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: Why do the young die? Why does anybody die?
Basil: I don't know.
Alexis Zorba: What's the use of all your damn books if they can't answer that?
Basil: They tell me about the agony of men who can't answer questions like yours.
Alexis Zorba: I spit on this agony!
Alexis Zorba: All right, we go outside where God can see us better.
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Anthony Quinn had a broken foot during filming, and thus couldn't perform the dance on the beach as scripted, which called for much leaping around. Instead, he did a slow shuffle. Director Mihalis Kakogiannis asked Anthony Quinn what the dance was, and Anthony Quinn made up a name and claimed it was traditional.
Pia Lindström filmed scenes for the movie as a "Peasant Girl," but her scenes were cut before release.
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