Traces the life of surgeon-poet Yury Zhivago before and during the Russian Revolution. Married to an upper-class girl who is devoted to him, yet he finds himself in love with an unfortunate woman who becomes his muse. Zhivago becomes torn between fidelity and passion. Sympathetic with the Bolshevik revolution,… More »
Traces the life of surgeon-poet Yury Zhivago before and during the Russian Revolution. Married to an upper-class girl who is devoted to him, yet he finds himself in love with an unfortunate woman who becomes his muse. Zhivago becomes torn between fidelity and passion. Sympathetic with the Bolshevik revolution, but shaken by the wars and purges, he struggles to retain his individualism as a humanist amid the spirit of collectivism.« Less
Based on the novel by Boris Pasternak
Originally released as a motion picture in 1965
Special features: Disc 1: Commentary by Omar Sharif, Rod Steiger and Sandra Lean; new commemorative two-part 45th-anniversary retrospective "Doctor Zhivago: a celebration." Disc 2: Hour-long "Doctor Zhivago: the making of a Russian epic" documentary; gallery of vintage featurettes, including press interviews and a Geraldine Chaplin screen test; theatrical trailer
[disc 1, pt. 1-2] The movie -- [disc 2] Special features
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Gen. Zhivago: "Tonya! Can you play the balalaika?" David: "Can she play? She's an artist!" Gen. Zhivago: "Who taught you?" David: "Nobody taught her!" Gen. Zhivago: "Ah... then it's a gift."
Lara: "Wouldn't it have been lovely if we'd met before?" Zhivago: "Before we did?" Yes. Lara: "We'd have got married, had a house and children. If we'd had children, Yuri, would you like a boy or girl?" Zhivago: "I think we may go mad if we think about all that." Lara: "I shall always think about it."
Lara (to Zhivago): "Oh Lord, this is an AWFUL time to be alive!"
Pasha: "I used to admire your poetry." Zhivago: "Thank you." Pasha: "I shouldn't admire it now. I should find it absurdly personal. Don't you agree? Feelings, insights, affections... it's suddenly trivial now. You don't agree; you're wrong. The personal life is dead in Russia. History has killed it. I can see why you might hate me." Zhivago: "I hate everything you say, but not enough to kill you for it." Pasha: "The private life is dead - for a man with any manhood." Zhivago: "I saw some of your 'manhood' on the way at a place called Minsk." Pasha: "They were selling horses to the Whites." Zhivago: "It seems you've burnt the wrong village." Pasha: "They always say that, and what does it matter? A village betrays us, a village is burned. The point is made." Zhivago: "Your point - their village."
Zhivago: "What happens to a girl like that, when a man like you is finished with her?" Komarovski: "You interested?" Zhivago: "You shouldn't smoke. You've had a shock." (he pulls the cigar from Viktor's mouth, tosses it into the toilet) Komarovski: "I give her to you, Yuri Andreevich. Wedding present."
Komarovski (to Lara): "There are two kinds of men and only two. And that young man is one kind. He is high-minded. He is pure. He's the kind of man the world pretends to look up to, and in fact despises. He is the kind of man who breeds unhappiness, particularly in women. Do you understand? I think you do. There's another kind. Not high-minded, not pure, but alive. Now… that your tastes at this time should incline towards the juvenile is understandable; but for you to marry that boy would be a disaster. Because there's two kinds of women. There are two kinds of women and you, as we well know, are not the first kind. You, my dear, are a slut."
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