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Rating: 9.5 stars


35mm northbrook public library favorite film desert soldier military epic war epic

Seen 5 times

Seen on: 07/14/2014, 02/05/2014, 12/30/2012, 10/04/2012, 04/12/2009 (rewatch)

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Lawrence of Arabia (1962)

Directed by David Lean

Adventure | War | Epic

Most recently watched by squeegull, schofizzy, jakeneff, noahphex, sensoria, seanCduregger


An epic about British officer T.E. Lawrence’s mission to aid the Arab tribes in their revolt against the Ottoman Empire during the First World War. Lawrence becomes a flamboyant, messianic figure in the cause of Arab unity but his psychological instability threatens to undermine his achievements.

Rated PG | Length 216 minutes


Fred Bennett | Rafael Hernández | Roy Stevens | Cyril Shaps | Stuart Saunders | John Ruddock | Norman Rossington | Ernie Rice | John Robinson | George Plimpton | Henry Oscar | Clive Morton | Ian MacNaughton | Harry Fowler | Patrick Kavanagh | Noel Howlett | Fernando Sancho | Jack Hedley | Kenneth Fortescue | Mohamed El Habachi | Bryan Pringle | Peter Dukelow | James Hayter | Basil Dignam | J.R.M. Chapman | Barry Warren | Peter Burton | Daniel Moynihan | Robert Bolt | David Lean | Steve Birtles | John Bennett | Bruce Beeby | John Barry | Robert Rietty | Hugh Miller | Jack Gwillim | Howard Marion-Crawford | John Dimech | Michel Ray | Gamil Ratib | I.S. Johar | Zia Mohyeddin | Donald Wolfit | José Ferrer | Jack Hawkins | Arthur Kennedy | Anthony Quayle | Claude Rains | Omar Sharif | Anthony Quinn | Peter O'Toole | Alec Guinness

Viewing Notes

So happy to finally see a print of this after two prior DCP screenings. The print in some areas looked better than the DCP. Just amazing. And much closer to the OAR on 35mm. Maybe someday I’ll get to see the 70mm print. I love this more a little with each big screen viewing, which is saying a lot since I already love the movie. After tonight I would put this in my top ten. So epic and beautiful. I probably won’t bother watching on the TV again except for the commentary if there is one.


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