Ahoy, squirts! Quint here with today’s Behind the Scenes Pic!
Lawrence of Arabia is indeed an epic of epic proportions… In fact it could be the most epic movie of all time, all things considered. Sure, there are longer movies, there are more films that trot the globe, but nothing can top David Lean’s Lawrence of Arabia. The man had new lenses INVENTED to capture this images in this movie.
If you’re ever lucky enough to catch this movie in 70mm don’t pass it up. It really is a film geek equivalent of a spiritual awakening.
I mean, look at that camera! I love the epic, giant sprawling craze that hit in ‘60s… 70mm, Cinerama, How the West Was Won, Dr. Zhivago, It’s A Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World, etc… There’s lack of such filmmaking these days, with the possible exception of Terrence Malick. And maybe Christopher Nolan. That’s the reason I’m so psyched every time we hear he’s considering shooting a movie entirely in IMAX. I’d love to see a resurrection of epic filmmaking on the scale of Lawrence of Arabia.
Anyway, hope you guys enjoy the pic! Click to embiggen!
Tomorrow’s Behind the Scenes Pic will drive you bananas!