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Lawrence of Arabia (film)

1962 Breetis film

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.

Lawrence of Arabia
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Theatrical release poster
Directit bi David Lean
Produced bi Sam Spiegel
Screenplay bi Robert Bolt
Michael Wilson
Starnin Alec Guinness
Anthony Quinn
Jack Hawkins
Omar Sharif
Peter O'Toole
Muisic bi Maurice Jarre
Cinematography F.A. Young
Eeditit bi Anne V. Coates
Distributit bi Columbia Pictures
Release date
  • 10 December 1962 (1962-12-10)
Rinnin time
216 minutes (Oreeginal release)
228 minutes[1] (1989 restoration)
Kintra Unitit Kinrick
Leid Inglis
Budget $15 million
Box office $70,000,000

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.