The Unenthusiastic Critic is taking no prisoners, as we sit down to discuss her first viewing of Lawrence of Arabia (1962).
We were fortunate enough to catch a big-screen, 70mm showing of David Lean's four-hour, Oscar-winning epic about British soldier and diplomat T.E. Lawrence. Can the visual grandeur, political insight, and emotional complexity of Lean's masterpiece possibly overcome Nakea's distaste for extremely long films?
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0:00: Prologue: from Lawrence of Arabia
0:36: Cultural Osmosis: Pre-Viewing Discussion of Lawrence of Arabia
14:07: Original Trailer for Lawrence of Arabia
17:03: The Verdict: Post-Viewing Discussion of Lawrence of Arabia
57:43: Outro and Next Week's Movie
Notes and Links
—Movie Reviewed: Lawrence of Arabia (dir. David Lean, Columbia, 1962)
—Articles Mentioned and Resources: Review by Roger Ebert, rogerebert.com; Review by Bosley Crowther, NY Times; Review by Andrew Sarris, The Village Voice; "The True Story of Lawrence of Arabia," Scott Anderson, Smithsonian Magazine; David Lean's notes on editing Lawrence of Arabia, davidlean.com.
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