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The Shoes of the Fisherman (1968) was a Drama Film directed by Michael Anderson .

Academy Awards 1968 --- Ceremony Number 41 (source: AMPAS)

AwardRecipientResult
Best Art DirectionArt Direction: George W. Davis, Edward CarfagnoNominated
Best Music - ScoringAlex NorthNominated
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Kiril Lakota: I saw a brilliant mind reaching out to last frontiers of thought, a place where I wouldn't venture.


George Faber: Were you ill treated during your confinement?
Kiril Lakota: Oh, not for a long time now. More recently I have been working in heavy industry.
George Faber: To that extent, then, you did submit yourself to the system.
Kiril Lakota: In so far, Mr. Faber, as any system provides bread, work and dignity I am prepared to cooperate with it. These things are good in themselves whether they exist in Rome or in Siberia. And bread, work, and dignity do exist in Siberia.


Fr. David Telemond: You know even God has not spoken his last word about his own creation.


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Alex North reused the opening fanfare he wrote for 2001: A Space Odyssey but which had been rejected by Stanley Kubrick, as one of the main themes in his score.
Although it is never mentioned or indicated at any point in the film, the story is actually set 20 years in the future.
After the arrival at the airport in Rome and inside the terminal, the speaker announces the arrival of Scandinavian Airlines flight SK681 from Moscow and Copenhagen. SK681 still operates from Copenhagen in 2011, leaving at 11:15 and arriving at 13:50.
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