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24September 6.20PM

Film

Ryde Film Club

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Commodore Cinema
2 Star Street
Ryde
PO33 2HX

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Directed by David Lean over three years and relased in 1962. With Peter O'Toole, Alec Guinness, Anthony Quinn, Jack Hawkins, Omar Sharif, José Ferrer, Anthony Quayle, Claude Rains, and Arthur Kennedy.

Based on British Army intelligence officer TE Lawrence's real war story: uniting and leading disparate Arab peoples during World War I, getting them to fight the Ottoman Empire, the British Empire's foe.

A heady mix of orientalism, Arabs fighting one imperialism to help another, pluck, derring-do, fatalism, and epic landscape. Add O'Toole's charismatic, blue-eyed performance to those of the other principal actors - Omar Sharif among them - and this is a film not to be missed.

This is the full, 225 minute version - hence the early start time; there will be an interval.

Lawrence of Arabia won seven Academy Awards, including Best Director for David Lean; and Best Music, Score - Substantially Original for Maurice Jarre.

Image courtesy of Park Circus.

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