20 Most Epic Hollywood Epics

16. 'Dr. Zhivago'

The man behind "Lawrence of Arabia," David Lean, was just what the doctor ordered to bring this sweeping post-revolution story to life. The book was banned in the Soviet Union, so Lean and cast were forced to film elsewhere. The wintry dacha was created by filling a house with frozen beeswax, while the frozen lake was created by placing a cast iron sheet over a dry river bed and covering it with fake snow made of marble dust. - Xfinity Entertainment Programmers

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