I was saddened to hear the news today of the passing of Omar Sharif. As with any of these losses, a bit of my past goes, too. Dr. Zhivago was one of those books and movies that stay with you forever. I loved reading the book, by Boris Pasternak, as a teenager. Such an epic tale and passionate story of a man and a country! And I loved even more the movie by David Lean…a stunningly beautiful film. I always felt they were one of the best book/movie/music combinations ever! And, oh my, that beautiful and passionate actor with the most expressive eyes, Omar Sharif! He WAS Dr. Zhivago! In remembrance, I think I’ll watch David Lean’s movie again, and also see if I can find my old, well-worn copy of the book.
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