Written September 14, 2012
A classic. It is so much more compelling on the big screen. I encourage people who haven't seen some of these classic movies to do so. Next month, Lawrence of Arabia and the AFrican Queen.
Written September 07, 2012
A movie classic no one should miss.
Written March 04, 2015
One of David Leans finest works and definately Omar Sharif's. A complex tale of a poets journey through the Russian revolution, from Tzars to Commissars, and the two women he loves and loses. Notable for it's intelligent portrayal of the complexities of human emotion and avoidance of moral cliches. The fundamental drive of the film is the contrast between Zhivago's realm of the soul and the revolutionary belief that the personal life is dead for the good of the cause. Set against this Zhivago moves from the opulence and poverty of Tzarist Moscow to the horror of a wartime hospital on the Eastern front and returns to a shattered post-revolutionary Moscow. Throughout he carries a distance and serenity that belies his surroundings. The strength of his feelings only really bloom on the page as he composes. This is not a feel-good movie, but rather one about love and it's fleeting nature and the imperative to seize the joy that life offers, even though there may be a price to pay. See it.
Written December 28, 2013