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Lawrence of Arabia

Lawrence of Arabia

David Lean

  • Country: UK
  • Year: 1962
  • Language: English/Arabic/Turkish
  • Runtime: 216 min.

David Lean’s Academy Award®-winning desert epic is equal parts war film and existential romance.

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The greatest of all great, sprawling epics, DavidLean’s Academy Award®-winning account of British officer T.E. Lawrence’sefforts to unify the nomadic desert tribes against the Ottoman Turks duringWorld War I is equal parts war film and existential romance, as the aridexpanses of the desert draw the British adventurer into its beckoning,soul-stirring emptiness. Overlaid with Maurice Jarre’s unforgettable score, aninordinately rich cast—Alec Guinness, Omar Sharif, Anthony Quinn, Claude Rains,and of course Peter O’Toole, who became an instant star as the eccentric andinscrutable Lawrence—and exquisite renderings of the vast, shimmering sands byFreddie Young’s magnificent cinematography, Lawrence of Arabia is as big aslarger-than-life cinema gets.

This film will screen in December as an exclusive engagement in its original 70mm format, as part of the continuation of Essential Cinema.

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