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Lawrence of Arabia

  • 1962
  • PG
  • 216min
  • 97%
  • 8.3 / 10

With extended knowledge of Bedouin tribe, the British Lieutenant T.E. Lawrence is tasked with finding the Price Faisal in Arabia. He is to be a liaison between the British and Arabs in the war against the Turks. Lawrence and the native Sherif Ali strike back against their superior offices and take off on a camel-backed journey through hard desert conditions to attack a Turkish port.

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Thomas Edward Lawrence, CB, DSO was born on August 15th, 1888. He was a British archaeologist, army officer, diplomat, and writer. Lawrence is best known for his vital role during the Sinai and Palestine Campaign and the Arab Revolt against the Ottoman Empire during the First World War. Between the years 1922 and 1935 Lawrence wrote the Seven Pillars of Wisdom. It was an autobiographical account of his role in the Arab Revolt. During this time he also wrote The Mint about his time in the Royal Air Force. It is said that Lawrence had a number of friends corresponded with extensively that included well-known artists, writers, and politicians.

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Lawrence of Arabia was released in 1962. The film was based on the life of T. E. Lawrence. It was directed by David Lean and produced by Sam Spiegel through his British company Horizon Pictures. The screenplay was written by Robert Bolt and Michael Wilson. The film features Peter O'Toole in the title role. Other stars of the film include. Alec Guinness, Jack Hawkins, Anthony Quinn, Omar Sharif, Anthony Quayle, Claude Rains, and Arthur Kennedy. In 1963 Lawrence of Arabia was nominated for ten Oscars at the 35th Academy Awards. It managed to win seven of the ten, which included Best Picture and Best Director. Other awards include the Golden Globe Award for Best Motion Picture – Drama and the BAFTA Awards for Best Film and Outstanding British Film. The US Library of Congress National Film Registry deemed the film 'culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant' in 1991 and selected it for preservation. The film's budget was $15 million and it made $70 million at box offices.

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