"Lawrence of Arabia (1962)" Movie Review Essay & Film Analysis

Not the easiest to perceive the film David Lean, a length of 4:00, filmed in 1962, who took 7 Oscars (for best film as well) with incredible music Maurice Jarre , made an indelible impression on me, and it's not the events of the Arab uprising, and not even in the First world war, during which the film is developed, the matter is entirely different ... well, first things first.
I think everyone who considers himself a fan of the movie, at least once in life, but I have to make time for this, I am not afraid of this cl Peninsula, a masterpiece that influenced the film industry as a whole (argue what you like, but George Lucas, undoubtedly inspired by this band to create a planet of Tatooine). Just want to pay attention to the technical aspect of the work, because it is perfect, especially I was impressed by the work of the operator Freddie Young, which made the movie memorable in every way. Mind is not understandable, they had to run the set command in a real desert, but as the result shows, it was worth it - all of this can be seen in the incredible beauty of the picture, the Arab atmosphere that can not recreate in the studio and is a combination of blue sky and white sand. ..oh and ah! Until the chills! Another interesting fact is that all the characters transitions occur from left to right, as it were, giving the viewer food for thought about the fact that this is a film path, the film-traveling
I think meaningless to speak further about the technical side of the film - and so clear. it is delightful not only for its time, but also for our! Synopsis? Thus, the action takes place in Arabia during the First World War and, as you might guess from the name, the central character stands Lawrence, a British intelligence officer, who made a great contribution to the Arab Revolt (by the way, is a real historical figure!), The role of which performed Peter O'Toole, who played here is just brilliant (yes, yes, yes! that's brilliant! I did not immediately come to this conclusion, but, on reflection, I realized, that it was he who did it!), and here is where they begin the pitfalls that do not see the first time that uzhno notice and understand.
It would seem that it is a dry, almost 'documentary' film about the war in which only a battle, strategy development, action, fights, explosions, strikes, murder, death, attempts to unite the Arab tribes, conflicts! Yes, it's all there, but ... the film completely about it. It's hard to believe, but the 'Lawrence of Arabia' tells how I feel about taking himself, his essence, that showed us through the prism of the war and the inhuman conditions of life in the desert. Sometimes it is difficult to accept yourself for who you really are, sometimes almost impossible, unrealistic, and the fear of realizing this shiver in silent horror, and add to this the huge bubble of public pressure, which can then burst, should not so look or say something wrong ...
Lawrence feels squeezed among officers and slouched, afraid to look into the eyes of the other men in his entourage, he was not comfortable walking in their official form, everyone believes it 'not so 'he does not want to use a gun (let aux him, what is the Freud to put the oblong objects) and tries to get rid of him at the first case, but ... worth it to be surrounded by Arabs, who go to the 'skirts', should he himself put on on the 'skirt', we immediately see how his eyes begin to shine shoulders straighten, so that there is - it is like a delighted little girl fashionable dress, worn in his new robes, beaming smile as he suddenly discovers a British officer, and he is doing what? Immediately concealed, like a girl! You understand what I
Or here's another episode that is richly etched in my memory: Lawrence at the beginning of its path through the deserts hurried to get rid of the gun, giving him his guide - Lawrence himself did not like the gun or he's trying to convince himself? but when, then in the officer's headquarters, he talks about the murders, he recognized how much he liked to shoot a gun ... it was more than the recognition of the fact that he liked bloodshed, no ... it was a recognition of his own entity. Perhaps I put meaning where there is none, but it seemed to me, it's incredibly symbolic and add the game O'Toole, so in general it is impossible to force yourself to think that it is not. Remember more episodes of the Turkish overseer, with a dirty sheepskin coat, an officer with a pipe in a conversation scene at the fountain, the complete absence of women in the picture, the fact that Lawrence kept pacing between the to return to civilization, to the officers, or stay in the desert with the Arabs ...
I remind you that all these facts the creators do not leave us in the face - if they are hidden behind a translucent screen of the war, through which you can only see the silhouettes of thoughts and ideas that the authors wanted to convey . If these details are not ignored, it can leave the perception does: Well, a modern viewer notices the difference of gait in different situations? Who will pay attention to the ratio of the gun? Who will understand what lies behind the fluff tip of the rod, which is going to carve delicate skin Lawrence? Who will be able to feel the emotion of Lawrence, when he first puts on Arab clothes and not in a hurry to shoot it, being among the officers? It was not accepted to speak publicly in 1962 of non-traditional sexual orientation people, so I think that in the film, this fact simply encrypt - who want to understand will understand
course, silly to say that such a monumental creation tied. only the orientation of the main character and making it a given, but it is, I believe, one of the key things of the whole work; individual lines require mention of the strong, even touching relationship with the Arabs, fight scenes, and do the events that took place in the days of the imagination ... but this is a must see themselves - as I said, this movie you need to see at least once life
9 out of 10

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