Lawrence of Arabia
|Lawrence of Arabia|
|Directed by||David Lean|
|Produced by||Sam Spiegel|
|Written by||T. E. Lawrence (writings)|
Michael Wilson (blacklisted)
|Music by||Maurice Jarre|
|Editing by||Anne V. Coates|
|Distributed by||Columbia Pictures|
|Release date(s)||December 10, 1962 (UK)|
December 16, 1962 (USA)
|Language||English / Arabic / Turkish|
|Budget||$15 million (estimated)|
Lawrence of Arabia is a British epic movie from 1962, based on the life of T. E. Lawrence. It stars Peter O'Toole as the title character, along with Omar Sharif and Alec Guinness. The opening scene of the movie shows Lawrence dying in a motorcycle accident. The movie then goes into a series of flashbacks (past events) from his life.
The 1982 movie Gandhi follows the story pattern of Lawrence of Arabia's: after the main character dies at the start, it moves into a series of flashbacks from Gandhi's life.
Lawrence of Arabia won seven Academy Awards, one of them for Best Picture.
A director's cut of the movie, running at 216 minutes, has no women talking in it.