Lawrence of Arabia

1962/Colour/228mins/UK




Category Country Focus: UK: Classics
Director David Lean
Producer Sam Spiegel
Screenplay Robert Bolt
Cinematography Fred A. Young
Editor Anne V. Coates
Music Maurice Jarre
Set John Stoll, John Box
Costume Phyllis Dalton
Cast Peter O'Toole (T.E. Lawrence), Anthony Quinn (Auda Abu Tayi ), Omar Sharif (Sherif Ali). Alec Guinness (Prince Feisal), Jack Hawkins (General Allenby), Jose Ferrer (Turkish Bey).
Production Company NA
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Festival/Awards Academy Awards for Best Art Direction, Best Cinematography, Best Director, Best Editing, Best Picture, Best Score, Best Sound - 1962

Lawrence of Arabia (1962) is the filmic retelling of British man T. E. Lawrence's heroic, autobiographical account of his own Arabian adventure, published in "The Seven Pillars of Wisdom" (originally published with the title Revolt in the Desert). The cinematic "men's film" is a superb character study of a compelling cult hero, who exhibits homo-erotic tendencies in his relationship with Arab blood brother Sherif Ali , a dark personal nature, and an obsession with Arabia itself.

Director:
David Lean
Born on March 25, 1908, in Croydon, Surrey, England, David Lean worked his way through British cinema to become of the highest-paid film editors of the 1930s. Lawrence of Arabia earned him the Academy Award, for best director. Lean's films were known for their spectacular visuals and cinematography. He died on April 16, 1991.

Selected Filmography:
Brief Encounter (1945),
Doctor Zhivago (1965),
Great Expectations (1946),
The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957),
Hobson's Choice (1954).