Lawrence of Arabia

Lawrence of Arabia

Blu-ray Disc - 2012 | 50th anniversary edition
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Stationed in Cairo in 1916, Lawrence languished in the mapmaking department of British Intelligence until he was asked to find and gather information on Prince Feisal, leader of the Arab Allied forces in World War I. Lawrence of Arabia chronicles his desert journey inspired by his first military success when he led a small contingent of Arabs against the Turkish stronghold of Aqaba.

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This 1962 epic film starring Peter O’Toole as T.E. Lawrence tells the story as only Hollywood can, so reward yourself for all of your other research into WWI and the Middle East and sit back and enjoy four wonderful hours. Shot in 70mm it deserves to be seen in Blu Ray on the biggest screen avail... Read More »

A lot of desert heat in 226 minutes of camels riding across the sand as a British officer unites desert tribes against the Turks during World War I. (Tamara's pick)


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maryboris
Feb 02, 2020

This movie is one of Bob Proctor's favorites. I want to watch movies recommended by such successful people as Bob.

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dirtbag
Aug 10, 2019

It is a slow moving film but the history is important. Lawrence was in trouble with his fellow Brits for "going native" and not getting with the true British conquering spirit. In the end he was over ruled in almost all ways and people in government who didn't have a clue made the final decisions about partition.

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jmreid1220
Apr 16, 2019

Was fortunate to see this on the big screen during a re-release several years ago. A true epic. Well worth the accolades.

I saw a version of this on TV with all the boring political talking cut out. It was just camel riding and shooting. From the comments here, I think many people would enjoy it that way.

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samjenks
Sep 14, 2018

The Lawrence character just cracks me up.

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wth_this_sucks
Jul 08, 2018

Watched it with my 10 & 16yr old.
Bit too long and slow for my youngest but my eldest and I enjoyed the scenes and costumes.

LoganLib_RobertWB Feb 08, 2018

As close to perfection as a movie can get.

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IV27HUjg
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.

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VonHafenstaaad
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.

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JackPurcell
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.

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swallowtailcat
Jun 30, 2011

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

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