Written January 27, 2015
Seeing David Lean's epic masterpiece restored and on a big screen was a memorable experience. Nothing like it in the last few years.
Stunning visuals and complex, fascinating story. Top cast.
Extras enhanced experience
Written February 28, 2015
It was a real treat to see this wonderful movie on the big screen. I was too young to see it in the theater, so even though it ended quite late, it was worth the time and money. The soundtrack, scenery were magnificent. While I largely liked Peter O'toole's performance in some scenes he was over dramatic. His defects could have been more believably demonstrated without the hyper dramatics. Overall however he did a very good job. The other actors in the film were wonderful and were well suited for their roles.
I wish more classic films were returned to the big screen. They are a lot better than the tripe that is largely served today. Imagine no bad language, no nudity? The story stood on its own without the use of cheap animalistic enticements.
Written March 28, 2015
I last saw Lawrence on the big screen in 1965.
I love the movie and have it on DVD (the remastered box set).
Had it on VHS before that.
But there is no substitute for seeing it (and hearing it - the score is great) on the big screen.
Since its been so long since I've seen the film version on the big screen, I couldn't comment on how the digital version would compare.
But the desert scenes were still grand and made the story, which is a fantastic retelling of an interesting bit of world history. A bit of history which reverberates loudly today.
And the story of an enigmatic Englishman.
Very glad I went.
Its still just as long!!
Written October 09, 2015
This movie is a classic and is a must see for anyone who loves movies..BIG movies!! I'm still thinking about it today, it is a real journey. YOU GOTTA SEE THIS FILM!!
Written November 27, 2015
What can one say about this film that hasn't been written? One of the ten greatest films on anyone's list.
The restoration is stunning, visually and audibly. I was even able to identify the Ondes Martenot (an early electronic synthesizer which Jarre frequently included in his score),
If you have friends who haven't seen this, drag them to a showing, kicking and screaming if necessary, next time this plays on a big screen near you. While it may look great on blu-ray, it was designed for the Big Screen.
Lawrence along with the live screenings of Gance's Napoleon earlier this year were the cinema events of the decade.
Surely Lean and Jarre would be pleased. It is written.