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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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1001 Classic Movies: Lawrence of Arabia

By Amanda Garrett on Jun 24, 2017 From Old Hollywood Films

Lawrence of Arabia (1962) is one of the 1001 classic movies you should see. David Lean's World War I epic stars Peter O'Toole (left) and Omar Sharif. Each Friday, I'm going to recommend a classic movie you should see (for the reasons behind the 1001 series and reviews of earlier films covered go ... Read full article


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


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Quotes from

Sherif Ali: [Ali shots Tafas dead while riding his camel. He stops his camel and jumps down to see Tafas' body] He is dead.
T.E. Lawrence: yes... why?
Sherif Ali: this is my well.
[mentioning the well Lawrence and Tafas just used for resting]
T.E. Lawrence: I have drunk from it.
Sherif Ali: You are welcome.
T.E. Lawrence: He was my friend.
Sherif Ali: That?
[mentioning Tafas]
T.E. Lawrence: Yes, that.
Sherif Ali: [Ali walks towards peter and grabs tafas' gun lying on the sand] This pistol yours?
T.E. Lawrence: No, his.
Sherif Ali: [Ali places the pistol to his waist and walks towards the well] His?
[mentioning the tincup near the well]
T.E. Lawrence: Mine.
Sherif Ali: hen i will use it.
[pulls some water out of well]
Sherif Ali: ... your friend... was a Hazimi of the Beni Salem.
T.E. Lawrence: I know.
Sherif Ali: [Ali salutes Lawrence and drinks his water] I am Ali ibn el Kharish.
T.E. Lawrence: I have heard of you.
Sherif Ali: So... What was a Hazimi doing here?
T.E. Lawrence: He was taking me to help Prince Feisal.
Sherif Ali: You've been sent from Cairo?
T.E. Lawrence: Yes.
Sherif Ali: I have been in Cairo for my schooling. I can both read and write... my Lord Feisal already has an Englishman.
T.E. Lawrence: Yes.
Sherif Ali: What is your name?
T.E. Lawrence: My name is for my friend.
[Ali walks away]
T.E. Lawrence: None of my friends is a murderer.
Sherif Ali: You are angry, English. [Ali climbs his camel] Sherif Ali: He was nothing. The well is everything... The Hazimi may not drink at our wells. He knew that... Salaam.


Mr. Dryden: You've been telling half truths.One who tells lies hides the truth but when telling half truths,you've forgotten where you've put it.


T.E. Lawrence: Look, Ali. If any of your Beduin arrived in Cairo and said: "We've taken Aqaba" the generals would laugh.
Sherif Ali: I see. In Cairo you will put off these funny clothes. You'll wear trousers and tell stories of our quaintness and barbarity and then they will believe you.
T.E. Lawrence: You're an ignorant man.


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Facts about

Gen. Murray (Donald Wolfit)'s line about the Arab revolt being "a sideshow of a sideshow" was actually spoken in real life by T.E. Lawrence himself, several years after the war.
This is Steven Spielberg's all-time favorite film.
So long was the production schedule that Sam Spiegel insisted on a 2 month break. This afforded him the chance to find a filming location that was less arduous than Jordan, ultimately settling on Spain. Anthony Quinn, Anthony Quayle, Alec Guinness and Omar Sharif all took advantage of the break to work on other films.
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