Lawrence of Arabia

Lawrence of Arabia

DVD - 1990
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The story of T. E. Lawrence, the heroic and troubled man who organized the Arab nations to fight the Turks in World War I and then, having reached a pinnacle of power in Mideast politics, retired to postwar military obscurity.
Publisher: Burbank, Calif. : Columbia Tristar Home Video, [1990]
Edition: Widescreen edition
Copyright Date: ©1990
ISBN: 9780767898805
Branch Call Number: DVD FEATURE LAWRE
Characteristics: Laser optical
1 videodisc (PG)(approximately 227 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in
Notes: Originally released as a motion picture in 1962
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Feb 08, 2018

As close to perfection as a movie can get.

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.

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.

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.

Sep 25, 2016

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

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!!!!!

Aug 24, 2014

A highly, highly overrated movie.

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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Jun 30, 2011

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


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