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Lawrence of Arabia

By tak1963
Written October 06, 2012
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!!
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Lawrence of Arabia

By deanelder
Written October 05, 2012
This was the first time I had seen Lawrence of Arabia since its original showing in 1962. Yep, fifty years ago! The terms "epic:" and "sweeping" could not be more appropriate when applied to this film. Yes, were it made today, it would probably be riddled with hi-tech effects, a more contemporary sound track. etc. Also, the infamous scene - way back then - of Jose Ferrar's ripping off Peter O'Toole's shirt, followed up by lusty leers would have been more vividly acted out. It didn't need more "realism:" We all got it back then and still do. Although slightly technically dated, this is film making of the highest order. Anyone who truly loves movies will truly love this remarkable film.
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Incredible film in any decade!

By tamhill7
Written October 05, 2012
I saw this film when it was first released in 1962, and it stirred my imagination as a child. I saw it again when it was 'restored' in 1988, which was also inspiring and moving-- but it was nothing to compare to the beauty, clarity, and amazing visual and auditory impact of this current digital restoration. The introductory informational films were helpful (if a bit lengthy on the technical side), and the greeting by a senior and frail, but still eloquent Omar Sharif was quite touching (they probably could not get the awesome Peter O'Toole to do it, as he has firmly stated that he is now retired from acting!). The discussion by Martin Scorcese -- despite his quirky speech mannerisms -- was interesting for pointing to the subtleties of O'Toole's skillful portrayal of a complex and ambivalent historical character It is a shame that this presentation is not being offered as more than a one-day promotional event. It was worth every minute of the four hours spent in the theater.
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Chance of a LIfetime.

By civitan
Written October 05, 2012
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.
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Outrageous!

By sunnyshel
Written July 31, 2014
What nerve! Movie never shown. Apparently hard-drive didn't work so after 30 minutes of sitting and waiting received a refund and a sorry. Will never participate in Fathom Events again.
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