History YMMV / LawrenceOfArabia

25th Nov '16 6:52:52 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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* AlternateCharacterInterpretation: Were the Arab tribesmen proud warriors who were manipulated into exchanging Turkish masters for English ones? Or backwards, amoral thugs who were incapable of administering Damascus, much less a country of their own?

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* AlternateCharacterInterpretation: AlternativeCharacterInterpretation: Were the Arab tribesmen proud warriors who were manipulated into exchanging Turkish masters for English ones? Or backwards, amoral thugs who were incapable of administering Damascus, much less a country of their own?
3rd Oct '16 1:12:15 PM JulianLapostat
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* ValuesResonance: In the wake of the UsefulNotes/TheArabSpring and the Arab Winter, the film's criticism of imperialist meddling and fomenting uprisings for short-sighted political gains regardless of the feelings of the people on the ground, has made it timelier than ever. This is especially the case since many people cite the Sykes-Picot Agreement discussed in the film as one of the main causes for the crisis in Syria.
3rd Oct '16 1:08:16 AM JulianLapostat
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* FairForItsDay: 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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* FairForItsDay: FairForItsDay:
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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.Auda.
** Later audiences have come to appreciate the film for being one of the few big-budget films about a homosexual that refused to hide it with a female love interest. The intense friendship between Lawrence and Sheriff Ali (who is played by Omar Sharif, an Egyptian) is also rare for portraying them as true equals, and Sheriff Ali is a highly complex character who actually ends up becoming Lawrence's conscience and arguably the most heroic figure in the film.
15th Jul '16 6:30:12 PM DoctorCooper
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* DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything / 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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* DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything / 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.
5th Jul '16 3:07:51 AM CumbersomeTercel
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** Brighton - Creator/AnthonyQuayle thought he was an idiot, while Creator/DavidLean thought he was noble.
15th Apr '16 1:06:14 PM GothicProphet
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* StrawmanHasAPoint: While Murray is caricatured as an unimaginative martinet he makes a reasonable point: why encourage an Arab uprising when the British plan to rule over them anyway?

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* StrawmanHasAPoint: While Murray is caricatured as an unimaginative martinet he makes a reasonable point: why encourage an Arab uprising when the British plan to rule over them anyway?anyway?
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11th Feb '16 11:36:03 AM dsneybuf
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* EnsembleDarkhorse: Omar Sharif went on to play MrFanservice as a [[FakeNationality Russian]] in ''Film/DrZhivago''.
16th Mar '15 3:14:32 AM Morgenthaler
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* EnsembleDarkhorse: Omar Sharif went on to play MrFanservice as a [[FakeNationality Russian]] in ''DrZhivago''.

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* EnsembleDarkhorse: Omar Sharif went on to play MrFanservice as a [[FakeNationality Russian]] in ''DrZhivago''.''Film/DrZhivago''.
13th Mar '15 9:38:26 AM randomguy566
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** Additionally, Omar Sharif was seen as the frontrunner to win Best Supporting Actor, even winning the Golden Globe that year. However, in a stunning upset, he lost out to Ed Begley for ''Sweet Bird of Youth''.

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** Additionally, Omar Sharif was seen as the frontrunner to win Best Supporting Actor, even winning the Golden Globe that year. However, in a stunning upset, he lost out to Ed Begley for ''Sweet Bird of Youth''.Youth''[[note]]Never heard of it? There's a reason why.[[/note]].
22nd Oct '14 7:30:26 PM AllenbysEyes
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* OneSceneWonder: Jose Ferrer's scene-stealing cameo as a [[DepravedHomosexual perverted]] Turkish general.

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* OneSceneWonder: Jose Ferrer's scene-stealing cameo as a [[DepravedHomosexual perverted]] Turkish general. Ferrer himself reportedly considered this his best film performance.
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