Lawrence of Arabia

Lawrence of Arabia

by Kevin Jackson
     
 

Lawrence of Arabia is widely considered one of the ten greatest films ever made--though more often by film goers and filmmakers than by critics. This study argues that the film is a unique blend of visionary image-making, narrative power, mythopoetic charm and psychological acuteness; far from being a Boy's Own Tale, it is one of popular cinema's

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Lawrence of Arabia is widely considered one of the ten greatest films ever made--though more often by film goers and filmmakers than by critics. This study argues that the film is a unique blend of visionary image-making, narrative power, mythopoetic charm and psychological acuteness; far from being a Boy's Own Tale, it is one of popular cinema's greatest tragedies. This volume brings together a critical analysis of the film and an account of its tangled production history--combining these elements with the story of attempts by Alexander Korda and others to bring Lawrence's story to the screen.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781844571789
Publisher:
BFI Publishing
Publication date:
09/17/2007
Series:
BFI Film Classics Series
Pages:
127
Sales rank:
1,348,584
Product dimensions:
5.24(w) x 7.51(h) x 0.38(d)

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