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  Zorba the Greek - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Zorba the Greek is a 1964 movie by Michael Cacoyannis, originally titled Alexis Zorbas, based on the novel by Nikos Kazantzakis.
The movie was shot on location on the Greek island of Crete, including in the Apokoronas and on the Akrotiri.
Alexis Zorbas, ballet by Greek composer Mikis Theodorakis written in 1988, and premiered in Arena di Verona in Verona, Italy
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Zorba_the_Greek   (290 words)

 Musical Cyberspace: Zorba
Zorba’s manner of interrogation into Nikos’ affairs is more an attempt at inflicting his own beliefs than an honest attempt to listen to Nikos’ problems.
Zorba urges Nikos to follow her, but Nikos refuses, saying that things that are meant to happen never need to be rushed (THE BUTTERFLY).
Zorba and Manolakas go down in the mine to try a sample blast but a huge explosion occurs and the mine is declared useless.
www.geocities.com /joecable1997/sz/zorba.html   (1055 words)

 DVD Verdict Review - Zorba The Greek
However, when Zorba the Greek arrived on the scene on December 17, 1964, few would anticipate the immense critical and commercial success that would be lavished on the film.
Zorba's brash demeanor and lust for life are in stark contrast to the reserved, shy Basil, but he manages to talk his way into a job at the mine.
Zorba the Greek was adapted from a novel by Greek author Nikos Kazantzakis.
www.dvdverdict.com /reviews/zorbagreek.php   (1812 words)

 Zorba the Greek (1964)
In short, there are those who LOVE Zorba the Greek and Harold and Maude (this critic) and there are those who sit with their curmudgeon arms crossed and PRETEND to not love Zorba the Greek and Harold and Maude.
It's a tribal moment that separates the Greek Zorba (who, like his boss Basil, is not steeped in tradition—it's one thing they DO have in common) from the ugly masses.
Zorba's rather good plan for moving lumber into the old mine backfires with such destruction, the film appears to be hinging on tragedy.
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 Home Theater & Sound -- Zorba the Greek - ****   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Zorba the Greek, based on the novel by Nikos Kazantzakis, tells the story of Basil, a young Englishman, and his Greek employee, Zorba.
The soundtrack is full of traditional Greek instruments that, admittedly, can sound shrill, but the problem seemed to be in the recording, not the instruments.
But all in all, Zorba the Greek's Academy Award for cinematography is well deserved as it succeeds in making the island of Crete one of the main characters of the film.
www.hometheatersound.com /dvd/zorba_the_greek.htm   (586 words)

 DVD Savant Review: Zorba the Greek
Zorba the Greek was a smash hit in 1964, cleaning up in the market left behind by the beloved Never on Sunday four years earlier.
Basil is incapable of coming to the widow's aid, and although Zorba initially intercedes, he too abandons her to a horrible fate.
Zorba comforts the dying lady (in the film's best scene) and Basil asks whether she'll be buried properly, which is more concern than he had for Pappas' unlucky widow.
www.dvdtalk.com /dvdsavant/s1285zorb.html   (960 words)

 The Harvard Crimson :: News :: Zorba the Greek
Zorba the Greek will probably please most of the people who go to see it, and that is where the pity lies.
It begins when Zorba approaches a young English writer, (Allan Bates) who is on his way to Crete to look after a mine left him by his father.
Zorba pleads with the lad to hire him as an assistant, and Bates unfortunately does.
www.thecrimson.com /article.aspx?ref=244539   (530 words)

 .:ZORBA THE GREEK:.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Zorba has those qualities that, in the best way, recommend it to the European public and, of course, to the Mediterranean-ballet lovers.
Enchanted by Zorba who feels pity for her, Madame Hortense starts to believe that she has finally found a man of her dreams, and gives her soul and body to him.
Zorba encourages Nick to court to the widow together with Madame Hortense who understands Marina’s position and induces her to meet him.
www.snp.org.yu /english/ballet/performances/zorba_the_greek.htm   (950 words)

 Zorba The Greek: Fox Studio Classics (1964)
Zorba courts too many women, endures perils in the mine that scare off the other workers, and defies a group of men seeking vengeance on a young widow who has rejected their advances.
At first I thought Zorba would be one of those flicks in which the uptight white dude learns to loosen up and live life to its fullest.
Zorba the Greek appears in an aspect ratio of approximately 1.85:1 on this double-sided DVD-14; the image has been enhanced for 16X9 televisions.
www.dvdmg.com /zorbathegreek.shtml   (1776 words)

 Worldandnation: Zorba the Greek' star Anthony Quinn dies
Quinn is most associated with, however, came in 1964 as Alexis Zorba, the Greek peasant in Zorba the Greek.
It was as the Broadway Zorba that he finally came to grips with his son's death more than 40 years before.
Zorba also lost a son, and refers to him twice in the course of the show.
www.sptimes.com /News/060401/Worldandnation/Zorba_the_Greek__star.shtml   (1155 words)

 Barnes & Noble.com - Zorba the Greek -- Michael Cacoyannis - VHS
He is "adopted" by the flamboyant Zorba, who determines to educate Bates in the ways of the world-or, to be more precise, Zorba's world.
Other disasters follow, but Zorba is able to convince Bates that failure is an inescapable part of life, and that only by constantly tasting defeat can one truly enjoy life's victories.
Zorba lives each day as though he is to be taken out and shot the next.
video.barnesandnoble.com /search/product.asp?ean=86162110634&cds2Pid=3083&linkid=148453   (516 words)

 Zorba the Greek
                The universe for Zorba, as for the first men on earth, was a weighty, intense vision; the stars glided over him, the sea broke against his temples.
  Zorba, however, has the luxury of being uneducated and thus “uncontaminated” by the artificial certainties of “knowledge”—simplifications of “truth” that assume it is expressible in a language and that it is understandable to all.
  Zorba embodies and embraces all of earth unconditionally, lovingly, curiously; one gets the impression that he was truly borne of this earth, would know all of the earth’s secrets and would easily be able to root himself anywhere.
www.stanford.edu /class/speclang199q/student/ZorbatheGreek1.html   (990 words)

 Home Theater Forum - HTF REVIEW: Zorba The Greek   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Zorba claimed to be a mining expert, yet seemed to be a man of all trades on the fact he’s got hands, feet, and a mind, and thus is fully capable of doing anything.
On a boat to Crete, Zorba meets Basil, an English writer who is traveling to Crete because he wants to utilize the land left to him by his father.
The moment Zorba and Basil drive into the village everyone wants to be their friend and house them.
www.hometheaterforum.com /htforum/printthread.php?threadid=207336   (2029 words)

 Amazon.ca: Zorba The Greek: DVD   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
If you think Zorba the Greek is a simple-minded homage to a man with a zest for life, then you haven't seen the movie.
Zorba is one of the great lovable rogues of cinema history, maybe even the most memorable.
Zorba and Basil go through so much together, running the full gamut of human emotions, that by the perfectly realized ending (the best I can recall in recent or distant memory, outside of Fellini's La Strada maybe [another Quinn movie, incidentally]), this viewer was breaking down in sheer joy/release/catharsis.
www.amazon.ca /exec/obidos/ASIN/B0001XALGY   (1083 words)

 Amazon.com: Zorba the Greek (1964) : Video   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Zorba attaches himself to Basil, ostensibly as a cook but clearly as a guide to the joys and tragedies of life.
"Zorba the Greek" is written and directed by Michael Cacoyannis, based on the novel by Nikos Kazantzakis.
In another scene, a foreign woman, who had been Zorba's lover for many years, lies on her deathbed in her bedroom as dozens of shrieking old peasant women ransack her house and nastily taunt the dying wretch.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/6302753198?v=glance   (2245 words)

 Amazon.co.uk: Zorba The Greek [1964]: DVD   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
While Zorba pursues a relationship with Madame Hortense, an aging French courtesan, the inhibited Basil summons up the courage to court a young widow.
Zorba is temperamental, and acts before thinking, enjoying life at it fullest with no regard for the consequences.
Their interaction is something to be enjoyed as we watch “Zorba the Greek” (1964) once and again.
www.amazon.co.uk /exec/obidos/ASIN/B0007D5G5E   (590 words)

 New York's Premier Alternative Newspaper. Arts, Music, Food, Movies and Opinion
Hiring the itinerant Zorba to work the mineshaft on his property, Bates receives invaluable guidance about his cultural heritage and his own timid nature.
He makes Zorba a man of the soil and the loins but never exaggerates the accent or gestures.
By daring to be deeply, classically tragic, Zorba the Greek justifies its title character's insistence on the richness of life.
www.nypress.com /17/37/dvds/ArmondWhite.cfm   (399 words)

 Alexis Zorbas (1964)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
His joyless existence is disturbed when he meets Zorba...
Alexis Zorba: Damn it boss, I like you too much not to say it.
When I first saw Zorba the Greek 4 years ago, I inwardly thanked my philosophy teacher for having us watch this masterpiece.
www.imdb.com /title/tt0057831   (378 words)

 Untitled Document   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Imagine "Zorba the Greek" crossed with "The Nutty Professor" and you'll have a pretty accurate picture of Nick Epiotis '65.
Like Katzanzakis' exuberant Zorba, Epiotis has an uncommon zest for life, even in the midst of adversity.
He says with fondness that "Ripon taught me the 'sensuality of understanding,' which is the hallmark of my lectures now at every level." Epiotis infuses his own classes with this same passion and pleasure for learning that he has had since he was an undergraduate in the Midwest.
www.ripon.edu /news/magazine/Winter2000/zobra.html   (943 words)

 Greek dancers break world record. 18/07/2004. ABC News Online
Greek dancers in Victoria have broken a world record.
It was the brainchild of Ari Blatis, who says he has had many requests to teach his Australian friends the Zorba the Greek dance.
Mr Blatis said it was a great time to be a Greek in Australia with Euro 2004 and the upcoming Olympic Games in Athens.
www.abc.net.au /news/newsitems/200407/s1156506.htm   (207 words)

 Zorba the Greek
The movie was shot on location on the Greek island of Crete.
The famous scene in which Anthony Quinn dances the Sirtaki with Alan Bates was shot on the beach of the town of Ierapetra.
The Guns of Navarone, a film where Anthony Quinn does a similar role as a Greek.
www.mlahanas.de /Greeks/NewArts/ZorbaTheGreek.html?bfmid=2181&sourceid=41452127&bfpid=0024543115687&bfmtype=dvd   (294 words)

 Zorba the Greek
On the paper today, there's an article on the DVD release of a classic movie, "Zorba the Greek".
It stars Anthony Quinn as a Greek con-artist who teaches an uptight British guy(Alan Bates) '"to stop sweating the small stuff and start embracing life unconditionally".
The article about "Zorba the Greek" goes on to say that "you'll reasses your priorities when, in the face of adversity, Quinn and Bates link arms and dance to life".
journals.aol.com /lqlopez/TheSongoftheFlower/entries/659   (165 words)

 CRETE: Zorba the Greek
I have just watched the film Zorba and I thought it was fantastic, Mme Hortense was brilliant.
RE:Zorba the Greek - by Marion & Ted on Sun Oct 24 11:22:42 2004
RE:Zorba the Greek - by karen on Sun Oct 24 01:47:25 2004
www.interkriti.org /cgi-bin/com/f2.cgi?01/1496   (121 words)

 Zorba The Greek: Spring Forward
The life and times of George Perantatos, a Southern Greek Seattleite.
I'm Greek - I grew up in the southeastern US.
This is a paragraph of text that could go in the sidebar.
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 BREITBART.COM - UNESCO honors 'Zorba the Greek' composer
UNESCO awarded its International Music Prize 2005 to 'Zorba the Greek' composer Mikis Theodorakis for his contributions to understanding between cultures and the advancement of peace.
The 80-year-old known to most Greeks simply as "Mikis" accepted the award in the western city of Aachen saying he "could never have been anything else but a musician".
He was chosen among 40 nominees for the prize, initiated in 1975.
www.breitbart.com /news/2005/11/04/051104190858.q6qvubgo.html   (322 words)

 Amazon.com: Zorba the Greek: DVD: Anthony Quinn,Alan Bates,Irene Papas,Lila Kedrova,Sotiris Moustakas,Anna ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
His joyless existence is disturbed when he meets Zorba, a middle aged Greek with a real lust for life.
On the Greek isle of Crete, Basil (Alan Bates), a shy inhibited writer from England is befriended by Zorba (Anthony Quinn) a boisterous peasant with an astonishing love for life.
When Zorba agrees to work at Basil's abandoned mine, it is the beginning of a lesson for the young man as he gradually moves from an observer of the world to a participant.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/B0001XALGY?v=glance   (2828 words)

 Zorba the Greek   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
When Hortense comes down with pneumonia, the impoverished locals descend upon her like vultures, as she lies dying in Zorba's arms.
Zorba plan to reopen it and use their earnings to help alleviate some of the area's poverty.
After catastrophy Alexis and Basil are dancing on the beach famous "syrtaki" composed by Mikis Theodorakis.
grecja.home.pl /eng/ezorba.htm   (112 words)

 Zorba the Greek
I love the soundtrack, I love Zorba the Greek and Theodorakis music, but this CD is completely mono.
It is exactly the same as the original, with dialogues of Anthony Quinn (ZORBA) and Alan Bates.
Would recommend this CD to anyone who is a fan of Zorba the Greek.
www.jalvo.us /Zorba-the-Greek-22785816989281134637.asp   (300 words)

 eBay - DVD: Zorba the Greek (UPC: 024543115687)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
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Zorba the Greek (1964, WS) - Anthony Quinn - New DVD
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 Hrih DVD, Zorba the Greek   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
The Zorba film succeeded as most of the roles were played by well-known Greek movie actors of the early 1960s.
Anthony Quinn is one of the very few foreign actors who could successfully imitate a Greek character.
Anyone who was enthralled with the film should try and get hold of the book (available in French and English) or if able to read Greek the original version as inevitably some things get lost in translation.
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