Doctor Zhivago

David Lean (director)
Boris Pasternak (novel)
Robert Bolt (screenwriter)
Omar Sharif, Julie Christie, Geraldine Chaplin, Rod Steiger, Alec Guinness (starring)

N.p. N.p., Circa 1965. Vintage borderless reference photograph of cast and crew members filming on location for the 1965 film. Printed mimeo snipe affixed to the verso, along with the stamp of photographer Federico Grau.

Based on Boris Pasternak's controversial, Nobel Prize-winning 1957 novel, following a married physician whose life is irreversibly changed by the Russian Revolution and resulting Civil War. Nominated for ten Academy Awards, winning five, including Best Screenplay and Best Cinematography.

Pasternak's novel was widely banned in the Soviet Union due to its perceived criticism of the Soviet government, forcing director David Lean to begin filming on location in Spain—chosen in large part as a result of his positive experiences filming "Lawrence of Arabia" there several years prior, as well as the promise of snow. The film was shot over ten months, in Soria and Aragon, and at the Aldeadavila Dam, with a large-scale Moscow set built outside of Madrid, as documented throughout the archive. An unseasonably warm winter in Spain obligated production to head to Finland and Canada in the final months of shooting, in order to obtain a sufficiently wintry backdrop for landscape scenes.

Shot on location throughout Spain, Finland, and Canada.

10 x 8 inches. Very Good plus, lightly worn at the corners.

[Book #159607]