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Lawrence of Arabia Movie Review Summary

Actors: Peter O'Toole, Alec Guinness, Omar Sharif,

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LT. Lawrence is with the British Army in Cairo. He makes his way to link up with the Arabian Guerrilla forces fighting the Turks in Arabia. First with his assistance, then his leadership, LT Lawrence and the Arabs create enough of a diversion that the British Army in Egypt is able to advance through Palestine and Syria, freeing the Arabs from the Turks. In the process, Lawrence, an eccentric academic, endures violence, the horrors of war, the loss of friends, and unspeakable tortures that leave him a psychologically scarred, emotionally destroyed man.
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The review of this Movie prepared by Sam Haines




This movie comes over very well on DVD. It is the 1989 restored version. The movie quality is very good, with only
a slight restoration flub I noticed. It is loooonnngg! I fell asleep on my first attempt to watch. I disciplined myself enough to watch a second time in it's entirety and was rewarded with great performances all around. Peter O'Toole should have gotten an Oscar for his glimpse into the
troubled mind and brilliant genius of Lawrence. Highly Recommended, but may not be able to be viewed in one sitting.

The review of this Movie prepared by Jim Miller



Script Analysis of Lawrence of Arabia

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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book Actual chase scenes or violence 20%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 40%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 40% Time/Era of Movie:    -   1900-1920's War Thriller    -   Yes Armed Forces:    -   Army    -   Mercenaries Specific to    -   WW I Wilderness adventure    -   Yes Plotlets:    -   searching for treasure

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   infantry soldier    -   scholar Age:    -   20's-30's Nudity    -   Chest Ethnicity/Nationality    -   British Unusual characteristics    -   Super genius

Setting

Desert?    -   Yes Desert:    -   hostile arabs Misc setting    -   fort/military installation

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   gory visuals of deaths Sex/nudity in movie?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   vague references only Kind of violence:    -   air battles    -   land battles    -   hand to hand    -   guns    -   knives    -   swords Unusual forms of death    -   decapitated    -   perforation--bullets    -   perforation--swords/knives Any profanity?    -   None Lot of special effects?    -   Yes Kinds of F/X    -   exploding vehicles    -   exploding bombs Is this movie based on a    -   book

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