06 March 2014

Lawrence of Arabia, 1962 - ★★★★

Finally seeing the film as it was meant to be on the cinema screen I understand why I didn't appreciate it as much on television. Even on the large screen so much of what happens is played out as tiny specs in majestic huge landscapes. It's interesting that my earlier review said the first hour was unnecessary, this time around I really enjoyed the first part and thought it was the second part that dragged out. It's hard to know if that hours 3 and 4 are hard work because I was watching it after 10pm on the 5th night of the film festival or because it's just not as good. The first part is beautiful and engaging but most of what happens in part 2 feels familiar, unoriginal and a little bit dull.

March 06, 2014 at 11:24AM

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