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 November 29, 2007
SO GREAT to see this film again on the big screen. The last time I saw LofA was during its 30th Anniversary run after having recently moved to Los Angeles. Living in LA, it's a treat to be able to see films like this in their original format on the big screen. Director Lean is at his finest in this movie...EVERY shot so well thought out and SO beautiful on the screen. On a side note, working in the field of special events, I felt quite privileged to have bumped into Peter O'Toole at this past year's Oscars. I said hello to him and congratulated him on his Best Actor nomination for "Venus". Mr. O'Toole smiled back with those amazing blue eyes and returned the greeting. It was hard not to imagine him wearing the traditional Arabian robes and headwear. Outside of its incredibly long running time, LofA holds the test of time and, at 45 years old is still one of the best pictures of all time. Not to be missed if you have the chance to see on the big screen...
Written June 26, 2007
This film fueled my creative fire when I was a kid. Now, many years later, it is still just as inspiring. Great script...superb cast...awesome directing -- the standard against which all smart, adult, dramatic films must be measured. Truly, this film defines epic movie-making.
Written June 26, 2007
Riveting. Every moment you are experiencing something new. Every scene and shot has a purpose. Fantastic.
Written April 09, 2007
Loved the movie, but the movie going experience left a lot to be desired...they really need to update the concessions to accomodate the throngs of people that congregate around the lobby...the bathroom line was horrendous. When they remodeled this theater did they take into consideration that they need more than one bathroom?