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YMMV: Doctor Zhivago
  • Anvilicious: The book definitely, the author constantly places little essays about the nature of art of Communism or what have you in the mouths of his characters.
  • Award Snub: Although it did very well at the Oscars, earning 10 nominations and winning 5 of them, Omar Sharif was not nominated for Best Actor (despite the fact that he WON the Golden Globe that year). Julie Christie actually won Best Actress that year, but not for this film (instead, she managed to get it for John Schlesinger's Darling). Tom Courtenay also lost out for Best Supporting Actor
  • Crowning Music Of Awesome: The repeated leitmotif "Lara's Theme" certainly qualifies.
  • Ensemble Darkhorse: Pretty much every review singles out Tom Courtenay (Pasha) and Rod Steiger (Komarovsky) for praise. The former was even the only member of the cast to get nominated for an Oscar.
  • Magnificent Bastard: Komarovsky, throughout the entire film.
  • One-Scene Wonder: The Anarchist being sent to the gulag. He chastises the other passengers, saying they are the slaves. Played by none other than Klaus Kinski (For a Few Dollars More, Aguirre, the Wrath of God, Fitzcarraldo).

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