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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

Released: Dec. 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.
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The Gunslinger45
And guess what? I most certainly did. Lawrence of Arabia is a film based off the real life British officer TE Lawrence.
Plan B
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.
Noone was ever able to make epics quite like David Lean could.
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