Peter O'Toole, Alec Guinness, Anthony Quinn, Jack Hawkins
David Lean (Director), Robert Bolt (Screenplay), Michael Wilson (Screenplay)
Released: December 10th, 1962
Runtime: 3 hours, 36 minutes
An epic about British officer T.E. Lawrence's mission to aid the Arab tribes in their revolt against the Ottoman Empire during the First World War. Lawrence becomes a flamboyant, messianic figure in the cause of Arab unity but his psychological instability threatens to undermine his achievements.
And guess what? I most certainly did.
Lawrence of Arabia is a film based off the real life British officer TE Lawrence.
Regardless of how one feels about Lawrence's degrading morality throughout, and whether or not the film itself took the right approach to covering such an influential figure, it's easy to forget that Lawrence - at least in the film anyways - was not always understood by both the British or the Arabs. Which makes Lawrence of Arabia much more personal and intimate.