Written January 01, 2014
Wow! To see a restored and remixed 70 mm print of this movie was absolutely amazing. This experience far outpaced any impression I had of this movie from previous viewings. Unfortunately, the Egyptian Theatre didn't match the brilliance of the film in their handling of the presentation. The movie started 25 minutes late and the intermission was a full 30 minutes! I can understand that selling intermission popcorn and drinks creates much needed revenue, but when the movie being screened is over 3 hours in length some serious though should be given to the amount of time the viewing audience spends - not watching the movie. It was very difficult getting back in touch with the story and Lawrence's journey after a 30 minute intermission. Great film and great performance by the late Peter O'Toole.
Written February 21, 2014
Glorious!!! My excitement and appreciation for this spectacular film has only grown stronger over the years since I first saw it in 1962. The casting was inspired, the desert scenery and cinematography was awe-inspiring, the terse and gritty dialogue couldn't have been better, and the sets were magnificent! There was even a dash of humor here and there to lighten the mood. From glory to gore, it has all the elements one could imagine to make it the classic that it is. It was the fastest 4 hours I've ever spent in a theater. I can't wait to see it again!
Written February 23, 2014
First, if you've never seen Lawrence of Arabia - GO SEE IT! It Truly is an EPIC - one of those movies that everyone should see at least once in their life - preferably in 70mm BIG SILVER SCREEN!
It's said to be THE BEST MOVIE EVER MADE - and when you see it, then you'll understand.
Seeing literally thousands of extra's racing across the desert and real steam trains being derailed - realize that these scenes weren't done in CGI - they were real - as real as T. E. Lawrence was real.
Second, I want to thank the Angelika Mosaic Theater in Fairfax, VA for showing it. It's a beautiful movie theater and reasonably priced ticket ($7.00). Most theaters only show current run movies, so to be able to see this CLASSIC on the big screen again with all the modern sound and conviences was a real treat. I'll not soon forget the experience.
so - GO SEE IT - even if you buy the Blu-Ray and watch it at home, it's worth it. And by the way the Blu-Ray edition is wonderful.
Written February 21, 2014
There were technical difficulties with starting the movie, but once it started, I thought it was beautifully shot, clever dialogue, and great characters/actors.
I didn't know it was going to be as funny and witty as it was.
I was also surprised and grateful for the intermission due to the film being 3 1/2 hours long.
Written February 01, 2014
Seeing this great film at the iconic Egyptian Theater was such a treat. I've wanted to see Lawrence of Arabia for years but didn't want to see it on a small screen.
My patience was well rewarded! This film is so beautifully shot. Really, if you can see it on the big screen, you must!