The multiple award-winning Doctor Zhivago (1965) is one of America's finest films of all time. Ian Christie contextualizes the film as an epic Russian love story and a Cold War classic, charts its production and reception, including the contribution of designer John Box, and discusses the unique history of the Bruce Pasternak novel it is based on.
Ian Christie is a film historian, curator, broadcaster, Fellow of the British Academy and Anniversary Professor of Film and Media History at Birkbeck College, University of London, UK. His many publications include books on Russian cinema, Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger, Sergei Eisenstein, Martin Scorsese and Terry Gilliam, as well as The Art of Film: John Box and Production Design (2012).
Acknowledgments.- 1. How Zhivago Happened.- 2. Between Beauty and Goodness: the Making of Zhivago.- 3. Reception and Retrospect.- Notes.- Credits.