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lawrence of Arabia

By tomcorcoran
Written July 26, 2014
Date night with the wife. A wonderful remastered version of the classic David Lean film. Stunning print quality enhanced the sweeping desert panoramas and action scenes. In theater experience a trip back in time. Also saw "Singing in the Rain" a few months ago when it was screened. Looking forward to more opportunities to see classic films the "old fashioned" way. Tom C.
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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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"It's clean."

By WaCKo42
Written October 05, 2012
Wow. Wow. Wow. In a certain sense I just saw Lawrence of Arabia for the first time tonight. While I’ve seen it in a theater before (twice I think), that print did not compare to this new digital restoration. It looked like it might have been shot just this year, not 50 years ago. The crystal clear picture doesn’t just make the cinematography shine brighter though. The acting also really benefits, not that the performances weren’t amazing before. Now every twitch or flick of the eyes is there to add even more depth. A few shots were clearly taken from lower quality negatives and some audio looping done for the reconstruction in ‘88 really stood out (in a way I don’t remember noticing before). Overall though this new restoration truly presents it the way it should be seen. If it makes it back into theaters again, go
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Review of 'Lawrence of Arabia'

By Veronica0
Written October 05, 2012
Saw it last night. This isn't a full review, just wanted to tell readers you have to see this film. I've seen several times before, but this restored version is stunning. I can't find enough words to describe how spectacular it looks. The film is a masterpiece,one of the best films ever made. It's three hours and it never lost my rapt attention for one minute. The lead, O'Toole is mesmerizing. The story compelling. The desert is a character in and of itself. It's a story of a hero, although a flawed one. It's a story of country-building, a story of leadership. And it's just entertaining as hell. Everyone must see this film once in their life, and this version on the big screen should be it. Also, the introductory section on how the film was restored, what the problems were, what they fixed was very interesting. I saw the 1988 earlier restored version and they talked about that too. Today's technology allowed them to do things they couldn't before.
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