Zorba the Greek (1964) was a Adventure - Drama Film directed by Mihalis Kakogiannis and produced by Anthony Quinn and Mihalis Kakogiannis.
The film was based on the novel Life and Adventures of Alexis Zorbas (Zorba the Greek) written by Nikos Kazantzakis published in 1946 (1952 Eng).
Academy Awards 1964 --- Ceremony Number 37 (source: AMPAS)
|Best Actor||Anthony Quinn||Nominated|
|Best Supporting Actress||Lila Kedrova||Won|
|Best Art Direction||Vassilis Fotopoulos||Won|
|Best Cinematography||Walter Lassally||Won|
|Best Director||Michael Cacoyannis||Nominated|
|Best Picture||Michael Cacoyannis, Producer||Nominated|
|Best Writing||Michael Cacoyannis||Nominated|
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Alexis Zorba: The lamb, it will burn!
Alexis Zorba: Damn it boss, I like you too much not to say it. You've got everthing except one thing: madness! A man needs a little madness, or else...
Basil: Or else?
Alexis Zorba: ...he never dares cut the rope and be free.
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The original cut was over 3 hours long.
Such was the interest in an adaptation of Nikos Kazantzakis's hugely popular novel, the film was already in the black before it opened.
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