Lawrence of Arabia (1962) was a Adventure - Biographical Film directed by David Lean and produced by David Lean and Sam Spiegel.
Here is one of the great Hollywood epics of all time and O'Toole's first major screen appearance, which established him as an international star overnight. He gives a superb performance as T. E. Lawrence, a British military observer who, in rejecting British tradition and adapting Arab attire, became a figure of enduring mystique while helping to unite the warring Arab functions into a guerrilla front against the Turks. The restored video includes 35 minutes of previously missing footage. The 30th anniversary special edition features the original theatrical trailer and a 32-page companion booklet, plus a film short on the making of the film including interviews and behind-the-scenes footage. The laserdisc edition features a collection of production photos, Wind, Sand and Star, a featurette documenting production, footage from the 1962 New York premiere, and silent newsreel production footage.
(Source: available at Amazon AMC Classic Movie Companion)..
Lawrence of Arabia was inducted into the National Film Registry in 1991.
Academy Awards 1962 --- Ceremony Number 35 (source: AMPAS)
|Best Actor||Peter O'Toole||Nominated|
|Best Supporting Actor||Omar Sharif||Nominated|
|Best Art Direction||Art Direction: John Box, John Stoll; Set Decoration: Dario Simoni||Won|
|Best Cinematography||Fred A. Young||Won|
|Best Director||David Lean||Won|
|Best Film Editing||Anne Coates||Won|
|Best Music - Scoring||Maurice Jarre||Won|
|Best Picture||Sam Spiegel, Producer||Won|
|Best Writing||Robert Bolt, Michael Wilson||Nominated|
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T.E. Lawrence: Some way to announce myself.
Sherif Ali: Be patient with him, God.
[Lawrence has just extinguished a match between his thumb and forefinger. William Potter surreptitiously attempts the same]
William Potter: Ooh! It damn well 'urts!
T.E. Lawrence: Certainly it hurts.
Officer: What's the trick then?
T.E. Lawrence: The trick, William Potter, is not minding that it hurts.
T.E. Lawrence: Do you think I'm just anybody, Ali? Do you?
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Original choice to play Faisal was Laurence Olivier.
The real T.E. Lawrence was actually riding from the Bovington Army Camp to his cottage in Cloud Hill when his tragic accident occurred. The scenes where Lawrence was tortured and assaulted by the Turks was actually from the book "The Seven Pillars of Wisdom," the supplementary material of "Revolt in The Desert." Due to the humiliation which he suffered, Lawrence refused to publish "The Seven Pillars," his life's work, but did publish it exclusively for 120 people only. The 120 people who read the book were delighted with it, and the book was published sometime after Lawrence died.
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