LAWRENCE OF ARABIA
- LAWRENCE OF ARABIA
- 1962, David Lean, UK, 216 min.
- With Peter O’Toole, Alec Guinness
“A towering achievement.”
—Jonathan Rosenbaum, Chicago Reader
The shimmering vastness of the Arabian desert and the limpid pools of Peter O’Toole’s blue eyes are the two poles around which this legendary film revolves. Lean revolutionized both the screen biography and the epic film with this contemplative spectacle about the enigmatic English outsider who united the desert tribes to fight against the Ottoman Turks during World War I. As several critics have noted, LAWRENCE is more an experience than a story, and, as much as any movie ever made, it demands to be seen on the big screen. 4K DCP. Note: There will be a ten-minute intermission. (MR)