Lawrence of Arabia in Theaters October 4, 2012
Tomorrow, October 4, 2012, you will have an opportunity to see one of the greatest movies ever made on a big screen, as God intended. Because the powers that be in Hollywood have foolishly decided that this perfect movie needs to be remade, the original Lawrence of Arabia will be playing in theaters across the country for one night only. This is the original. This is the 1962 masterpiece that earned seven Oscars including, Best Picture, Best Director (the genius David Lean who also directed – The Bridge on the River Kwai and Doctor Zhivago), and Best Music. My youngest daughter is actually worried that the theater will be sold out and we won’t be able to get tickets. I’m assuring her that will not be the case. I doubt if there will be 10 people in the theater with us tomorrow evening. However, if you want a chance to see cinematography history, then tomorrow is your opportunity.
The movie comes in at about 220 minutes, but the time flies. I have seen this movie about 8 times and I have to admit that every single time I’m impressed. Peter O’Toole’s performance is flawless as he captures perfectly the combination of mental instability and hubris that drove T.E. Lawrence to take on the British military and became a hero to the Arab peoples. I cannot recommend this movie enough. Whatever you’re doing tomorrow evening, reschedule it and see what a movie is supposed to look like.