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A great classic restored to be even better

By dpswarn
Written July 25, 2014
Beautifully restored film and such a great one! This movie is 227 minutes long but it is so entertaining and Sharif, Quinn, Guinness and obviously O'Toole are just so tremendous that the hours fly by. There is a 15-minute intermission but you'll want to get back to the story as quickly and possible.
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Possibly the greatest movie ever made

By Bouncingboy247
Written October 05, 2012
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.
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One of cinema's most extraordinary films

By janwebb10
Written August 20, 2014
There is more than enough written about the excellence of David Lean's masterpiece, "Lawrence of Arabia," and the Fathom Events showing last night at the Hoffman Theaters in Alexandria, VA was a great setting for its 50th anniversary observance. The 4K digitalization of the film was remarkable and I found even more to appreciate in it as the movie unfolded. One caveat: the Hoffman complex holds multiple theaters, so the one next door to us was showing the latest "Resident Evil" movie. Unfortunately, several quieter moments in "Lawrence," such as the initial meeting at the well between Lawrence & Ali, were ruined by the fighting of lycans, vampires, zombies, etc., that could be heard through the walls. Theater complexes should try to separate special showings such as "Lawrence" from other films so such sound bleed-through is lessened.
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Fantastically dirty

By mitnosnibor
Written October 05, 2012
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.
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Pristine Restoration!

By jamescurry
Written October 05, 2012
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.
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