Written December 28, 2014
SOME MOVIES ARE MEANT TO BE SEEN ON THE BIG SCREEN, AT LEAST ONCE. LAWRENCE OF ARABIA IS ONE OF THOSE MOVIES. THE DIGITAL ENHANCEMENT WAS TERRIFIC BUT THE REAL THRILL WAS SEEING THE GRANDNESS OF THE LOCATION FILMING ITSELF. TO THINK THAT THIS WAS FILMED ON LOCATION WITH ACTUAL PEOPLE IS MIND BOGGLING. BUT MOST IMPRESSIVE WAS THE FACT THAT PETER O'TOOLE'S ACTING WOULD BE CONSIDER EXTRAORDINARY FOR A SEASONED ACTOR BUT WHEN YOU CONSIDER IT WAS HIS FIRST MAJOR SCREEN ROLE IT IS MIND BLOWING PERFORMANCE. OVERALL, THIS FILM HOLDS UP BEAUTIFULLY AND IS A FILM EVERYONE SHOULD SEE AT LEAST ONCE AND IF POSSIBLE, ON THE BIG SCREEN!
Written January 31, 2015
One of my favorite movies. This classic tells an important story of which many are unaware, and sheds light on our circumstances today. This film is full of fine actors who were able to portray their characters with finesse and subtle innuendo.
Written October 05, 2012
One of (if not THE) greatest movie epics in the history of cinema. Every aspect of this production is stellar. Stunning - repeat - absolutely stunning cinematography creates a permanent, inerasable impression in the mind's eye of the viewer. Story, script, direction, acting, production design, photography, costumes, and editing, all seamlessly combine to create an unparalleled tapestry of film experience. The performances of Peter O'Toole, Omar Sharif, Sir Alec Guiness, Anthony Quinn, Anthony Quayle, and the ENTIRE cast, immortalize the story of T.E. Lawrence and the Arab Revolt against the Ottoman Turkish Empire during World War I. We, the movie-goers, have been doubly blessed by the directorial genius of David Lean, and the financial backing of co-producer Sam Spiegel. This is a movie full of sweeping historical drama, as painted by the human brush of hubris and humility. Like the story itself, the film achieves an immortality. Lawrence of Arabia is a movie for the Ages.
Written November 22, 2014
This movie holds up extremely well, the cinematography, script, acting, it is all superb. The new digital restoration is wonderful, amazing, and a joy to behold.
Written October 22, 2014
I loved "Lawrence of Arabia." Make no mistake, the script is poignant and hilarious, the cinematography is worthy of a spot in the Louvre and the acting is something to be cherished. The movie in many ways is one long love letter to the landscape; with the rest gravitating between an engrossing character study and a deeply trenchant exploration of what made the Middle East what it is. But if you have never seen the movie before, don't watch it in this format. It was my first exposure to "Lawrence" and the exploratory joy of it was in large part robbed from me. The film itself was preceded by a full 30 minutes of picking it apart, going on and on about the film's artistic and cultural impacts in ways that while interesting, are deeply disingenuous to the first-time experience. If I'd already seen the film it would have been fine for the background but for those who haven't, you must watch the film first before going to a screening like this lest you miss out on what is truly unique.