Lawrence of Arabia (1962) Top3films.com HOME
I had to execute him with my pistol, there was something about it that I didn't like... I enjoyed it.  -  Peter O’Toole as T.E. Lawrence
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Most of the film’s characters are based on real people.
Marlon Brando was offered the starring role, but dropped out.
The desert scenes were filmed in Morocco, Jordan and Spain.
 


  Some reviews complained that there is no insight offered into Lawrence’s character, but the film clearly depicts him as a complex man, a messiah-like leader and a brilliant strategist whose talents manifest a double-edged sword that both fulfill and cripple him.

 

  Other than Star Wars, the most recognizable and inseparable film score.  It evokes drama and wonder, enriching the already apparent artistry. 

 

  Loaded with adventures stemming from the dune-filled geography, as well as the shifting adventures of politics and human nature.

        » Brent Chastain, Top3films.com   


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Pauline Kael

Variety

Andrew Sarris


Review Comments Contemporary:

James Berardinelli, reelviews.net

Judge Barrie Maxwell, dvdverdict.com

Gil Jawetz, dvdtalk.com
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