Written January 29, 2015
Lawrence of Arabia is one of my all-time favorites. Among other things, I've always appreciated the amazing cinematography. Yet, until Oct 4, 2012, I had only been able to enjoy this on the TV screen. What a treat it was to see this fantastic movie in 4K on the big screen! Thank you to the folks who made this 50th anniversary special screening possible. Thank you for the opportunity to treat my Dad--who introduced me to this classic--to a night at the theater for one of our favorite epics!
Written January 27, 2015
Magical, and a must see. The first movie that I was motivated enough to bring along three other friends for a Thursday 1:00 showing. All involved in the making of the movie worked in unbelievable conditions to bring an Epic movie together for all to enjoy that will stick with me for many years. I use the word magic because while viewing the movie as the word is defined; “super natural powers over natural forces, extraordinary powers of influence”, comes to mind. During the intermission we had a chance speak with other movie goers and the majority of the discussion was what a wonder treasure this movie is and there was a lot of appreciation for this movie actually being completed; and it's all ours. The format of the showing (directors cut) was an important part to set up the movie, including Martin Scosese’s part which was pivotal prior to the start of the movie.
Written August 30, 2014
Seeing it on the big screen really shows that they were in...a desert! Either the big picture...or the restoration...or both...makes you almost feel like you're there. Another thing the big screen lends, which you don't get on the DVDs, is the scale of the locations: those rock mountains in the desert were huge! I am so glad I saw my favorite movie on the big screen. It was spectacular.
Written December 18, 2014
David Lean's Lawrence is one of those movies you have to see on screen. Sweeping, poignant and magical at times, it does what movies do best: paints a picture of this figure from history highlighting events that are not as well known. Peter O'toole career defining role at Lawrence shows warts and all, and it is interesting for a movie 50 years old to subtly tackle his sexual preference. It is a movie that should be taken out every few years and rerun in the theater like a beloved copy of a book.
Written October 31, 2014
I'd often thought I would like to see "Lawrence of Arabia" on a big screen and now I finally have, thanks to TCM. The movie was impactfull and I finally understand this story in history. The cinimatography is incredible. The musical score is hauntingly beautiful. I highly reccomend seeing this movie on a big screen. It is an experience in itself!