In loving memory of Pauline Mosen, coming up on Saturday at the Described Movies: Doctor Zhivago, and Pauline's Saturday Sing-along.

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From this Saturday at 12am Eastern, that’s 4pm Saturday in NZ, 2pm in Sydney and 5am in the UK, and repeated every four hours throughout the day, it’s the described movie Doctor Zhivago from 1965, followed by some of my nana’s favourite music.
Doctor Zhivago is a 1965 epic historical romance film directed by David Lean with a screenplay by Robert Bolt, based on the 1957 novel by Boris Pasternak.
The story is set in Russia during World War I and the Russian Civil War.
The film stars Omar Sharif in the title role as Yuri Zhivago, a married physician and poet whose life is altered by the Russian Revolution and subsequent civil war, and Julie Christie as his love interest Lara Antipova.
Geraldine Chaplin, Tom Courtenay, Rod Steiger, Alec Guinness, Ralph Richardson, Siobhán McKenna, and Rita Tushingham play supporting roles.
While immensely popular in the West, Pasternak's book was banned in the Soviet Union for decades.
As the film could not be made there, it was instead filmed mostly in Spain.
It was an international co-production between Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer and Italian producer Carlo Ponti.
Contemporary critics were critical of its length at over three hours and claimed that it trivialized history but acknowledged the intensity of the love story and the film's treatment of human themes.
At the 38th Academy Awards, Doctor Zhivago won five Oscars: Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Original Score, Best Cinematography, Best Art Direction, and Best Costume Design.
It was nominated for five others (including Best Picture and Best Director) but lost four of these five to The Sound of Music.
It also won five awards at the 23rd Golden Globe Awards including Best Motion Picture - Drama and Best Actor - Motion Picture Drama for Sharif.
As of 2022, it is the eighth highest-grossing film of all time in the United States and Canada, adjusted for ticket-price inflation.
It is also one of the top ten highest-grossing films worldwide after adjusting for inflation.
In 1998, it was ranked by the American Film Institute 39th on their 100 Years... 100 Movies list, and by the British Film Institute the following year as the 27th greatest British film of all time.
Directed by: David Lean.
Screenplay by: Robert Bolt.
Based on: Doctor Zhivago 1957 novel by Boris Pasternak.
Produced by: Carlo Ponti.
Starring: Geraldine Chaplin, Julie Christie, Tom Courtenay, Alec Guinness, Siobhán McKenna, Ralph Richardson, Omar Sharif, Rod Steiger, and Rita Tushingham.
Cinematography: Freddie Young.
Edited by: Norman Savage.
Music by: Maurice Jarre.
Production Companies: Carlo Ponti Productions, and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.
Distributed by: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.
Release dates: 22 December 1965 (US), 26 April 1966 (UK), and 10 December 1966 (Italy).
File Length: 200 minutes.
Countries: United Kingdom, Italy, and United States.
Language: English.
Budget: $11 million.
Box office: $111.7 million (US/Canada), and 248.2 million tickets (worldwide).
I hope you will stick around after the movie, to listen to some upbeat happy songs that my Nana loved, as we remember her, as she loved these song, and was a big fan of the movie Doctor Zhivago.
Pauline's Saturday Sing-along will go for 39 minutes, so feel free to dance and sing along.
Any questions, comments, or ideas for future described movies: e-mail me: anthony at mushroomfm dot com (e-mail address written that way to cut down on
Enjoy the movie, and the music.