History YMMV / LawrenceOfArabia

31st Dec '17 10:06:34 AM nombretomado
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* AwardSnub: A tricky one. While winning almost all the major awards, it won none for acting, leaving Creator/PeterOToole (regarded as some of the best acting ever in film) empty handed. Of course, GregoryPeck won that year for ''Film/ToKillAMockingbird'', so it was either giving it to the newcomer (O'Toole) doing (in hindsight) the role of his career, or the veteran doing the role of his career. Essentially, no matter who won, the other would have equally deserved it. What makes it HarsherInHindsight is that this was very much a ToughActToFollow for O'Toole: He holds the record (8 nominations) without ever winning an Academy Award.

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* AwardSnub: A tricky one. While winning almost all the major awards, it won none for acting, leaving Creator/PeterOToole (regarded as some of the best acting ever in film) empty handed. Of course, GregoryPeck Creator/GregoryPeck won that year for ''Film/ToKillAMockingbird'', so it was either giving it to the newcomer (O'Toole) doing (in hindsight) the role of his career, or the veteran doing the role of his career. Essentially, no matter who won, the other would have equally deserved it. What makes it HarsherInHindsight is that this was very much a ToughActToFollow for O'Toole: He holds the record (8 nominations) without ever winning an Academy Award.
23rd Dec '17 10:38:58 PM Scifimaster92
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* CrowningMusicOfAwesome: [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sr4ydFsIs9o Maurice Jarre's sweeping orchestral score]] (originally recorded by the London Symphony) has long been regarded as one of the best in cinema history.

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* CrowningMusicOfAwesome: Music/MauriceJarre's [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sr4ydFsIs9o Maurice Jarre's sweeping orchestral score]] (originally recorded by the London Symphony) has long been regarded as one of the best in cinema history.
17th Nov '17 7:04:00 AM Jormungar
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** Brighton - Anthony Quayle thought he was an idiot, while Creator/DavidLean thought he was noble. Due to Brighton's CharacterDevelopment, it's probably fair to say that he starts as the former and ultimately becomes the latter.

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** Brighton - Brighton. His actor Anthony Quayle thought he was an idiot, while director Creator/DavidLean thought he was noble. Due to Brighton's CharacterDevelopment, it's probably fair to say that he starts as the former and ultimately becomes the latter.
29th Oct '17 3:49:51 AM moloch
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** Brighton - Creator/AnthonyQuayle thought he was an idiot, while Creator/DavidLean thought he was noble. Due to Brighton's CharacterDevelopment, it's probably fair to say that he starts as the former and ultimately becomes the latter.

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** Brighton - Creator/AnthonyQuayle Anthony Quayle thought he was an idiot, while Creator/DavidLean thought he was noble. Due to Brighton's CharacterDevelopment, it's probably fair to say that he starts as the former and ultimately becomes the latter.
29th Oct '17 3:36:04 AM moloch
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25th Jul '17 9:45:32 AM libertydude
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* EstrogenBrigade: There are many stories of women flocking to the theaters because of the very alluring Creator/PeterOToole and Omar Sharif appearing in the film. The fact that [[ChromosomeCasting all the main characters are men]] and there's a great amount of HoYay may also [[GuyOnGuyIsHot have helped attract them]].
25th Jun '17 12:30:00 AM mouschilight
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* AwardSnub: A tricky one. While winning almost all the major awards, it won none for acting, leaving O'Toole (regarded as some of the best acting ever in film) empty handed. Of course, GregoryPeck won that year for ''Film/ToKillAMockingbird'', so it was either giving it to the newcomer (O'Toole) doing (in hindsight) the role of his career, or the veteran doing the role of his career. Essentially, no matter who won, the other would have equally deserved it. What makes it HarsherInHindsight is that this was very much a ToughActToFollow for O'Toole: He holds the record (8 nominations) without ever winning an Academy award.

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* AwardSnub: A tricky one. While winning almost all the major awards, it won none for acting, leaving O'Toole Creator/PeterOToole (regarded as some of the best acting ever in film) empty handed. Of course, GregoryPeck won that year for ''Film/ToKillAMockingbird'', so it was either giving it to the newcomer (O'Toole) doing (in hindsight) the role of his career, or the veteran doing the role of his career. Essentially, no matter who won, the other would have equally deserved it. What makes it HarsherInHindsight is that this was very much a ToughActToFollow for O'Toole: He holds the record (8 nominations) without ever winning an Academy award.Award.
26th Apr '17 4:43:35 PM AllenbysEyes88
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** Brighton - Creator/AnthonyQuayle thought he was an idiot, while Creator/DavidLean thought he was noble.

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** Brighton - Creator/AnthonyQuayle thought he was an idiot, while Creator/DavidLean thought he was noble. Due to Brighton's CharacterDevelopment, it's probably fair to say that he starts as the former and ultimately becomes the latter.



** Similarly, the heavily-acclaimed script lost in Best Adapted Screenplay (again, to Horton Foote for ''To Kill a Mockingbird''). Without slighting Foote, the main reason appears to be co-writer Michael Wilson being denied credit by Sam Spiegel. His involvement, though unacknowledged by the production company and Robert Bolt, was an open secret (and minor scandal) in Hollywood due to Wilson's former blacklist status.

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** Similarly, the heavily-acclaimed script lost in Best Adapted Screenplay (again, to Horton Foote for ''To Kill a Mockingbird''). Without slighting Foote, the main reason appears to be co-writer Michael Wilson being denied credit by Sam Spiegel. His involvement, though unacknowledged by the production company and Columbia (and denied by credited screenwriter, Robert Bolt, Bolt), was an open secret (and minor scandal) in Hollywood due to Wilson's former blacklist status.



** Also, Lawrence, Ali, and Auda when the three dine in Auda's tent. Lawrence in particular behaves flirtatiously when trying to convice Auda to join his side. Auda even tells them, "You trouble me like women!"

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** Also, Lawrence, Ali, and Auda when the three dine in Auda's tent. Lawrence in particular behaves flirtatiously when trying to convice convince Auda to join his side. Auda even tells them, "You trouble me like women!"
28th Jan '17 5:03:13 PM CumbersomeTercel
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** When originally released, ''Lawrence'' was considered fairly progressive in making the Arabs not only sympathetic, but drawing fairly complex characters in Ali, Feisal and Auda. In contrast, modern reviewers often complain about alleged stereotyping due to the emphasis on Bedouin looting and political discord, and the casting of English Alec Guinness and Hispanic Anthony Quinn as Feisal and Auda.

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** When originally released, ''Lawrence'' was considered fairly progressive in making the Arabs not only sympathetic, but drawing fairly complex characters in Ali, Feisal and Auda. In contrast, modern reviewers often complain about alleged stereotyping due to the emphasis on Bedouin looting and political discord, and the casting of English Alec Guinness Creator/AlecGuinness and Hispanic Anthony Quinn Creator/AnthonyQuinn as Feisal and Auda.



* FridgeBrilliance: O'Toole was primarily a stage actor before this, and it shows. But think about the way in which ''Lawrence'' is trying to create a larger-than-life persona for himself, and suddenly his grandiose way of carrying himself makes perfect sense.

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* FridgeBrilliance: O'Toole Creator/PeterOToole was primarily a stage actor before this, and it shows. But think about the way in which ''Lawrence'' is trying to create a larger-than-life persona for himself, and suddenly his grandiose way of carrying himself makes perfect sense.
6th Jan '17 8:19:50 AM SeptimusHeap
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* FreudWasRight: The Bey's cough while Lawrence is being whipped. David Lean reportedly told Jose Ferrer to act like he was having an orgasm (which makes sense, [[RapeAsDrama given the scene's subtext]]); the result is suitably creepy.
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