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Lawrence of Arabia


Peter O'Toole, Alec Guinness, Anthony Quinn, Jack Hawkins View All


David Lean (Director), Robert Bolt (Screenplay), Michael Wilson (Screenplay) View All

Release: Dec. 10th, 1962
Runtime: 3 hours, 36 minutes
The story of 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.
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2 Lawrence of Arabia Question
I'm watching Lawrence of Arabia and my disc skipped. It's scratched, and keeps skipping past a scene. At about 1-1/2 hours into the movie, who did he shoot and kill, and why? When the disc star...
0 Lawrence of Arabia Turkish scene
what does the scene where the turkish general touches lawrence has to convey ? we see him being thrown out after quite some time after he slaps the general...did they do anything else to him other tha...

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The Gunslinger45
I have spoken of how seeing films like Ben-Hur, Blade Runner, and 2001: A Space Odyssey propelled films I have already loved higher up on my list of all time favorites, and how when I saw my favorite film Taxi Driver on the big screen it was a sublime and almost otherworldly experience.
THis has always been one of those movies for me that I put off watching for so long just because of it's near 4 hour runtime.
Lawrence learns a lot about himself, but in the end he's not at all satisfied, despite all the seemingly great things he achieves throughout the film and all the different stages of himself he gets to explore.
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