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Incredible film in any decade!

By tamhill7
Written October 05, 2012
I saw this film when it was first released in 1962, and it stirred my imagination as a child. I saw it again when it was 'restored' in 1988, which was also inspiring and moving-- but it was nothing to compare to the beauty, clarity, and amazing visual and auditory impact of this current digital restoration. The introductory informational films were helpful (if a bit lengthy on the technical side), and the greeting by a senior and frail, but still eloquent Omar Sharif was quite touching (they probably could not get the awesome Peter O'Toole to do it, as he has firmly stated that he is now retired from acting!). The discussion by Martin Scorcese -- despite his quirky speech mannerisms -- was interesting for pointing to the subtleties of O'Toole's skillful portrayal of a complex and ambivalent historical character It is a shame that this presentation is not being offered as more than a one-day promotional event. It was worth every minute of the four hours spent in the theater.
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Chance of a LIfetime.

By civitan
Written October 05, 2012
I was just a baby when "Lawrence of Arabia" first came out. But even so, I love old movies. I had never actually seen the movie from start to finish. When it has been on TV in the past. I always seemed to pick it up in the middle, and had to leave before the movie was over. When the email came about this event, I jumped on it, and took dear old Dad with me. He didn't remember a lot of the movie from 50 years ago, but was awed just the same as I was. Had to put up with a few technical difficulties, but it was worth it. In a nutshell, it was AWESOME!!! TV does not do this movie justice. It has to be seen on the big screen to be fully appreciated. The sweeping desert scenes, and the epic battles were beautifully mastered to be realistically portrayed. T. E. Lawrence was an extraordinary man who did extraordinary things, to die so simply. Not to diminish Gregory Peck's performance in the "To Kill A Mockingbird", but Peter O'Toole should have won the Best Actor Oscar that year.
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Lawrence of Arabia

By zogwood
Written October 06, 2012
I really didn't like it. I found it very long and boring. I was extremely uncomfortable sitting all that time and was tempted to get up and walk out of the showing. Besides, it cost me $19 for the parking which I found outrageous. That cost plus the cost of the film $17. made for a very expensive afternoon. Never again!
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Lawrence of Arabia...VERY Epic!

By malestudent40
Written October 05, 2012
This movie: "...Lawrence of Arabia..." was more 'EPIC' than I remember so many years ago! BUT...it was NOT worth the $12.50 ticket price...And, what the " Bloody Hell " is a convenience fee? ! ? "...Semi-Starving college student..."
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It's better then ever!

By jrobins
Written October 05, 2012
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!
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