Excerpt: Low points: I tired of hearing 'Owdrence, owdrence, owdrence!' [Sherif], King Feisel was not too believable and just came across as a gay Arab [not that there's anything wrong with that, to steal a phrase], and Anthony Quinn's nose was distracting. And frankly, the overall dialogue, to me, was not stellar. Otherwise, great movie, and I mean that seriously.
Summary: An epic of grand proportions. I've had this film on my DVR for 3 2 years and had yet to watch it. Mainly because of the daunting length, but I finally did, and it was magnificent. They just don't make them like they used to. According to Robert Osborne, of TCM fame, this was O'Toole's first big film role, as well as Sharif's. O'Toole was actually the third choice to play Lawrence. This is a wonderful film, that is worth the almost 4 hr. length.
Summary: Whether it is the stunning visual landscape that enthrals the entire film, the literary genius of the writing or the larger than life and superior acting of the cast involved, Lawrence of Arabia can stand among the rest as one of the greatest films, art or whatever else, to ever be created. Peter O'Toole puts in not only the finest performance of his career to date, but one of the finest and emotionally driven of any performance seen in cinema, portraying T.E.
Excerpt: I'm not sure what more can really be said about 'Lawrence of Arabia' some 50 years after its theatrical release. Smarter men than I have covered it, but here goes nothing. Is Lawrence of Arabia the best action movie ever made? Wait; is 'Lawrence of Arabia' even an action movie? In today's world, I suppose not. Endless visual effects and faster cutting have pushed action films into a propulsive onslaught of kinetic visuals, but, owing in no small part to 'Arabia'.
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14 April 2013
Excerpt: "Lawrence of Arabia" is one of my top 3 favorite movies. It's an epic cinematic goldmine featuring one of the greatest screenplays ever written, excellent performances by a terrific cast led by Peter O'Toole, and superb direction from the masterful David Lean. The first time I saw "Lawrence of Arabia" was a pan & scanned airing on HBO or Cinemax one Thanksgiving morning back in the 90s. I spent another decade watching it on fairly weak DVDs.
Summary: While I am not surprised that a few movie buffs demur over the length and depth of Lawrence of Arabia, for example, those who find Enter the Dragon or Rambo the epitome of high art. Those of us who adore it are not part of some mindless herd on stampede, there's been plenty of time for our opinions to change. I saw the movie 50 years ago, and I was enthralled by intermission. It has never been anything less than my favorite film for half a century.
Excerpt: When I started to watch movies in a young age I come across DAVID LEAN after seen "great expectations","The Bridge over the river Kwai" and in 1962 the ultimate film come out "Lawrence of Arabia". This is the movie for all that loves huge movies, huge stars, huge vistas, and the greatest director of all time David Lean that in my view did the same as Kubrick made too few movies but what these two did give us is pure cinematic masterpiece.