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Lawrence of Arabia Overview:

Lawrence of Arabia (1962) was a Adventure - Biographical Film directed by David Lean and produced by David Lean and Sam Spiegel.

Lawrence of Arabia was inducted into the National Film Registry in 1991.

Academy Awards 1962 --- Ceremony Number 35 (source: AMPAS)

AwardRecipientResult
Best ActorPeter O'TooleNominated
Best Supporting ActorOmar SharifNominated
Best Art DirectionArt Direction: John Box, John Stoll; Set Decoration: Dario SimoniWon
Best CinematographyFred A. YoungWon
Best DirectorDavid LeanWon
Best Film EditingAnne CoatesWon
Best Music - ScoringMaurice JarreWon
Best PictureSam Spiegel, ProducerWon
Best WritingRobert Bolt, Michael WilsonNominated
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BlogHub Articles:

Lawrence of Arabia: Part Two – The Destruction of Myth

By minooallen on Jan 30, 2015 From Classic Movie Hub Blog

Lawrence of Arabia: Part two – The Destruction of Myth Hello dear readers and thank you for coming back to my Lawrence of Arabia blog posts. Last November, as part of the British Empire Blogathon, I wrote Part One of this two-part series. If you did not get a chance to read it and feel the need to c... Read full article


British Empire in Film Blogathon: Lawrence of Arabia

By minooallen on Nov 17, 2014 From Classic Movie Hub Blog

British Empire in Film Blogathon Lawrence of Arabia: Part One –The Creation of Myth A portrait of the real Lawrence of Arabia. We open on a lone motorcycle – the very symbol of freedom, the open road – and escape from the trappings of the civilized world. Enter frame right, an elegant, s... Read full article


Lawrence of Arabia (1962)

By Beatrice on Nov 21, 2013 From Flickers in Time

Lawrence of Arabia Directed by David Lean Written by Robert Bolt and Michael Wilson based on the writings of T.E. Lawrence 1962/UK/USA Columbia Pictures/Horizon Pictures Repeat viewing #404 of 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die IMdB users say 8.4/10; I say 9/10 T.E. Lawrence: It’s clean... Read full article


Top 250 Tuesday: #082 – Lawrence of Arabia (1962)

By Michael on Oct 15, 2013 From Durnmoose Movie Musings

Continuing to wend my way through the Sight and Sound Top 250 Greatest Movies of All Time. This week, it’s #082 on the list, David Lean‘s  Lawrwncw of Arabia. For a longer introduction to this series and a look at the full list, just click here. And if you want a heads-up on what I’... Read full article


Top 250 Tuesday: #082 – Lawrence of Arabia (1962)

By Michael on Oct 15, 2013 From Durnmoose Movie Musings

Continuing to wend my way through the Sight and Sound Top 250 Greatest Movies of All Time. This week, it’s #082 on the list, David Lean‘s  Lawrwncw of Arabia. For a longer introduction to this series and a look at the full list, just click here. And if you want a heads-up on what I’... Read full article


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Quotes from

Prince Feisal: But you know, Lieutenant, in the Arab city of Cordoba were two miles of public lighting in the streets when London was a village?
T.E. Lawrence: Yes, you were great.
Prince Feisal: Nine centuries ago.
T.E. Lawrence: Time to be great again, my lord.


Sherif Ali: Truly, for some men nothing is written unless THEY write it.


[asked by reporter if he knew Lawrence]
Jackson Bentley: Yes, it was my privilege to know him and to make him known to the world. He was a poet, a scholar and a mighty warrior.
[after reporter leaves]
Jackson Bentley: He was also the most shameless exhibitionist since Barnum & Bailey.


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Facts about

José Ferrer had to be talked into taking the role of the sadistic Bey, dubious about it being such a small part. David Lean convinced him that Bey was a pivotal character in T.E. Lawrence's history.
Arthur Kennedy was cast as Edmond O'Brien's replacement largely at the suggestion of Anthony Quinn.
Cary Grant was Sam Spiegel's first choice for General Allenby, but David Lean convinced him to cast Jack Hawkins due to his work for them on The Bridge on the River Kwai.
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