November 15, 2012
Lawrence of Arabia (1962) Peter O’Toole, Alec Guinness, Anthony Quinn
This is a really great movie.  It is long (you know it’s long when it has an intermission), but it is worth it.  You should watch this because Peter O’Toole.  He is wonderful.  I love his attitude when he has to use one and I love it when you can see every thought a character has right on the actor’s face, which is the case here.  The fact that this is based on a true story makes it more interesting, frightening, and tragic.  Alec Guinness, as usual, turns in a tremendous performance, but I would rather they had used an actor of the nationality that he is portraying.  And in this movie, I don’t like Jose Ferrer, but that’s his character, not the actor.  He’s just evil and bad and makes me sad.  And yes, it’s one of the comparatively few movies from the 1960’s that I actually really like.

Lawrence of Arabia (1962) Peter O’Toole, Alec Guinness, Anthony Quinn

This is a really great movie.  It is long (you know it’s long when it has an intermission), but it is worth it.  You should watch this because Peter O’Toole.  He is wonderful.  I love his attitude when he has to use one and I love it when you can see every thought a character has right on the actor’s face, which is the case here.  The fact that this is based on a true story makes it more interesting, frightening, and tragic.  Alec Guinness, as usual, turns in a tremendous performance, but I would rather they had used an actor of the nationality that he is portraying.  And in this movie, I don’t like Jose Ferrer, but that’s his character, not the actor.  He’s just evil and bad and makes me sad.  And yes, it’s one of the comparatively few movies from the 1960’s that I actually really like.

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