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Sign in with Facebook Other Sign in options. The stars of Aquaman formed a special bond off-screen that let them push the limits of their rivalry grel they were in costume. Search for ” Zorba the Greek ” on Amazon.

An aimless English writer finds he has a small inheritance on a Greek island. His joyless existence is disturbed when he meets Zorba, a middle aged Zorha with a real lust for life.

As he discovers the earthy pleasures of Greece, the Englishman finds grsk view on life changing. Nikos Kazantzakis’ novels lend themselves to cinematic treatment.

Watching this film for a second time puts into perspective a lot of things that escape many a viewer the zroba time around. Michael Cacoyannis changed the order of events in the book, as well as Nikos, who he transforms into Basil, the Englishman.

The changes are not without merit since all the elements contribute to blend well together in the finished product. The director was fortunate to find such collaborators as Mikis Theodorakis, the genial composer of the music score and Walter Lassally, who photographed the barren area where most of the action takes place.

Viewing the film on cable recently, shows Lassally’s crisp black and white photography in mint condition. The film is totally dominated by Zorba, ozrba is a figure larger than life, as he takes Basil under his zoorba from the start. Anthony Quinn was a perfect choice for playing the title character. Quinn had worked with other brilliant directors, Federico Fellini, being one of them. It’s almost impossible to think of Zobra.


Quinn as being an American because the magnificent transformation he undergoes here to portray Zorba. Alan Bates, who is seen as Basil, the Englishman of Greek descent, who is going to Crete to see the family’s land and mine. By underplaying Basil, Mr.

Bates set the right tone, in sharp contrast with Anthony Quinn’s exuberance. Alan Bates, in the end, made perfect sense with the way he played Basil.

Lila Kedrova is another surprise in the film. She is the tragic Madame Hortense, who has lived in the island for quite a while. It’s ironic that love always eluded her until she finds in Zorba a reason for keep on living.

Irene Papas is equally intense as the widow who is haunted by all the men in town. She has little to say, but just a look from her smolders the screen, be it, for the lust she felt for Basil, or the hatred for the town male population.

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Michael Cacoyannis uses these men, as a sort of Greek Chorus, so important in Greek tragedies. The same zotba be zorbba of the older women of the town who resent the arrivals of strangers. The Greek cast one sees is quite effective in the context of the movie. Enjoy a night in with these popular movies available to stream now with Prime Video.

Start your free trial. Find showtimes, watch trailers, browse photos, track your Watchlist and rate your favorite grel and TV shows on your phone or tablet! Keep track of everything you watch; tell your friends. Full Cast and Crew. An uptight English writer travelling to Crete, on a matter of business, finds his life changed forever when he meets the gregarious Alexis Zorba.


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Zorba – The Greek (Grek Zorba)

Brek must be a registered user to use the IMDb rating plugin. Edit Cast Complete credited cast: Alexis Zorba Alan Bates Madame Hortense Giorgos Foundas Mavrandoni as George Foundas Sotiris Moustakas Pavlo as George Voyadjis Takis Emmanuel Edit Storyline An aimless English writer finds he has a small inheritance on a Greek island.

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Trivia The collapse of the cable railway had to shot twice because the first attempt happened too fast for the cameras. Goofs At the beginning Basil picks up three books and puts them under his right arm. He walks around a small group of people, and in the next shot they are under his left zirba. Damn it boss, I like you too much not to say it. You’ve got everthing except one thing: A man needs a little madness, or else Connections Referenced in Seinfeld: Add the first question.

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