Lawrence of Arabia (film)

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Lawrence of Arabia
Theatrical release poster
Directit biDavid Lean
Produced biSam Spiegel
Screenplay biRobert Bolt
Michael Wilson
StarninAlec Guinness
Anthony Quinn
Jack Hawkins
Omar Sharif
Peter O'Toole
Muisic biMaurice Jarre
CinematographyF.A. Young
Eeditit biAnne V. Coates
Distributit biColumbia Pictures
Release date
  • 10 December 1962 (1962-12-10)
Rinnin time
216 minutes (Oreeginal release)
228 minutes[1] (1989 restoration)
KintraUnitit Kinrick
Budget$15 million
Box office$70,000,000

Lawrence of Arabia is a 1962 Breetish epic adventure drama film based on the life o T. E. Lawrence. It wis directit bi David Lean an produced bi Sam Spiegel throu his Breetish company, Horizon Pictures, wi the screenplay bi Robert Bolt an Michael Wilson. The film stars Peter O'Toole in the teetle role. It is widely considered ane o the greatest an maist influential films in the history o cinema. The dramatic score bi Maurice Jarre an the Super Panavision 70 cinematography bi Freddie Young are an aa heichly acclaimed.

The film depicts Lawrence's experiences in Arabie durin Warld War I, in pairticular his attacks on Aqaba an Damascus an his involvement in the Arab Naitional Cooncil. Its themes include Lawrence's emotional struggles wi the personal violence inherent in war, his ain identity, an his dividit allegiance atween his native Breetain an its airmy an his newfoond comrades within the Arabian desert tribes.

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. "LAWRENCE OF ARABIA (RESTORED VERSION) (PG)". British Board of Film Classification. 31 Mairch 1989. Archived frae the original on 11 September 2019. Retrieved 20 December 2013.