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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Basil: Or else?
Alexis Zorba: ...he never dares cut the rope and be free.
Basil: I don't want any trouble.
Alexis Zorba: Life is trouble. Only death is not. To be alive is to undo your belt and *look* for trouble.
Alexis Zorba: Silly old bitch. She's not alone, she's with Suleiman Pasha having a hell of a time.
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The original Broadway production of "Zorba" opened at the Imperial Theater in New York on November 16, 1968, ran for 305 performances and was nominated for the 1969 Tony Award for the Best Musical. Anthony Quinn and Lila Kedrova who starred together in this movie version appeared in the revival of Zorba in 1982-3 with Lila Kedrova winning the 1984 Tony Award for Best Featured Actress in a Musical. "Zorba" was nominated for the 1969 Tony Award (New York City) for the Best Musical.
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.
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