Lincoln Theater 4 presents 'Doctor Zhivago'
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The Lincoln Theater 4 announces a
five-day, limited-engagement screening of the 1965 MGM classic
"Doctor Zhivago," winner of five Academy Awards and starring Omar
Sharif and Julie Christie with direction by David Lean. Screening
times will be daily at 2:45 and 6:45 p.m. Friday through Tuesday.
"Warner Brothers completed a painstaking digital remastering in
2009 to mark its 45th anniversary. With our new digital projection
system, you will see and hear this classic in all its original
glory!" said theater owner David Lanterman. Originally rated PG,
this presentation now includes a new Dolby Digital 5.1 Soundtrack.
"Doctor Zhivago" is a 1965 epic drama-romance-war film loosely
based on the famous novel of the same name by Boris Pasternak. It
has remained popular for decades, and as of 2010 was the
eighth-highest grossing film of all time in the United States,
adjusted for inflation.
Pasternak won the Nobel Prize for his novel but refused to accept
The film left an indelible mark on popular culture and fashion
and to this day remains an extremely popular film. Maurice Jarre's
score -- particularly "Lara's Theme" -- became one of the most
famous in cinematic history. Over the years, the film's critical
reputation has gained in stature. Today "Doctor Zhivago" is
considered to be one of Lean's finest works and is highly critically
acclaimed, along with "Lawrence of Arabia," "Brief Encounter," "The
Bridge on the River Kwai" and "A Passage to India."
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Soviet director Sergei Eisenstein's film "Potemkin" provided
inspiration for Lean, who allegedly based the massacre scenes in "Zhivago"
on that revolutionary classic.
As with the novel itself, the film was banned in the Soviet
Union. It was not shown in Russia until 1994.
The Lincoln Theater 4 is located at 215 S. Kickapoo Street, just
off the courthouse square in downtown Lincoln.
[Text from file received from
Lincoln Theater 4]