Lawrence of Arabia

Lawrence of Arabia

DVD - 2008
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A look at T.E. Lawrence, a British officer who unites the desert tribes of Arabia against the Turks during World War I.

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IV27HUjg
Aug 13, 2017

I cannot count the number of times I've seen this film since it was made. Every time I come away with some new bit of information and realize the relevance to the area of land so in dispute over the past 100 years. 'The warring tribes' has no greater truth. I do not believe there will ever be peace there. The sooner America divests itself of any dependence, the better. However, we never learn.

This film has all the great actors of another lifetime, bigger than life.

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VonHafenstaaad
Aug 11, 2017

Lean and photographer Fred A. Young have combined their artistic talents in an evocation of the Arabian desert that makes it both terrifying and deeply moving in its lonely grandeur.

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JackPurcell
Oct 06, 2016

A fun movie which might, hopefully, spark enough interest in watchers to cause them to read a few books about Lawrence and his exploits/times.

We can thank Lawrence in large part for a sizeable piece of how the Middle East is ruled today and by whom.

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Green_Dog_247
Sep 25, 2016

Iy was O.K. For the most part it was VERY SLOW.

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noel68005
Jul 09, 2015

When I first saw it years ago, I thought it was BORING. After having read "Lawrence in Arabia" by Scott Anderson, I thought I should see it again. With a better historical context the movie was still BORING.

NewYorkViews Mar 22, 2015

Great cinematography, especially for it being a dated film, the cinematography is often better than the films made in today's world. Supposedly, the book was much better, but I did not read that. I would have preferred a movie like this about camels and camel traders. Lawrence of Arabia is more of a fictionalized account of military action in the region. Great acting, scenery, script and overall filmmaking. I love the sand scenes.

aaa5756 Aug 31, 2014

Very well done movie. A pleasure to watch. I would recommend this movie for all to see. No fast forwarding on this one. No falling asleep on this DVD!!!!!

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midnight_fleur28
Aug 24, 2014

A highly, highly overrated movie.

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garycornell
Aug 10, 2014

When I first saw "Lawrence of Arabia" at a movie theater like Seattle's Cinerama with a wide screen and stereo sound, I was knocked out by it. The desert seemed to go on to infinity. Director David Lean made a masterpiece the likes of which we will probably never see again. Highest recommendation and of course, FIVE BIG STARS!
P.S. The cinematography in the movie was done by Freddie Young, who is famous for his skill in shooting a movie. This is thought to be his finest work. He with Guy Green and Jack Cardiff founded the Cinematography Society of Britain. Many of Britain's finest films were either Directed or Photographed by these three men.

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hoacornell
May 21, 2014

"Lawrence of Arabia" is a Five Plus Star Movie for me. It is sweeping in scoop and has wonderful locations shot of the Middle East. We must remember that this film was for wide screen theaters. The small screen keeps us from feeling the magnitude of the scenes of the screen. If you haven't seen "Lawrence of Arabia" please take a copy home. If you then agree with my Five Start Plus review, please add your comments to this sight.

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Mar 25, 2016

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swallowtailcat
Jun 30, 2011

T.E. Lawrence: Do you think I'm just anybody, Ali? Do you?

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