Saturday, February 8, 2014

Flick Pick: Lawrence Of Arabia

Lawrence Of Arabia
(Columbia, 1962)

Premiering five years after his last effort, David Lean once again took every other director to school on how to make an epic masterpiece, producing another gargantuan effort that garnered seven more Academy Awards. The recipe was simple: take a stirring but little-known tale, play a timeless score, and populate it with one of the most star-studded cast lists in movie history, then stand back and watch it. Alec Guinness, Anthony Quinn, Jack Hawkins, Omar Sharif, Jose Ferrer, Anthony Quayle, and Claude Rains are all magnificent in their roles, along with an up-and-coming actor in his first screen role named Peter O'Toole, demonstrating instantly that he was one of the most phenomenal actors of all time.
Best Picture, Best Director, Best Score, Best Art Direction-Color, Best Cinematography, Best Sound, Best Film Editing

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