Says Rod Steiger in his role as the powerful and well connected Komarovsky as an excuse for his manipulation of the beautiful Lara played by Julie Christie. Clay we may well be, but grade of material varies hugely and this is transparent throughout this romantic epic set against a politically charged Moscow and across the barren Steppes of Russia.
Omar Sharif plays his signature role as Dr Zhivago, accused of being petit bourgeois and self indulgent because of his predilection for writing romantic poetry at a time when the masses were hungry and war was sweeping Europe.
It is a film that exudes passion and intensity in every moment of its meticulous preparation. A creative masterpiece exploring the life changing love that Dr Zhivago, a romantic poet at heart, feels for Lara despite his love for wife Tonya and set against the backdrop of the Russian revolution. The landscapes are…
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