Jay Allen Sanford 12:58 a.m., May 21
Lawrence of Arabia
The movie that introduced, world-wide, the tormented eyes of Peter O'Toole and the moony eyes of Omar Sharif is, more importantly, an unabridged lexicon of sun-and-sand imagery. Scrupulously compiled by director David Lean and his photographer Freddie Young (Nicolas Roeg served on the second unit), it's the standard reference work for every desert movie ever since. Not even the fully restored (or nearly fully) Director's Cut, however, all 220 or so minutes of it, can clear up the enigma of T.E. Lawrence. With Anthony Quinn, Alec Guinness, Arthur Kennedy, and Jack Hawkins. 1962.
— Duncan Shepherd
- Rated PG | 3 hours, 42 minutes