#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – During the Russian Revolution, Yuri Zhivago, is a young doctor who has been raised by his aunt and uncle following his father’s suicide. Yuri falls in love with beautiful Lara Guishar, who has been having an affair with her mother’s lover, Victor Komarovsky, an unscrupulous businessman. Yuri, however, ends up marrying his cousin, Tonya. But when he and Lara meet again years later, the spark of love reignites.
Plot: The life of a Russian physician and poet who, although married to another, falls in love with a political activist’s wife and experiences hardship during World War I and then the October Revolution.
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One of the Best Epic Films Ever Made
I can’t remember the origin of the quote, but I remember it distinctly. A Communist Party official of the Soviet Union, justifying the Bolshevik destruction of Tsarist Russia, told a foreign observer, `If you want to make an omelet, you’ve got to break some eggs.’ The visitor replied, `I see the broken eggs, but Where’s the omelet?’ Dr. Zhivago is set at the time when the Bolsheviks, feverishly ideological, were creating their socialist state. The epochal drama that unfolds is the age-old question about whether the ends justify the means.
As materialists (matter precedes spirit, not vice versa), the Bolsheviks believed that they had found the holy grail of human progress in Marxism-Leninism, and were now able to assume the reins of history in their own hands. They believed that their violence was not only justified, but necessary, oblivious to the fact that they, too, somehow felt the angel of medieval teleology smiling over their shoulders.
In contrast to the Bolsheviks, Zhivago’s ethos, if he had one, was almost identical to Kant’s `categorical imperative,’ which had just one axiom: treat people as ends in themselves, and not as ends to a mean. There couldn’t be a sharper moral contrast.
There’s a fabulous scene midway through the movie that highlights the difference in moral attitude. Dr. Zhivago confronts a communist functionary who has ordered the destruction of a village, a hamlet suspected of aiding the Mensheviks by selling them horses. To the Bolsheviks, if you weren’t 100 percent behind them, you were a `counterrevolutionary,’ sorta like Dubya’s idea that you’re either for us, or against us. And so Strelnikov, the passionate Bolshevik, glibly justifies his actions to Dr. Zhivago as easy as if he were tossing his hair aside, saying that the annihilation of the village, however cruel, is necessary to make a point. Zhivago replies: `Your point; their village.’
I love this film, a timeless epic. If there’s a more beautiful heroine in all of movie-making history than Julie Christie (Lara), I’m not aware of it. And Omar Sharif is stunning as Iuri Zhivago, who heals the body with emetics, scalpels, antiseptic, and gauze, while he heals the soul with his poetry. Although the movie is three hours and 20 minutes long, the cinematography is so efficient, evocative, and densely layered that one hardly notices. This is, in my opinion, one of the best films of all time.
Enthralling but flawed
I finally got round to watching this film. I just never got round to seeing it. I love the lengthy epics Like Lawrence of Arabia and Ben Hur so this was pretty much the only gap in this genre I had left.
So now the gap is filled. I Love long films which you can get lost in and this, although over 3hrs, did not seem long. It seemed to grab me and accost me into the Russian Revolution along with the characters themselves. I think the film looked great and Curtis Steiger’s performance was very accomplished. Omar Sharif (excuse my spelling on the names) was exactly what he needed to be.
my issues with the film start with the complete lack of empathy I found I had for the characters. Terrible and monumental things happened to these people and I was following the events but the characters gave me nothing to make me emotionally invested in them. Yuri’s throwaway family for instance, we see no mourning for his separation from them; he is only distraught that his wife met his lover not that he may never see her or his two kids again. I seemed to feel more for his situation than he did as he settled down with his surrogate family. We spend a lot of time with the good doctor and the ending does seem a little rushed – I needed to know why and how he managed to evade the persecution which forced him into hiding with Lara? After such a long and sprawling film – the ending seemed to attempt to wrap it all up at a jarred pace compared to the film I just saw.
I could have watched another hour, I wanted to know more about what Yuri did and not just have it hinted at by Alec Guiness’ character in the bit “tacked on at the end”.
I also would have liked to hear some of Yuri’s poetry. Overall I am awed but disappointed. I’m sure this film has many followers (in fact I know) but I found the characters vulnerable but never really threatened and how his wife, son and father-in-law; characters who we’ve invested in, exit the film was wholly inadequate.
All in all, I think many love this film because of either hype or they have had a long running affection for it, what I mean to say is, many film lovers probably came to this much earlier than myself and it was much more powerful than if seen with a more objective gaze. Some may love Lean and so do I but from a naught-to-sixty Doctor Zhivago experience I found it enthralling but flawed.
Original Language en
Runtime 3 hr 17 min (197 min), 3 hr 13 min (193 min) (UK), 3 hr 12 min (192 min) (1999 re-release) (UK), 3 hr 20 min (200 min) (1992 re-release) (UK)
Genre Drama, Romance, War
Director David Lean
Writer Boris Pasternak (novel), Robert Bolt (screenplay)
Actors Omar Sharif, Julie Christie, Geraldine Chaplin, Rod Steiger
Country Italy, UK, USA
Awards Won 5 Oscars. Another 16 wins & 13 nominations.
Production Company Metro Goldwyn Mayer
Sound Mix 3 Channel Stereo (Westrex Recording System) (5.0) (L-R)
Aspect Ratio 2.20 : 1 (70 mm prints), 2.35 : 1
Camera Panavision Lenses
Laboratory Metrocolor, Hollywood (CA), USA (color)
Film Length 5,460 m (Sweden, 35 mm), 6,735 m (Sweden, 70 mm)
Negative Format 35 mm (Eastman 50T 5251)
Cinematographic Process Panavision (anamorphic)
Printed Film Format 35 mm, 70 mm (blow-up), D-Cinema (restored version)