  • complete

    selected filmography

  • billy liar
  • darling
  • demon seed
  • doctor zhivago
  • don't look now
  • far from the madding crowd

    julie christie

    the man who shot christie

  • complete

    julie christie

    julie christie wares

  • audio cassettes
  • autographs
  • books
  • video/dvd

    julie christie e-mail

  • lenin@netcomuk.co.uk

    main site

  • leninimports.com


  • d o c t o r z h i v a g o ( 1 9 6 5 )


    julie christie doctor zhivago





    j u l i e  c h r i s t i e  d o c t o r  z h i v a g o

    julie christie

  • awards
  • cast
  • quotes

    julie christie doctor zhivago MGM insisted that the Doctor in Doctor Zhivago be spelled out rather than abbreviated to Dr. in all advertising, a tip-off that the studio wanted the film to be considered an intellectual thinking man's epic like Lawrence of Arabia rather than a mere entertainment like The Sound of Music.

    After Lawrence of Arabia went scorchio at the box office and David Lean was heralded as the master of all things sweeping, he turned his attention to this sprawling Russian romance about a poetic doctor caught between the love of two women while his homeland hit the revolutionary blues. It was big, complex historical stuff, and what with all those landscapes and that seething passion, was perfect material for the flamboyant Brit.

    julie christie doctor zhivagoAnd so he launched on another of his epic, exhaustive shoots with regular cohorts Omar Sharif, Alec Guinness, Robert Bolt (screenwriter) and Freddie Young providing his majestic camerawork. But it was to be the casting of the pivotal, young seamstress Lara that transformed Zhivago from splendid period drama into something, for all its overt sentiment and overblown style, spellbinding and unforgettable. Lean discovered, and fell in love with, Julie Christie, and knew straightaway that his audience would too.

    While condensing the vast, pragmatic tome into something far more straightforward (although it still boasts countless strands of story stretching through its three hours) and deliberately romantic, Bolt delivered a mature treatise on the political upheaval (for non-students of the revolution it makes some kind of sense). Today, the film's slow, assured pace makes it seem swollen and old-fashioned, even rambling, but there is no doubting the richness of character - not just Omar Sharif's wistfully poetic doctor and divine but troubled love Lara, but particularly two resonant performances in Rod Steiger's corrupt but brilliant Komarovsky and Tom Courtenay's icy Strelnikov.

    julie christie doctor zhivago Strictly Communist in 1965, the Soviet state was inaccessible to the shoot, so surprisingly but effectively Lean chose Spain as a stand-in, coating sweltering fields in imitation snow and roasting his cast in thick Eastern overcoats. Only location work in Finland (for Zhivago's frozen train journey) was anywhere near the icy world in question.

    There is something inordinately substantial about David Lean's cinemascope period. His films are big, glorious celebrations of what cinema can do: realism be damned, be transported to fabulous, dangerous widescreen worlds. And when Christie's heart-stopping beauty is your epicentre, no amount of bombast can stifle the impression.


    d o c t o r   z h i v a g o   a w a r d s

    julie christie
    julie christie doctor zhivago

  • Best Director (Nominated)
    Academy Awards, 1965 - David Lean

  • Best Supporting Actor (Nominated)
    Academy Awards, 1965 - Tom Courtenay

  • Best Sound (Nominated)
    Academy Awards, 1965

  • Best Color Cinematography
    Academy Awards, 1965 - Freddie Young

  • Best Picture (Nominated)
    Academy Awards, 1965

  • Best Costume Design (Color)
    Academy Awards, 1965

  • Screenplay Based on Material from Another Medium
    Academy Awards, 1965 - Robert Bolt

  • Best Music Score, Substantially Original
    Academy Awards, 1965 - Maurice Jarre

  • Best Art Direction - Set Decoration (Color)
    Academy Awards, 1965 - Terence Marsh

  • Best Editing (Nominated)
    Academy Awards, 1965


    Julie Christie Movies


    Poster
    Doctor Zhivago Posters:
    Repro. worldwide film release posters at affordable prices!


    Julie Christie Movies

    julie christie doctor zhivago

  • movie: awards | cast | quotes

    Julie Christie Movies

    julie christie doctor zhivago buy

  • movie: dvd (german) | dvd (uk) | dvd (us)
                 video (german) | video (uk) | video (us)

    Julie Christie Movies


    Julie Christie Movies

    billy liar | darling | demon seed
    doctor zhivago | don't look now | far from the madding crowd
    Julie Christie Movies


    Julie Christie Links

    biography | causes | e-mail
    filmography | gallery | shop
    Julie Christie


    julie christie

  • top of page
  • julie christie


    Poster
    doctor zhivago posters:
    repro. worldwide film release posters at affordable prices!





    julie christie wares


    buy @ amazon


    billy liar

    billy liar billy liar (1963)
    starring: julie christie, tom courtenay
    director: john schlesinger
    format: black & white
    rated: nr

    doctor zhivago
    buy: video (uk) - video (us)


    billy liar buy: dvd (uk) - dvd (us)


    demon seed


    demon seed demon seed (1977)
    starring: julie christie, fritz weaver
    director: donald cammell
    format: color
    r rated:

    demon seed
    buy: video (us)



    doctor zhivago

    doctor zhivago doctor zhivago (1965)
    starring: julie christie, omar sharif
    director: david lean
    format: color
    r rated:

    doctor zhivago
    buy: video (uk) - video (us)


    doctor zhivago buy: dvd (uk) - dvd (us)


    don't look now

    don't look now don't look now (1974)
    starring: julie christie, donald sutherland
    director: nicholas roeg
    format: color
    r rated:

    don't look now
    buy: video (uk) - video (us)


    don't look now buy: dvd (uk) - dvd (us)


    fahrenheit 451

    fahrenheit 451 fahrenheit 451 (1966)
    starring: julie christie, oskar werner
    director: françois truffaut
    format: color
    rated: unrated

    fahrenheit 451
    buy: video (uk) - video (us)


    don't look now buy: dvd (us)


    hamlet


    hamlet hamlet (1996)
    starring: julie christie, kenneth branagh
    director: kenneth branagh
    format: color
    r rated:

    hamlet
    buy: video (uk) - video (us)




    heaven can wait

    heaven can wait heaven can wait (1978)
    starring: julie christie, warren beatty
    director: warren beatty
    format: color
    r rated:

    heaven can wait
    buy: video (us)


    heaven can wait buy: dvd (uk) - dvd (us)


    mccabe and mrs miller


    mccabe and mrs miller mccabe and mrs miller (1971)
    starring: julie christie, warren beatty
    director: robert altman
    format: color
    r rated:

    mccabe and mrs miller
    buy: video (uk) - video (us)


    mccabe and mrs miller buy: dvd (us)


    shampoo

    shampoo shampoo (1975)
    starring: julie christie, warren beatty
    director: hal ashby
    format: color
    r rated:

    shampoo
    buy: video (us)


    shampoo buy: dvd (uk) - dvd (us)





    © 2011 by the appropriate owners of the included material



    leninimports.com