Doctor Zhivago (BFI Film Classics)

Doctor Zhivago (BFI Film Classics)As popular as the 1957 Boris Pasternak novel it is based on, Doctor Zhivago (1965) has meant many things to different audiences. It can be seen as the epitome of modern romantic fiction, a chronicle of disillusion with the Russian Revolution, and above all a monument, heroic or outdated depending on taste, to the heyday of the movie blockbuster. This aspect was proclaimed by the original MGM poster featuring the stars, Julie Christie and Omar Sharif, dwarfing the historical events that surround …