Lawrence of Arabia

"A Mighty Motion Picture Of Action And Adventure!"

Lawrence of Arabia is an epic drama film that came out in the year 1962. It is about a life experience of T.E. Lawrence. The movie was directed by David Lean along with being written by Robert Bolt and Michael Wilson. The film Lawrence of Arabia is known to be one of the greatest movies of all time. In the film, viewers will see the experiences of Lawrence in Arabia during World War I. These events include the attacks on Aqaba and Damascus, along with his experiences with the Arab National Council. During this film, Lawrence has many psychological conflicts including the violence of war, his allegiance to Britain, and also his own identity.

During World War I, Lawrence was a lieutenant in the British army. He did not fit into the culture and was a bit of an outcast as a result. Despite being a bit of a misfit, he is known to have a vast amount of knowledge and is then sent to the Arab Bureau to investigate Prince Faisal's revolt against Turkey. While Lawrence is going to meet with Faisal, his guide is killed by a Sheriff named Ali. After a while, Lawrence orders a surprise attack on Aqaba to help open up a port for the British military. Lawrence then leads his allies to overtake a Turkish garrison. Later on, Lawrence goes to Cairo to inform his commanders of his recent victory. Lawrence is then appointed to major and to support the Arabs in the war.

Once Lawrence has become major, he orders a guerilla war by attacking the Turks at every opportunity. This gets the attention of an American war correspondent named Jackson Bentley. Lawrence is now famous as his exploits have been exposed. During a scouting mission in the city of Daraa, Lawrence is taken to a Turkish hideout. There he is ogled, prodded and stripped. After this experience he is very traumatized and no longer wants to be part of military operations. However, a man named Allenby asks him to help try to take over Damascus. Eventually Lawrence regains his confidence and decides to go on the mission. In the end Lawrence recruits killers and mercenaries to help defeat the Turks. He is then promoted to Colonel. After his victory, he is driven away by a car once his usefulness to Britain and Arabia is established.

PG
| 1962 | 3 hr 47 min | 8.3/10
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David Lean
Language
English
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