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What was Stanley Kubrick's Vision for 'Doctor Zhivago'?

David Lean's Doctor Zhivago is already an epic, but what if Stanley Kubrick was able to get his hands on it? Many movie fans believe the lost Stanley Kubrick movie they're dying to see was either Napolean or AI: Artificial Intelligence, but what if it was actually Doctor Zhivago? The 1965 classic epic was almost a Kubrick film. In fact, a recently discovered letter from six decades ago addressed from Kubrick to Zhivago author Boris Pasternak reveals that Kubrick wanted the book rights and had a few ideas for the film as well. The letter to Pasternak is dated Jan. 8, 1959, and says, “The last film we made, Paths of Glory, received the best picture of the year award in Belgium, Brazil, and Finland. We would now like to buy the motion picture rights to Doctor Zhivago. We have contacted the law firm in New York who represent the Italian publishers of the book. Negotiations are at a standstill as they are not yet prepared to finalize a deal.” Read More...

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Published By: NoFilmSchool - Wednesday, 25 November

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