DOCTOR ZHIVAGO was director David Lean's follow-up film to his epic LAWRENCE OF ARABIA. Against the backdrop of the Russian Revolution, Lean places ordinary people, people for whom revolution means hardship, separation, suffering, and confusion. Lean concentrates on the love affair between stars Omar Sharif and Julie Christie. Also featured are Rod Steiger, Geraldine Chaplin, Ralph Richardson, Alec Guinness, and Tom Courtenay. It's a mammoth production full of color, drama, and action. Maurice Jarre's film score is also top notch. Adjusted for inflation this movie made the kind of money a Marvel film makes today.
Epic love story set against the Russian Revolution.