Doctor Zhivago

Part of See It Big!: Great Cinematographers
Sunday, December 29, 2013, 4:30 p.m.

Cinematographer: Freddie Young 
Dir. David Lean. 1965, 197 mins. 35mm. With Omar Sharif, Julie Christie, Geraldine Chaplin, Rod Steiger. Grand-scale moviemaking became Lean’s forte in the sixties, and Doctor Zhivago was among his grandest triumphs. Based on Boris Pasternak’s novel, this tale of a love triangle set against the Bolshevik Revolution is an astonishing feat, as emotionally involving as it is visually spectacular. Highlights include Freddie Young’s Oscar-winning cinematography and Maurice Jarre’s iconic score. 

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