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Doctor Zhivago

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Calendargirl Sun 20-Sep-20 17:53:00

Just catching the tail end of this. Hard to believe it’s 55 years old!

Was there ever a more handsome film couple than Omar and Julie C? Maybe Clark Gable and Vivien Leigh?

Any advance?

Ilovecheese Sun 20-Sep-20 17:56:00

Laurence Olivier and Marilyn Monroe?

paddyanne Sun 20-Sep-20 17:58:38

Loved Doctor Zhivago ,I worked part time in a;ocal cinema when it was shown and even after an extended time there 3 weeks of twice a day I still love it .I have always been fascinated with Russian history and with the relationship between Scotland and Russia and this however romantisised (is that a word) was a delight back then and even still now

kittylester Sun 20-Sep-20 17:59:18

Calendargirl

Just catching the tail end of this. Hard to believe it’s 55 years old!

Was there ever a more handsome film couple than Omar and Julie C? Maybe Clark Gable and Vivien Leigh?

Any advance?

I'm with you. In fact forget Julie Christie - though dh wouldn't agree. Xx

GrandmaMoira Sun 20-Sep-20 18:10:33

I love Dr Zhivago. I've recently re-read the book but prefer the film. My second favourite film is Gone with the Wind.
The only other screen couples that come close for me are Bogart with Bacall in the African Queen and Bogart again with Ingrid Bergman in Casablanca.

Calendargirl Sun 20-Sep-20 18:18:02

GrandmaMoira

I love Dr Zhivago. I've recently re-read the book but prefer the film. My second favourite film is Gone with the Wind.
The only other screen couples that come close for me are Bogart with Bacall in the African Queen and Bogart again with Ingrid Bergman in Casablanca.

Wasn’t it Katherine Hepburn in The African Queen?
Are you thinking of the one where Bacall asks Bogie if he knows how to whistle - “Just put your lips together and blow!”
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To Have and Have Not? Or a different one?

Calendargirl Sun 20-Sep-20 18:18:59

Ingrid Bergman was luminously beautiful in Casablanca.

Ilovecheese Sun 20-Sep-20 18:21:03

Yes, Ingrid Bergman was so lovely, but she chose the wrong man, she would have been better off with Rick

tiredoldwoman Sun 20-Sep-20 18:23:23

Elizabeth Taylor and Paul Newman in Cat on a Hot Tin Roof .

MaizieD Sun 20-Sep-20 18:30:30

I thought Geraldine Chaplin (Zhivago's poor wife) was rather lovely, too..

Amazing film. I loved it.

Pantglas2 Sun 20-Sep-20 19:02:22

Dr zhivago for me too - I fell in love with Omar sharif at the age of ten!

If anyone is interested there’s a program on Boris Pasternak on BBC4 at 10pm tomorrow night ‘The Real Dr Zhivago’

TerriBull Sun 20-Sep-20 19:11:37

It's a beautiful film "first saw it early teens, remember queueing for it with my friend and overhearing a conversation from two fairly elderly women in front discussing the actors one said "Omar Sharif that sounds Irish to me" friend and I were doing our best to stifle fits of giggles. A few years later same friend and I went to see David Lean's Ryan's Daughter which we also fell in love with. No sign of O' Mar Sharif in that, in spite of it being very Irish!!

GrandmaMoira Sun 20-Sep-20 19:19:24

Calendar Girl - you are right. I was getting mixed up as Bogart was married to Bacall.

Alegrias Sun 20-Sep-20 19:23:20

paddyanne

Loved Doctor Zhivago ,I worked part time in a;ocal cinema when it was shown and even after an extended time there 3 weeks of twice a day I still love it .I have always been fascinated with Russian history and with the relationship between Scotland and Russia and this however romantisised (is that a word) was a delight back then and even still now

Paddyanne have you read "House on the Dvina"? Its the autobiography of a girl from Dundee who grows up in Archangel in the north of Russia during the Revolution. I always thought it would make a good film, like Dr Zhivago.

FindingNemo15 Sun 20-Sep-20 19:27:31

Loved this film especially the music and scenery.

Septimia Sun 20-Sep-20 19:30:54

I loved Dr Zhivago too, and Omar Sharif. But I think I was just as emotionally involved when I saw Peter O'Toole in 'Lawrence of Arabia'.

paddyanne Sun 20-Sep-20 21:33:00

Thanks Alegrias I'll see if I can get it

Hellogirl1 Sun 20-Sep-20 21:46:56

I queued for ages to see Dr. Zhivago, loved it, and the music is as hauntingly beautiful now as it was then.

cornergran Sun 20-Sep-20 22:45:25

Saw with Mr C, second or third date, we went to London, felt an incredibly grown up 19. smile. Still love the music.

trisher Mon 28-Sep-20 19:36:18

I watched it from the start. Omar Sharif was so gorgeous, but what really struck me on this watching was how much better an actress Gerldine Chaplin was compared with Julie Christie who was gorgeous, but a bit wooden.

Jaffacake2 Mon 28-Sep-20 23:12:48

Just rewatched it and never really thought it through when I was younger. Probably just was enthralled by the romance and Omar ! But why didn't Yuri follow Lara,when there was a chance to leave Russia with her ? Was he planning to try and find Tonya and Sacha or was he rooted in his home country ?
Any thoughts ?

Calendargirl Tue 29-Sep-20 10:20:16

Do you mean when she left with Rod Steiger (Victor somebody or other?) Well, Lara said on the train that she knew Yuri wouldn’t accept help from Victor.

Did Yuri not wonder about Sacha and the new baby Tonya had? And what happened to Katya, Lara’s daughter by Pasha?
Because the baby girl she searched for was the one she had with Yuri.

Tonya and her dad and children ended up in Paris I think.

I read the book years ago, but can’t remember the nitty gritty.

Grandmabatty Tue 29-Sep-20 10:45:39

I love the film and read the book a long time ago. I had heard that the bit on the train where the woman was running alongside and tripped under the wheels actually happened. I'm not sure if it's true or not.

b1zzle Tue 29-Sep-20 10:51:03

Was Katya Pasha's daughter? I've often wondered if it was Viktor...

Calendargirl Tue 29-Sep-20 11:11:12

b1zzle

Was Katya Pasha's daughter? I've often wondered if it was Viktor...

Oh, that never occurred to me, innocent that I am!

Who looked after her when Lara was making cows eyes at Yuri over the operating table, when they worked together for six months, and Pasha was flying round the country on his pretty red train?