This movie is an epic drama about Russian doctor, Yuri Zhivago, who personally experiences the dramatic changes and upheavals that WWI and the Bolshevik Revolution bring to his homeland. Throughout the story, idealist Zhivago endures numerous hardships that includes an extra-marital relationship with the captivating Lara.
Boris Pasternak, the author of the novel on which Doctor Zhivago was based, was Russian, a privileged and celebrated writer who lived during a time of enormous social turmoil and political change.
Mary’s review reveals that most of Doctor Zhivago was filmed in Spain in the dead heat of summer. For snow, director David Lean bought an entire marble quarry and had it ground into powder for disbursement as snow. Surrounding trees were sprayed with plastic snow to complete the setting.
A Man for all Seasons is based on the true story of Sir Thomas More, who stood up to King Henry VIII when he rejected the Roman Catholic Church in order to divorce Catherine of Aragon and marry Anne Boleyn.
“TV is going away.” my Dad exclaimed over lunch at Pasta Vino recently. He was proven right. Though, my mother gave me a DVD of A Man for All Seasons, I balked at the inconvenience of opening the DVD, figuring out how to get the DVD machine to operate within our increasingly complicated systems of Netflix, Amazon Streaming, and DirecTV.
My task as director is not just to provide a nice evening’s entertainment. The most important thing is to make people think. — Academy Award Tribute to Andrej Wajda. The horrors of Nazism and tragedies of Communism Our movie this month, Ashes and Diamonds, brings the horrors of Nazism and tragedies of Communism to the screen. The story takes place