Written November 29, 2014
David Lean's panoramic production of P.E. Lwrence has triggered my need to read more on the man and on his historical impact durling the last days of the Ottoman Empire....
Written January 27, 2015
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.
Written October 28, 2014
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-".
Written October 28, 2014
After the screening yesterday, I felt I'd just seen the most pristine print projected of this film. Loved all the extra's beforehand and Scorsese's insights. Unsure if our theatre was projecting a true Super Panavision in 70mm or not, but felt enveloped in the screen, sound and imagery.
Written November 01, 2014
I have seen Lawrence of Arabia a number of times, but only on television. To see it on the big screen was a great experience. The digital restoration was incredible - it looked like the movie was filmed yesterday instead of 50 years ago. Truly amazing.