Lawrence of Arabia

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Lawrence of Arabia is a 1962 epic historical drama film 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, with the screenplay by Robert Bolt and Michael Wilson. The film stars Peter O'Toole in the title role. It is widely considered one of the greatest and most influential films in the history of cinema. The dramatic score by Maurice Jarre and the Super Panavision 70 cinematography by Freddie Young are also highly acclaimed.


The films tells about T.E Lawrence from the time he fight the Turks up until his death by a motorcycle accident.

Why It Rocks

  1. Well written story.
  2. Nice re-enactment scenes of World War I.
  3. Great characters.
  4. Good music.
  5. Great casting.
  6. Contains an early (pre-2001: A Space Odyssey) example of a match cut, which would later inspire Steven Spielberg.