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LAWRENCE OF ARABIA restoration trailer hits!

Hey folks, Harry here...  If there's a singular Blu-Ray of the highest possible anticipation in 2012, it is LAWRENCE OF ARABIA - considered by most as the greatest film of David Lean's career and in still others' estimation, the greatest movie ever made.   Watching a 70mm print of LAWRENCE OF ARABIA is THE WAY IT WAS MEANT TO BE SEEN.   I've no doubt that the 4K print is going to be gorgeous.  No doubt.   But it will not be the amazement of a pristine 70MM projection.   However, this trailer for the British limited theatrical release - ahead of the debut of the Blu-Ray is a way for audiences to take in LAWRENCE OF ARABIA in a movie theater, with an audience enraptured by the brilliance of this story and film.   As much as I love this film deeply...  It is still DOCTOR ZHIVAGO that reigns supreme in Lean's oeuvre.   But the beauty of LAWRENCE OF ARABIA's cinematography is one of the absolute marvels of the silver screen.   Enjoy...





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  • Sept. 4, 2012, 4:25 p.m. CST

    about..

    by praisechorus

    ...time

  • Sept. 4, 2012, 4:26 p.m. CST

    FIX THE EXPAND ALL BUTTON

    by Nasty In The Pasty

  • Sept. 4, 2012, 4:27 p.m. CST

    Refuse to watch the trailer on a small computer screen!

    by RustyShakelfort

    This film is why the inernet fails... that and cat videos

  • Sept. 4, 2012, 4:30 p.m. CST

    Lawrence of Arabia > Doctor Zhivago

    by kwisatzhaderach

    Having said that, Doctor Zhivago is still amazing.

  • Watched this on Blu for the first time recently. And I liked Prometheus too..

  • ...no way, Jose. That'd be 'Brief Encounter'.

  • Sept. 4, 2012, 4:37 p.m. CST

    I thought this was out on blu already?

    by Logan_1973

    Or not yet in the States?

  • Sept. 4, 2012, 4:38 p.m. CST

    Never watched it.

    by RedLeaderStandingBy

    Am I missing something?

  • Sept. 4, 2012, 4:40 p.m. CST

    @redleader: Yes. A clue...

    by obijuanmartinez

  • Sept. 4, 2012, 4:41 p.m. CST

    Have never been able to make it through Zhivago...

    by Keblar

    even though I typically enjoy classical Russian Literature and plays. It was easier to get through Potemkin and Nevsky, both of which can be a chore for some. Yet, I was immediately captivated by Lawrence of Arabia and have remain so, even though I've never felt particularly drawn to middle eastern history and culture. Child of the Cold War I guess.

  • Sept. 4, 2012, 4:43 p.m. CST

    Wow, it looks brand new.

    by Yelsaeb

    That is all.

  • Sept. 4, 2012, 4:44 p.m. CST

    Jesus...that looks gorgeous...

    by bass

    ...on a 19-inch, 720p computer monitor!

  • Sept. 4, 2012, 4:58 p.m. CST

    For the Aussies: This is going to play in Sydney too.

    by pills_26

    at the cremorne orpheum. Get on that shit while you can.

  • Sept. 4, 2012, 5:04 p.m. CST

    Interesting...

    by WeylandYutani

    Major restoration work was done on this film in 1990. I wonder what else they did for this rerelease other than probably a Dolby Digital remix? I remember being blown away when watching the 70mm restoration as a kid in 90. Great film. I'm looking forward to this.

  • Sept. 4, 2012, 5:04 p.m. CST

    NO 3-D NO SALE

    by Simpsonian

  • Sept. 4, 2012, 5:06 p.m. CST

    3D HAS REVOLUTIONIZED CINEMA!

    by Simpsonian

  • Sept. 4, 2012, 5:09 p.m. CST

    It's a movie that starts great and gets awful as time goes by

    by Ricardo

    By the time it hits the 4 hour mark, you want it to end SO bad... Also, did you notice there was a fucking rape scene in this movie? I sure didn't, the first time I saw it.

  • Sept. 4, 2012, 5:12 p.m. CST

    Wrong

    by Bryn Pryor

    Zhivago is melodramatic soap-opera stuff. THIS is Lean's masterpiece. And having seen both the 70mm restoration, and the new 4k print, the 4k restoration (if seen in a 4k theater) is an order of magnitude more impressive than the original 70mm presentation. There is depth and detail there that no photochemical release print was ever going to be capable of reproducing.

  • Sept. 4, 2012, 5:52 p.m. CST

    EXPECTATION does not exist in this dojo

    by Cobra--Kai

    Agree that ZHIVAGO is a little bit too melodramatic - soap opera GONE WITH THE WIND style... For my money Lean's masterpiece is a smaller, more intimate, detailed, and studied film - GREAT EXPECTATIONS. Amazing film. As charming, witty, enjoyable and nuanced today as the day it was made. Perfection. If youre ever feeling jaded aboiut the current state of movies then watch GREAT EXPECTATIONS in a double bill with CITIZEN KANE to recharge your cineaste batteries right back up to the top!

  • Sept. 4, 2012, 6:01 p.m. CST

    who gives a fuck about a rerelease?

    by Windowlicker74

    i guess we're all happy as fuck that its not in 3 fucking D. boohoo.

  • Sept. 4, 2012, 6:02 p.m. CST

    Have the 2003 "Superbit" DVD

    by Nem_Wan

    In theory this is the best that standard-def DVD can possibly look.

  • Sept. 4, 2012, 6:12 p.m. CST

    why hasn't this been rebooted yet?

    by nametaken

  • Sept. 4, 2012, 6:17 p.m. CST

    Greatest film ever made!

    by notcher

    I LOVE this film, greatest accomplishment in Direction, Acting, Cinematography, Writing, and Musical score. I'd love to see this on an iMax screen! "Big things have small beginnings."

  • Sept. 4, 2012, 6:21 p.m. CST

    I'm about to make some jealous

    by Scarecrow237

    I got to see this in 70mm glory back in the late '80s early '90s. I don't think I've ever been blown away by any other film more than this. I have to disagree, though. Lawrence of Arabia is much better than Doctor Zhivago.

  • Sept. 4, 2012, 6:24 p.m. CST

    Hope this comes to Toronto

    by saunderizer

    My dad took me to see this when I was 11 or 12 back in the 80's at the Cinesphere in Toronto (the "first!" permanent IMAX theatre) and it became my all-time favourite movie; consider by this time I had seen Star Wars and Raiders of the Lost Ark, which I love also. Seeing this made me realize, even at that age, how much this masterpiece influenced those two films, and as I became more interested in film, many others. I'd love to see one of the current crop of "great" and "talented" directors make a movie like this using the practical effects available at that time.

  • Sept. 4, 2012, 6:24 p.m. CST

    "Am I missing something" he asks...

    by Skyway Moaters

    YES! Or were you being facetious?

  • Sept. 4, 2012, 6:25 p.m. CST

    The Lawrence of Alabia!!!

    by kindofabigdeal

  • Sept. 4, 2012, 6:25 p.m. CST

    LOL Ya.

    by tailhook

    A lot of people never realized that ol Lawrence got bent over in the Turkish prison, and its what primarily drives him in the latter portion of the film and why he's so pissed off.

  • Sept. 4, 2012, 6:26 p.m. CST

    Harry is wrong on two counts....as he usually is

    by Turd_Is_Floating_Underneath_The_Gravy

    Doctor Zhivago is a decent film but it in no way reigns supreme in Lean's canon. Lawrence of Arabia is unquestionably several orders of magnitude above it. Secondly, this 4K transfer will puncture the great fiction about digital prints being inferior to celluloid ones, a party line that Knowles and all his fuzzy-headed nostalgic / luddite ilk perpetuate time and time again. This 4K restoration will undoubtedly be superior, and vastly more detailed, than the 70mm one. You can bet that Lean would even be shooting digital if he were making films today, too!

  • Sept. 4, 2012, 6:28 p.m. CST

    hehe lawrence got fucked up the ass by a turk..haha those turkish prisons

    by Windowlicker74

  • Sept. 4, 2012, 6:28 p.m. CST

    hehe lawrence got fucked up the ass by a turk..haha those turkish prisons

    by Windowlicker74

  • Sept. 4, 2012, 6:30 p.m. CST

    And another thing...

    by Turd_Is_Floating_Underneath_The_Gravy

    Get this fucking talkback interface fixed. It is stretching out posts. Never have I encountered a more bug-prone, and sloppily maintained, site than AICN. There are porno sites more user friendly, and less intrusive, than this ill-tended shithole!

  • Sept. 4, 2012, 6:39 p.m. CST

    I prefer Bridge on the River Kwai

    by tomandshell

    Then comes Lawrence, and then Zhivago. Of course, Lawrence is the "best" film of the three, but Bridge is my favorite.

  • Sept. 4, 2012, 6:49 p.m. CST

    the most anticipated blue-ray release of 2012?

    by JoeKeppel

    didnt you say that about Jaws?

  • Sept. 4, 2012, 6:53 p.m. CST

    River Kwai is better than Zhivago

    by schadenfreudian

    But Lawrence Of Arabia is better than both of 'em. I can't wait to see this on the big screen again.

  • Can't we all just chill?...

  • Sept. 4, 2012, 6:55 p.m. CST

    And when I say "on the big screen"...

    by schadenfreudian

  • Sept. 4, 2012, 6:55 p.m. CST

    I mean the small one I have at my house.

    by schadenfreudian

    Unless they're gonna do a theatrical re-release here in the states.

  • Sept. 4, 2012, 7:09 p.m. CST

    needs more cgi sand.

    by vulturess

    and zombies.

  • Sept. 4, 2012, 7:15 p.m. CST

    Lawrence is the best

    by paulloch

    But Zhivago is severely underrated. Turd is right. I'm sure Lean would shoot in digital today. Knowing the problems they had with those huge 70mm cameras and sand and the film cans they had to keep iced to cool under the hot sun. It took him almost 2 years of his life to make this, he could have done it in a couple of months with digital (quicker setups, and no costly reshoots with video assist, instead of having the film sent to be developed and viewed to look for errors.).

  • Sept. 4, 2012, 7:20 p.m. CST

    Ashamed to admit I've never seen the whole movie

    by Teddy Artery

    But now I shall!

  • Sept. 4, 2012, 7:21 p.m. CST

    I go back and forth, around and around between this

    by David Duchovny

    2001 and Ran--so quite possibly the greatest thing ever put on film.

  • Sept. 4, 2012, 7:50 p.m. CST

    If you live in Melbourne (Australia)...

    by kennerado

    Then your in luck because the amazing Astor Theatre is showing this in full 4K from September 23-October 6.

  • Sept. 4, 2012, 7:55 p.m. CST

    Pretty Sure

    by Bman56

    this is an 8k transfer like the one they pioneered with Baraka. The intermediate prints and 'digital prints' are being released at 4k.

  • Sept. 4, 2012, 8:07 p.m. CST

    For the reboot...it's gotta be LeBeouf in the lead.

    by bass

  • Sept. 4, 2012, 8:19 p.m. CST

    that trailer got me amp'ed

    by ugh

  • and you will see that Prometheus is in no way worthy of the same description. Talkin to you Ridley Scott!

  • Sept. 4, 2012, 8:40 p.m. CST

    No US theatrical release?

    by Trevor

    Not cool.

  • Sept. 4, 2012, 8:43 p.m. CST

    That looks incredible!

    by Ryan

  • Sept. 4, 2012, 8:47 p.m. CST

    70MM rocks and always will!

    by LT Weezie

    I am so disappointed that we won't have the opportunity to see it in 70mm in the USA---it would be worth a drive of several hundred miles to see this (it wouldn't be the first time I drove a long ways for a 70mm film--was able to see THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK at a friend's big screen theatre with a small group of peeps and drove 150 miles one way...this was a week before it was released!). I have been fortunate enough to enjoy many 70mm films...2001,ALIEN, CE3K, STAR WARS, RAIDERS...and then some, and it TRULY makes a difference in your viewing experience. LAWRENCE OF ARABIA has everything going for it...the story, the environment, countless Arabian horses (ahem I digress!)--it looks great on our big screen HD with the upconverter on the Blu-Ray. But 70mm in an UBER big theatre would be absolutely incredible! Perhaps if enough interest it shown, a theatre chain might consider periodically showing some of the cinematic classics in 70mm.

  • reboot material.

  • Sept. 4, 2012, 9:21 p.m. CST

    The greatest lines in Anthony Quinn's career:

    by Clio

    I carry twenty-three great wounds, all got in battle. Seventy-five men have I killed with my own hands in battle. I scatter, I burn my enemies' tents. I take away their flocks and herds. The Turks pay me a golden treasure, yet I am poor! Because *I* am a river to my people!

  • Sept. 4, 2012, 9:44 p.m. CST

    @true_american

    by Joe Damiani

    obvious troll is obvious. and not a good american

  • Sept. 4, 2012, 9:49 p.m. CST

    It is in Theaters Oct 4th

    by Professor_Bedlam

  • Sept. 4, 2012, 9:52 p.m. CST

    Zhivago>Lawrence?!

    by darthkittens

    Since Star Wars has been invoked: ANH = Bridge on the River Kwai ESB = Lawrence of Arabia ROtJ = Zhivago Go with Bridge for a straight forward flick Go with Lawrence for a deeper film Go with Zhivago for a significantly weaker film

  • Sept. 4, 2012, 10:08 p.m. CST

    70mm vs 4K

    by Battybrain

    Love it when a TB'er calls someone out for being wrong and they are demonstrably moronic. Let me simplify, "turd". 4K has less resolution than film. (Its not an apples to apples comparison, but the detail afforded by film--35mm and higher-- is greater than 4K resolution). And, even if your patently false premise was true, you're still an idiot. If 4K had more resolution, how could it ever show MORE detail than the supposedly inferior format? By definition, once an image is captured, its max detail is in its original resolution. Also, hooray for the studios doing something right for a change. Jaws, Raiders, and Lawrence of Arabia in theaters this year? Hell yeah classic rereleases.

  • Sept. 4, 2012, 10:19 p.m. CST

    PS, Pallouch

    by Battybrain

    At the scale of major Hollywood filmmaking, shooting on film and shooting digital is not a vast difference in budget. Not yet. The post production workflow for digital is just as complicated as it is for film, and the on-set work flow is actually more cumbersome for digital. A digital crew frequently has more people than the same film would shooting on film. Also, I guarantee that a Red Camera would curl itself into a ball sucking its thumb after about ten seconds of the conditions you described. Again, digital cameras are frequently just as touchy, if not more so, than their celluloid counterparts.

  • Sept. 4, 2012, 11:08 p.m. CST

    I know it's heresy, but

    by mullymt

    I'd love it if somebody upconverted LoA to 3D.

  • IMAX introducing 4K projectors only this year. You would think that Harry's publishing articles on IMAX and restorations would actually result in some technical grasp of what he's pimping.

  • Love Doctor Zhivago as well, but I don't think it holds a candle to Lawrence. There's just zero comparison in my mind. Both were great for their time, but Lawrence holds up far better.

  • Sept. 5, 2012, 1:48 a.m. CST

    Lawrence Of Arabia is...

    by Darkness

    Cinematic perfection! It's infinitely better than some of the wank we are fed today. Craftsmanship and quality; which is sadly benign in todays epic offerings. You could say that, "The Lord Of The Rings Trilogy", or, "There Will Be Blood" - two very diverse set of films, or four, if you're counting "Rings" in a singular context - are comparitive in scope. Oh and, 3-D is an absolute fucking fad. It was nice when it started Mr. Cameron, but now it's some tacky, cheesy, two-bit gimmick. Thank christ! Mr. Nolan is the only one with common sense.

  • Sept. 5, 2012, 1:55 a.m. CST

    Michael Fassbender for Lawrence in the (unnecesary) reboot.

    by jake the muss

    That is all.

  • Sept. 5, 2012, 1:56 a.m. CST

    Lawrence is better than Zhivago

    by Lourdes Galan

    Fact!

  • So many sequences are just jaw-dropping, and they really, really don't make 'em like this anymore…

  • Sept. 5, 2012, 3:42 a.m. CST

    Lawrence is a brilliant dark psychological journey

    by Winston Smith

    It amazes me how so many people praise it yet so few mention just how fucking DARK the movie is... I guess if it's IDEAS and not people's eyes being ripped out it doesn't count? It's one of the great psychological explorations ever put to film. It's also arguably the greatest technical achievement ever put to film. It's my personal favorite film along with Unforgiven, A Clockwork Orange, Blade Runner and The Big Lebowski. And yes... I would watch it in 3D. After all, the best part of Prometheus was the part with Lawrence in it.

  • That BARAKA Blu-ray is like watching LIEMAX at home.

  • Sept. 5, 2012, 6:24 a.m. CST

    The Best

    by Kentucky Colonel

    Seeing this in 70mm at the AFI Silver five years in a row. How I miss DC in August!

  • Sept. 5, 2012, 7:22 a.m. CST

    London showing??

    by Ben

    Anyone know when this will be showing in London?? I can't find any info online.

  • Sept. 5, 2012, 8:54 a.m. CST

    battybrain, you have the nerve to call me an idiot when your own post is full of misinformation?

    by Turd_Is_Floating_Underneath_The_Gravy

    35mm, or film in general, save the IMAX format, does NOT contain more detail than 4K resolution. 2K, yes, but not 4K, which we are dealing with here. This is another lie that the film purists continually foist upon the masses. 35mm is, in fact, considerably less in resolution despite what film luddites will tell you. Once 8K is introduced it will equal even the traditional IMAX film format for clarity. An image is not locked at its original resolution 'by definition' either. Once converted to a digital intermediate, the original negative can be upscaled. Good grief, man, do your research, and educate yourself in the basics of digital film formats.

  • Sept. 5, 2012, 8:59 a.m. CST

    The only problem, however, is that the layman will not see the 4K format

    by Turd_Is_Floating_Underneath_The_Gravy

    As someone pointed out above, most of these digital prints are downgraded to 2K because most theaters are too cheap to upgrade to the superior projection method.

  • Sept. 5, 2012, 9:07 a.m. CST

    Zhivago overrated

    by Brian Hopper

    The first half of Lawrence is perfect. The second half is surprisingly dark, not nearly as satisfying as the first half, but nonetheless brilliant. Lawrence > Zhivago

  • Sept. 5, 2012, 9:11 a.m. CST

    Saw Lawrence once at the Cinerama Dome (pre Arclight) in 70mm and

    by Brian Hopper

    it damn near reduced me to a quivering wasted piece of jelly. All those pristine desert shots that are so PERFECT they seem like they must be CGI, but aren't. Truly awe-inspiring.

  • Most common tactic from people who love bad movies and want to look legit in their lack of taste is to say "I love Lawrence Of Arabia, so my opinion of my favorite bad movie is valid". And if not "Lawrence of Arabia", then it's "The Godfather". Example: i love Tranformers and my opinion is valid because i also love "Lawrence Of Arabia". It's weird few people call upon this fallacy. I'm so tired of this fallacious tactic. To the point it's now hard for me to see the difference between those who truly love this movie and those who just use it's prestige to uphold bad movies and their bad taste in cinema. So sad.

  • Sept. 5, 2012, 9:57 a.m. CST

    Harry? Or entropy_tango? 70MM or 4K?

    by Sprell

    I live in L.A. and may have the opportunity to choose between 70 MM and 4K. Harry wrote, "I've no doubt that the 4K print is going to be gorgeous...but it will not be the amazement of a pristine 70MM projection." entropy_tango wrote, "Having seen both the 70mm restoration, and the new 4k print, the 4k restoration (if seen in a 4k theater) is an order of magnitude more impressive than the original 70mm presentation. There is depth and detail there that no photochemical release print was ever going to be capable of reproducing." Started to research the issue, and here's what I've found (so far...): http://www.film-tech.com/cgi-bin/ubb/ultimatebb.cgi?ubb=next_topic;f=16;t=000859;go=older

  • Sept. 5, 2012, 10:27 a.m. CST

    love me some eye shadow in 70mm

    by MISTER RUMBLES

  • Sept. 5, 2012, 10:41 a.m. CST

    4K is better

    by the_rising

    But only because the 65mm stock of that time is not as good as the 65mm stock of today. Reports from industry people who recently had a chance to compare them in the same theater/same screen report 70mm sound seemed better, but that the 4k projection was noticeably superior to the 70mm. That being said, it's also been noted that Samsara, which was shot with modern 65mm stock, has aliasing issue at 4k because it cannot handle the extreme detail inherent to the negative. The director made a decision not to filter the image for 4k projection and that has resulted in all sort of problems.

  • Sept. 5, 2012, 10:42 a.m. CST

    My top six in no particular order

    by RedJester

    2001:A Space Odyssey Tree Of Life (almost went with Thin Red Line) Lawrence of Arabia There Will Be Blood Rear Window Eternal Sunshine (almost went with Synecdoche, NY)

  • Sept. 5, 2012, 10:47 a.m. CST

    Today's generation of movie goers will never watch it.

    by magazoid

    Today's self absorbed generation who's attention span is measured in mega bites won't sit still for this movie. Hell, they can't stay off the cell phone for more than 5 minutes! let alone 4 hours.

  • Sept. 5, 2012, 11:08 a.m. CST

    Having seen this for the first time only a few months ago...

    by Bill C.

    ...and admittedly going "Damn, why haven't you watched this before now?", I would love to see it on the big screen just once. Can someone hook me up with a fake passport in time to get a flight to London next week?

  • Of course, if he is a no-show to his "favorite movie ever" or isn't interested in viewing it with his "peers", that's a dead giveaway as well.

  • Sept. 5, 2012, 12:27 p.m. CST

    by Cobra--Kai

    redjesters top six, what no love for POLICE ACADEMY?

  • Sept. 5, 2012, 12:32 p.m. CST

    Luddite?

    by Battybrain

    I said this idiotic statement was the idea of up-resing an image. What you are talking about is akin to saying you'd take 1080p and convert it to 2K or 4K. Can't be done. Youre limited by the innate limitations of the recording medium. Thinking anything else on that matter is both factually and logically backwards. And, as I mentioned, it's not really apples to apples. That said, I have done research, and the independent reviews (ie, not from camera companies) have all put 35mm slightly ahead of 4k resolution. That puts 70mm way ahead. The "Luddites" you refer to would be the ASC cinematographers who test these things for a living. Precious few of them even have an option to shoot film any more, but they do know far more than either of us about the subject. http://www.cinematography.net/edited-pages/Lines_Per_Millimeter_Of_Resolution_Of_RedOne_Camera.htm My first post was overly combative in tone. For that I apologize. But the facts are he facts.

  • Sept. 5, 2012, 1:18 p.m. CST

    Cobra--kai, I take it you're mocking my list.

    by RedJester

    Whatever. Those are the films that have moved me/inspired me most in my life. Deal with it.

  • Sept. 5, 2012, 2:44 p.m. CST

    8K Scan

    by Tassium

    Apparently the 8K scan revealed some fine concentric rings on the neg, due to the intense heat in the desert apparently. Software being used to remove the "imperfection"

  • Sept. 5, 2012, 3:55 p.m. CST

    About 3 month ago, by hance i rewatched "Lawrence Of Arabia"

    by albert comin

    I was vising a friend, and he was having trouble with some shelves,and the other friend was handy with that stuff, and 3 guys would be a crowd, so i took my leave and checked the blu-ray library that friend had, and found Lawrence Of Arabia. I decided to check it out just to see how it looked on HiDef. And what was just supposed to be five minutes to check the quality, i stayed for the whole movie. i just couldn't stoped watching, i was mesmerized. Nearly 4 hours later, i had rewatched pure cinematic magic. And my friends were still hanging shelves.

  • Sept. 5, 2012, 4:56 p.m. CST

    @ true_american

    by qwsdqwedq sdbcjhdwiuvdh

    hope u didnt get fucked up the ass by an arab - must have hurt ur feelings playa

  • Sept. 5, 2012, 4:58 p.m. CST

    @ harry_cox

    by qwsdqwedq sdbcjhdwiuvdh

    and i think john williams purloined a few musical motifs from the score of LOA

  • Sept. 5, 2012, 4:59 p.m. CST

    @ harry_cox

    by qwsdqwedq sdbcjhdwiuvdh

    ya john williams stole a few themes for star wars episode IV, from LOA

  • Sept. 5, 2012, 9:30 p.m. CST

    Fargin A!!!!! Saw Lawrence of Arabia

    by Obi Wanna Cannoli

    years ago in a old renovated theater in Detroit. It included the long intermission as well. I remember how in awe I was at the cinematography on the big screen. I also remember I drank waaaaaaay too many Cokes due to thirst. This is definitely a movie worthy of restoration. Well, after all the Alvin and the Chipmunk movies and every Vin Diesel movie... :)

  • Sept. 5, 2012, 10 p.m. CST

    This is showing on October 4

    by Eddie_Hitler

    ... at the AMC Lennox in Columbus, OH.

  • Sept. 5, 2012, 10:57 p.m. CST

    Things to watch for in LOA

    by Wotopian

    I've seen this film in 70mm multiple times and it seems I keep discovering things in it that I didn't notice before. At the last screening, I noticed that just after Omar Sharif says "God be with you English!", Sharif rides off, we only see the sky, and then the camera pans down and we see O'Toole in the distance riding on his camel. I think it's possible that this was done in one take, without a cut. Anyone else think so? Another was when Anthony Quayle emerges out of a shadow way off in the distance to join up with O'Toole at their first meeting. He had always appeared to me to be walking out but I realize now that he's actually on his camel. This may not be noticed unless you see it on the big screen. Anyone else discover cool things they hadn't noticed before on multiple viewings of LOA?

  • Sept. 5, 2012, 11:10 p.m. CST

    Things you discovered after viewing LOA more than once

    by Wotopian

    The last time I saw LOA (in 70mm), I noticed that right after Sharif says goodbye to O'Toole at the well, we see a blank sky and then the camera pans down to see O'Toole riding on his camel in the distance. It occurred to me that it's possible this was done without a cut. A really clever thing by Lean if so. Another thing I noticed was when Anthony Quayle (Colonel Brighton) emerges out of the shadow in the distance, he is on his camel and not just walking out as I had previously thought. Anyone else discover interesting things only after seeing LOA more than once?

  • Sept. 6, 2012, 3:29 a.m. CST

    my top 6

    by lv_426

    1) Alien 2) Aliens 3) Aliens 4) Alien 5) Aliens 6) Alien

  • Sept. 6, 2012, 3:44 a.m. CST

    Cobra--kai's top 6 flicks

    by lv_426

    1) The Karate Kid 2) The Karate Kid, Part II 3) Whaaaa (aka: The Karate Kid, Part III) 4) The Next Karate Kid (the one with Hilary Swank replacing Ralph Macchio) 5) Police Academy (tied with) Leonard Part 6 6) The Karate Kid remake with Jaden Smith