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.