Midweek Mention.... Lawrence of Arabia

Bad Dads Film Review

Mar 9 2022 • 32 mins

Can you really call yourself a fan of cinema if you haven't seen the 1962 David Lean classic LAWRENCE OF ARABIA? Yes of course you can, but at least one of the dads hadn't seen it before, so the question is has that mistake been rectified?

This sprawling near 4 hour epic sees up and comer Peter O'Toole star as T.E. Lawrence in a story based on his life. Stationed in Cairo during World War I, a stranger in a strange land, Lawrence successfully united and led the diverse, often warring, Arab tribes in order to fight the Ottoman Empire, crossing  an uncrossable desert in the process. Despite the movie being 60 years old, it's themes about colonialism and east meets west culture clashes are still relevant.

Also worth catching if you want to see Obi-Wan Kenobi in brown face.

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