Episode 3: Lawrence of Arabia (1962)

This week, the guys talk about David Lean’s 1962 epic Lawrence of Arabia. They explore not only the grand visual spectacle that Lean was able to capture and turn into a massive success at a brisk four hours, but the way that Peter O’Toole was able to deliver such a nuanced and dynamic performance that charts T.E. Lawrence’s life through a sea of self-doubt from eccentric mapmaker to megalomaniac demi-god over the course of the film, and the implications that the performance has as a statement on the nature of man and destiny. The guys have a great time discussing a virtually unanimous classic and come to find that they might not all feel the same about it. Also, they reveal what their own desert mirages would be and the worst places to find sand after a sandy adventure like ol’ Larry’s.

Lawrence of Arabia (1962)
Director
David Lean
Stars
Peter O'Toole, Alec Guinness, Anthony Quinn, Omar Sharif

Selected By
Clark

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Aired Friday, April 10, 2015
This week, the guys talk about David Lean's 1962 epic Lawrence of Arabia. They explore not only the grand visual spectacle that Lean was able to capture and turn into a massive success at a brisk four hours, but the way that Peter O'Toole was able to deliver such a nuanced and dynamic performance that charts T.E. Lawrence's life through a sea of self-doubt from eccentric mapmaker to megalomaniac demi-god over the course of the film, and the implications that the performance has as a statement on the nature of man and destiny. The guys have a great time discussing a virtually unanimous classic and come to find that they might not all feel the same about it. Also, they reveal what their own desert mirages would be and the worst places to find sand after a sandy adventure like ol' Larry's.

Lawrence of Arabia by the Numbers

Check out this infographic compiling lots of interesting facts about David Lean’s 1962 classic Lawrence of Arabia. If you’ve ever wondered just how long Peter O’Toole was in each costume, the awards recognition the film received, how much money it cost to make and how much money it made, but you just couldn’t find all of that information in one place, we’ve got you covered.

Check out this infographic compiling lots of interesting facts about David Lean's 1962 classic Lawrence of Arabia. If you've ever wondered just how long Peter O'Toole was in each costume, the awards recognition the film received, how much money it cost to make and how much money it made, but you just couldn't find all of that information in one place, we've got you covered.

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