My favorite genre is the epic and then those made upon bits of historical actions (like 300, Spartacus, Gandhi, etc).
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According to many, Lawrence of Arabia, stands as the best epic movie ever made... I loved it too!
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The movie is centered around the character of T. E.(Thomas Edward) Lawrence 1888-1935.Lawrence of Arabia is a 1962 British epic film based on the life of T. E. Lawrence. It was directed by David Lean and produced by Austrian Sam Spiegel (through his British company, Horizon Pictures), from a script by Robert Bolt and Michael Wilson. (Lean and Spiegel had recently completed the acclaimed film The Bridge on the River Kwai.) The film stars Peter O'Toole in the title role. It is widely considered one of the greatest and most influential films in the history of cinema. The dramatic score by Maurice Jarre and the Super Panavision 70 cinematography by Freddie Young are also highly acclaimed.
The film depicts Lawrence's experiences in Arabia during World War I, in particular his attacks on Aqaba and Damascus and his involvement in the Arab National Council. Its themes include Lawrence's emotional struggles with violence in war (especially the conflicts between Arab tribes and the slaughter of the Turkish army), his personal identity, and his divided allegiance between his native Britain and its army, and his newfound comrades within the Arabian desert tribes.
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Seven_Pillars_of_Wisdom" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;Lieutenant-Colonel Thomas Edward Lawrence, CB, DSO (16 August 1888 – 19 May 1935), known professionally as T. E. Lawrence, was a British Army officer renowned especially for his liaison role during the Arab Revolt of 1916–18. His vivid writings, along with the extraordinary breadth and variety of his activities and associations, have made him the object of fascination throughout the world as Lawrence of Arabia, a title popularized by the 1962 film Lawrence of Arabia based on his life. Lawrence's public image was due in part to American journalist Lowell Thomas's sensationalized reportage of the Revolt, as well as to Lawrence's autobiographical account, Seven Pillars of Wisdom.
The movie had a somehow follow-up in the 1990's Lawrence After Arabia...
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It's mostly historical but I was wondering upon its influences over our psyche favoring a romanced perception of Islam...
On the Arab side, it certainly helped to boost their ego and convinced them that they were an oppressed culture.
What's happening today followed it, fueled by Sayyid Qutb's emerging aura
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