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Ahoy, squirts! Quint here with today’s Behind the Scenes Pic!
Sure, this is a totally staged shot, but damn if it isn’t a wonderful staged shot. Today we have the cast of Doctor Zhivago sitting in the snow, looking over their shoulders at the camera.
Now that snow was most likely fake. My understanding is that when they shot the movie in Spain (doubling for Russia) they had an unusually mild winter and most of the snow in the film had to be faked, which is incredible to me because I swear to God I get physically cold when I watch Zhivago. That movie tricks my body into thinking the damn room is cold, so good job David Lean.
Thanks to Pat Barnett for sending this one along!
If you have a behind the scenes shot you’d like to submit to this column, you can email me at email@example.com.
Tomorrow’s pic is hot. Some will like it.
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Sept. 12, 2012, 2:41 a.m. CST
Sept. 12, 2012, 2:42 a.m. CST
Rodney: This is bit like one of them Agatha Christie films innit. Trigger: Yeah I used to fancy her. Rodney: You used to fancy Agatha Christie? Trigger: Yeah, I had a picture of her on my bedroom wall. Denzil: She was an old lady, old English country gardens, and granny hats. Del: Yeah she looked a bit like Mr. Kipling's bit on the side. Trigger: Well I fancied her. I saw her in that film Doctor Zhivago. Boycie: That's Julie Christie, you berk!
Sept. 12, 2012, 2:45 a.m. CST
I only watch it in summer to cool myself down nice work Quint
Sept. 12, 2012, 4:54 a.m. CST
I used to have this job that started well before the city bus system would start up for the day so I would end up walking 3 miles in the middle of winter. When it got to -40 and my face would start to freeze I'd always think of that part from the movie, and I'd never look in the mirror until I could feel my face again.
Sept. 12, 2012, 5:01 a.m. CST
Yeah, just go put on your ballerina shoes get the rest of the outfit, be who you really are...Dr Zhivago.
Sept. 12, 2012, 5:39 a.m. CST
by Rebel Scumb
I keep meaning to check it out
Sept. 12, 2012, 5:51 a.m. CST
I just have any love for all things "Doctor Zhivago": overlong and hinders on tedium in places. Don't get me wrong, I'm big admirer of Lean (Oliver Twist and Larry Of Arabia are absolute masterpieces) but this meanders too much too much on love and politics. Still, Julie Christie is stunning in it, and It's the perfect antidote for insomnia.
Sept. 12, 2012, 6:12 a.m. CST
by albert comin
Sept. 12, 2012, 6:14 a.m. CST
by albert comin
Whoever he choses, he wins. Lucky fella!
Sept. 12, 2012, 6:15 a.m. CST
but I caught part of it on TV one a few years ago and immediately ran out to buy the DVD and re-watch it again. Fantastic movie.
Sept. 12, 2012, 6:17 a.m. CST
by albert comin
My perfect antidote for insomnia is "Bad Boys 2".
Sept. 12, 2012, 6:41 a.m. CST
...but I was never really horrified until the scene on the bus.
Sept. 12, 2012, 6:42 a.m. CST
The part on the bus when he sees her. Horrifying.
Sept. 12, 2012, 7:06 a.m. CST
The expression on his face is one of mere toleration of the nonsense
Sept. 12, 2012, 7:22 a.m. CST
by No Respectable Gentleman
Critics weer a bit niffy about it on its initial release ... it was the mid-'60s and the tide was turning against kitschy "overblown" historical epics. Didn't stop it cleaning up at the box ofice, but many critics are still wary of embacing it. A shame, because it's hands-down better than any movie released in the past twenty years.
Sept. 12, 2012, 7:29 a.m. CST
Don't know why Zhivago fell for the blonde. His wife was a dime.
Sept. 12, 2012, 9:36 a.m. CST
Sept. 12, 2012, 9:48 a.m. CST
by Red Ned Lynch
...you know, I'm a big fan of Zhivago. Hell, I'm a fan of even the bad epics. I love 55 Days at Peking, okay? But better than any movie released in the last twenty years? Better than say No Country For Old Men? There Will Be Blood? Ah hell, why not? To each his own.
Sept. 12, 2012, 9:59 a.m. CST
by Anthony Torchia
and a boat and a train and lots of well-trimmed pussy, not necessarily in that order, Santa.
Sept. 12, 2012, 10:08 a.m. CST
Sept. 12, 2012, 10:38 a.m. CST
I'm just keedeeng!
Sept. 12, 2012, 11:07 a.m. CST
by Grand Moff Toht
Looks like he's still in character thinking of how to ravish Julie Christie again. And Geraldine Chaplin looks jealous of Julie. British stage veterans Guiness and Ralph Richardson look happy as hell to be making Hollywood money!
Sept. 12, 2012, 11:43 a.m. CST
Sept. 12, 2012, 11:51 a.m. CST
Looks like Roger Federer here.
Sept. 12, 2012, 4:33 p.m. CST
Shoveling shit in the train.
Sept. 12, 2012, 5:51 p.m. CST
the "A Boy Named Charlie Brown" movie poster? Probably just me.
Sept. 12, 2012, 11:05 p.m. CST
The exterior of the dam where Zhivago's illegimate daughter works, I think it is one of the more impressive of Lean's images. (If I remember correctly, it closes the film.) Almost humbling in its immensity, much like the drama that envelopes our charact
Sept. 12, 2012, 11:10 p.m. CST
Sept. 13, 2012, 8:35 a.m. CST
by No Respectable Gentleman
Yeah, I'll stand by that. There have certainly been some good movies in the last 20 years. THERE WILL BE BLOOD is one. SCHINDLER'S LIST. PULP FICTION. Personally I rate ROAD TO PERDITION very highly. But I don't think they match the scope and poetry of ZHIVAGO. Take for instance the last time we see Julie Christie ... the composition of that shot, and the story it tells, are like nothing we've seen recently.
Sept. 13, 2012, 1:53 p.m. CST
Non-Respectable Gentleman, though I am not a fan of much of the melodramatic tone of "Road to Perdition" (the book being much less sympathetic), it was indeed a wonderful swan song for Conrad Hall.
Sept. 13, 2012, 1:56 p.m. CST
It did indeed have a majesty that few modern films can even fathom. (Though, the oil fire in "There Will Be Blood" is an exquistite image of nature's emience over man.)
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