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Lawrence of Arabia - "A+", Regal - St. Louis Mills Projection Staff - "D-"

By CribbageWitch
Written October 05, 2012
I have been a big fan of this film and was over-joyed to see it was once again on the Big Screen. I sat in my seat in great antis-------------ipation. The staff at this venue appeared to know absolutely nothing about the workings of the technology to project the film. Four other patrons and I sat for over an hour waiting for the bugs to be exterminated in the system so that we could enjoy "Lawrence" We would have loved to have seen, in their entirety, all of the featurettes that proceeded the film, But, we were shown only some. The first one was started only at a point a few minutes from its end and not restarted to its beginning. I felt that the five of us in the auditorium were not creating enough revenue to warrant the consideration for the entire featurette. All-in-all, I would give the feature an "A+" and the staff a "D-".
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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

By scifireader
Written October 05, 2012
The movie was great especailly on the big screen. As someone who had not seen the movie before the introduction by Martin Scorcese, while informative, had many plot spoilers that took away the impact. Yes, younger people went to see the movie!
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Lawrence of Arabia

By eruff9483
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.
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Larence of Arabia

By tangowithshiva
Written October 05, 2012
I was in my teens when Lawrence was released in 1960. At the time I saw it I loved it and considered it to be the best film ever. Years later I watched it again, twice, and thought it to be one of the best films ever. Yesterday once again confirmed that. The thing that made me sad was that there were only 12 people at the matinee I attended. I felt as if the end of a golden era of film making would never be seen by millions of cinema lovers. Nowadays, because of the MTV and later generations, films have to be agonizingly loud and full of gratuitous action and violence in order to pack the theatres. That's tragic. A long film that gives time to absorb and really study the character of a complex man like Lawrence is one of the best cinematic experiences we can ever give ourselves. The film yesterday was close to 4 hours long and my companions and I had no idea that much time went by. Such magnificence, majesty, sweeping heroism and deeply flawed characters. A true study of human life.
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