Trailer Tuesday: Lawrence Of Arabia (1962)

Merriam-Webster defines EPIC as:

1: of, relating to, or having the characteristics of an epic
2 a : extending beyond the usual or ordinary especially in size or scope

The second definition is what I feel suits David Lean’s Oscar winning cinematic version of T.E. Lawrence’s wartime service best. There is nothing small about this film, from the script taken from Lawrence’s own writings with the aid of Robert Bolt and Michael Wilson (Who by the way was originally left uncredited for his work, it wasn’t until the 1978 his credit was restored.), to Freddie Young’s masterful cinematography using Super Panavision 70 which garnered him the gold statuette, and how can one forget the stirring and 100% deserved Oscar winning score by Maurice Jarre! Surprisingly the moving performances of both Peter O’Toole and Omar Sharif were overlooked by the Academy that year, the Oscars went to Gregory Peck (To Kill A Mockingbird) and Ed Begley (Sweet Bird Of Youth) respectively.

I want to give a huge thanks to Kirby McDaniel: Movie Art for the supplied vintage poster you see below. If you consider yourself a cinephile you need to take a moment and follow the link above, you will be glad you did.


Let us make a deal, shall we? If I ever come into an enormous amount of money, I will build a movie theatre that resembles the grand movie palaces of old, and I will make sure this is the first film I present. You should all consider yourselves cordially invited!


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3 thoughts on “Trailer Tuesday: Lawrence Of Arabia (1962)

  1. Atari Adventure Square says:

    They sure knew how to make posters (and movies) back then.

    Lucky for us we can now have big enough screens to appreciate grand movie-making like this in our homes.

    Nonetheless, save me a seat, Vic.
    I’ll buy you a lottery ticket to get the ball rolling.

  2. @Dax Indeed, friend!

    @AtariAdventureSquare That is the Gospel truth, brother. I’m sick and tired of the floating head and whip it up in Photoshop in 20 seconds mentality. Give me something I would be honored to hang on my wall! Make a new category in the Oscars for best Poster Design!

    Atari, consider your seat not only saved but it will have a plaque in the side of the chair with your name on it! :)

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