Written October 05, 2012
I've seen this movie about 20 times, but was amazed to see it in the theater for the first time. The technology is fantastic, with a clarity of image that was really astounding. But more than that, the story had more relevance than ever due to the current political conditions in the Middle East. Really a tremendous experience.
Written October 30, 2014
They don't make movies like this anymore, so, it's worth your while to go and get absorbed into a movie. the score to the movie is classic and also absorbing....
the photography is stunning. the digitally restored movie on the big screen makes you experience these movies we might have only seen on television in a whole new encompassing format.
i enjoy the Fathom events, this is the third one i've attended. the first was the Phantom of the Opera at Royal Albert Hall. Again, it was incredible!!!!
thank you for the restoration and Fathom. thank you for bringing it to the big screen.
Written October 28, 2014
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 November 22, 2014
At age seven, my mother took me and my older brother to see Lawrence of Arabia (spring 1963) at [I think] Uptown Theater in DC. I saw the 1989 restoration at the Uptown, and last night I saw the even more beautiful restoration at Balston Cinema in Arlington at 7 PM showing. After the screeing was over, the audience of 40-50 erupted in spontaneous applause. Truly the epic masterpiece of all time. It may have the greatest ever cast/characters in Peter O'Toole, Omar Shariif, Alec Guiness, Jack Hawkins, Claude Rains, Anthony Quayle, and Arthur Kennedy, and the most spectacular and honest battle scenes. It's prescient in dealing with dyamics of Arab nationalism (Washington Post headline that day on Turksih reprisals against Syria), the arrogance of British colonialism (e.g., all time classic scene where Lawrence and the Arab boy cause an uproar at the British officer's club).
Written October 25, 2014
I had never seen this movie all the way through. Bits & pieces here and there. However, it is my husband's all time favorite movie, so, when I saw that it was going to be at the theater, I surprised him with tickets. Turns out I absolutely loved it!!