Michael Cacoyannis, the Cyprus born-filmmaker and screenwriter who directed the 1964 film classic “Zorba the Greek,” starring Anthony Quinn and Alan Bates has died, he was best known internationally for the Academy Award-winning “Zorba the Greek” — the 1964 adaptation of Nikos Kazantzakis’ novel, he joined up with composer Mikis Theodorakis whose score for the movie remains an enduring Greek anthem. This is one of my all time film favorites, it introduced me not only to Greek culture but to Greek music, here’s a short taste.

6 thoughts on “ZORBA

  1. To all of you who haven’t seen Zorba, get thee to the video store! I’m sure it’s available and it’s well worth watching, a significant film of the 60’s with a great international cast; memorable in ways that seem to elude modern films.

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