Lawrence of Arabia

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British Film Institute, Jun 1, 2007 - Performing Arts - 127 pages
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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. 

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Kevin Jackson is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and a Companion of the Guild of St George. His previous publications include Withnail & I (2004).

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