Lawrence of Arabia

Lawrence of Arabia

Lawrence of Arabia

Winner of seven Academy Awards and regarded as one of the greatest movies ever made, David Lean's 1962 epic Lawrence of Arabia is based on the life of eccentric British Officer T.E. Lawrence (Peter O'Toole). Lawrence succeeds in uniting the Arab tribes and goes to war against the occupying Turkish army in World War I.

"Grand in every sense, David Lean's film is an example of an established director full of confidence and ambition. Nearly four hours long, several years in the making, and complete with an interval and its own overture, Lawrence of Arabia aims for greatness and achieves it." (BBC)

Winner of seven 1963 Academy Awards, including Best Cinematography, Best Director, Best Score, Best Picture. Best Film, BAFTA Awards 1963.
1962Rating: PG220 minsUKEnglish, Arabic and Turkish with English subtitles
AdventureDramaWarHistoricalClassic

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Lawrence of Arabia / Reviews

Variety

Variety

A once-over-lightly look at the man, the movie and director David Lean, "Once Upon a Time ... Lawrence of Arabia" is strictly for general auds only. Hour-long docu would make an OK curtainraiser for airings of the movie or as a preface to Lean events. But there's almost nothing here that's fresh to the already detailed documentation, in books and on DVD, of the "Lawrence" phenom.

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Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

What a bold, mad act of genius it was, to make Lawrence of Arabia, or even think that it could be made.

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