25 November 2010
Lawrence of Arabia (1962)
We can't all be lion tamers.
So basically: An account of the life of T.E. Lawrence. As a young man, he was stationed in Cairo during World War 1. Soon after, he is sent into the desert to “assess the situation” of the Arab revolt against the Ottoman Turks. There, he launches a 2 year campaign to defeat the Turks.
The movie is much more complex than the little synopsis I wrote. And It’s brilliant. I can say that because I don’t like epics or biopics, but I LOVE this film. T.E. Lawrence never ceases to amaze me with what he does and the secondary characters are all brilliant, as well. Yeah, so go check out this movie if you have an extra 3 ½ hours!
It might be a bit long for some, but it’s totally worth it and deserves to be on the list.
Ziggi seal of approval!