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For Screen and Country – Doctor Zhivago (#27)

Written by on December 3, 2018

It’s the debut of “For Screen and Country” – the podcast that delves into the British Film Institute’s list of the Top 100 British Films of All-Time.

In the very first episode, Brendan and Jason tackle the British film about the Russian Revolution – David Lean’s epic romance Doctor Zhivago. They discuss how Lean was hated by basically everyone, they debate about the romance overshadowing the historical importance of the time period, discuss Pasha’s (Tom Courtenay) complete character transformation, gush about Omar Sharif’s incredible eye acting and much, much more.

Plus: Brendan and Jason roll the dice to find out what movie they’ll be covering next week. Tell us all about your thoughts on Doctor Zhivago by getting at us on the various social media platforms. Does it deserve its place in history? Yes? No? Problematic elements? Genuine love? Selected questions/comments will be read in next week’s episode.

BFI Top 100 List