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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)

AwardRecipientResult
Best ActorAnthony QuinnNominated
Best Supporting ActressLila KedrovaWon
Best Art DirectionVassilis FotopoulosWon
Best CinematographyWalter LassallyWon
Best DirectorMichael CacoyannisNominated
Best PictureMichael Cacoyannis, ProducerNominated
Best WritingMichael CacoyannisNominated
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Zorba the Greek (1964)

By Beatrice on Jun 8, 2018 From Flickers in Time

Zorba the Greek (Alexis Zorba) Directed by Michael Cacoyannis Written by Michael Cacoyannis from a novel by Nikos Kazantzakis 1964/Greece/USA Twentieth Century Fox Repeat viewing/Amazon Instant Anthony Quinn is such an infectious life force that it is easy to forget how sad much of this movie is. Ba... Read full article


Zorba the Greek

By Alyson on Mar 20, 2010 From The Best Picture Project

While waiting for a ship to Crete, uptight Englishman, Basil, meets a strange man, Zorba, and before they know more than each other?s names, Zorba wants to go with Basil to work for him.? Like most people, Basil is hesitant to make a stranger his new business partner.? He tells Zorba that he?s rebui... Read full article


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Quotes from

Madame Hortense: You are cruel! Why you abandon me? The whole village is laughing at me. Where is my white satin? Where is my wedding dress?


Alexis Zorba: You think too much.That is your trouble.Clever people and grocers, they weigh everything.


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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Facts about

Herschel Bernardi was nominated for the 1969 Tony Award (New York City) for Actor in a Musical for "Zorba" in the musical adaptation of this movie.
The original cut was over 3 hours long.
Lila Kedrova learned English specially for the film.
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