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Lawrence of Arabia

Live From the Marrakech Film Festival

Marshall Fine | Posted 12.11.2014 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

You've been to Ouarzazate, Morocco -- at least visually -- even if you don't know it.

Planes, Fire and Rescue: Disney Does It Again! Well, Sort Of.

Carole Mallory | Posted 09.15.2014 | Entertainment
Carole Mallory

Seated amidst an audience of mini people, I wondered what I was doing at this screening. When I put on my 3D glasses and sat back to munch my popcorn,...

What We Can Learn From Lawrence of Arabia

Bill Moyers | Posted 08.30.2014 | Politics
Bill Moyers

Not for the last time in the Middle East would disaster come from the blundering ignorance and blinding arrogance of foreign intruders convinced by magical thinking of their own omnipotence and righteousness. How soon we forget. How often we repeat.

If There Are U.S. Air Strikes, They Should Not Be For the Purpose of Propping Up the Failed Iraqi State

William Bradley | Posted 08.19.2014 | Politics
William Bradley

While the Iraqi military, with some help from Iran and the U.S., may be able to hold on to what is left within its purview, it's hard to see it reclaiming much territory without major foreign interventions. Which could easily backfire, both for Tehran and Washington, the only capitals which might be involved.

Cows, Sacred or Otherwise: Another Overrated Movies Blog

Jon Eig | Posted 08.11.2014 | Entertainment
Jon Eig

We all have one. Some of us have two or three. It may be a movie. It may be an actor. But there's no doubt there is some film-related icon that you just don't get. Everybody else loves it, or him, or her, but not you.

Here's The Real Reason Gravity Was Such a Great Movie

Galanty Miller | Posted 06.08.2014 | Comedy
Galanty Miller

No, the reason I liked Gravity is because it was short. The entire movie clocks in at 85 minutes. I pressed the "play" button on my DVD remote. And an hour-and-a-half later I was back at my job as Jaden Smith's personal assistant.

Discovering Jordan

Clint Johnston | Posted 03.26.2014 | Travel
Clint Johnston

Jordan may be a small country but it is jam-packed with amazing sites.

8 Amazing Places Made Famous by Lawrence of Arabia

minube | Posted 02.17.2014 | Travel
minube

As film lovers the world over mourn the passing of Peter O'Toole, many of us are taking the time to revisit one of the legendary actor's greatest works: Lawrence of Arabia, a film whose adventurous spirit and exotic locales also inspired scores of travelers to seek out their own life-changing voyages.

Peter O'Toole Before Lawrence of Arabia

Jane Isay | Posted 02.15.2014 | Entertainment
Jane Isay

His posture, his diction, his height -- what a presence. We understood why he was being called the next Laurence Olivier.

Ireland's Favorite Loiterer

Aaron Vallely | Posted 02.15.2014 | UK Entertainment
Aaron Vallely

A raconteur, a bon viveur, a perfect bastard, an embellisher, a shameless womaniser, a graceful chatterbox, a part-time monster and a part-time saint, he was also a master of his craft and he earned the status of artistic genius. Inside him he had slices of Joyce, quarts of Wilde, bits of Behan, slaps of Shaw, and remnants of Yeats.

Visiting the Set of "Game of Thrones" and "Lawrence of Arabia" in Morocco

Karin Badt | Posted 02.02.2014 | Entertainment
Karin Badt

The Marrakesh International Film Festival, in conjunction with the Moroccan National Tourism Bureau, treated 60 journalists and film industry professi...

Can Bosra Still Beckon History Buffs to Syria?

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 09.16.2013 | World
Magda Abu-Fadil

Looking through stacks of old pictures today, I came across a set I shot in Bosra, Syria, 23 years ago showing stately, if worn, internationally recog...

Oscarmania! (Or Not): A Political Stew on Light Simmer

William Bradley | Posted 04.27.2013 | Politics
William Bradley

Even before Jack Nicholson introduced the first lady of the United States to present the award for best picture, this year's Oscars had developed an unusual political cast to it, both in personalities and in substance.

DVDs: Lawrence of Arabia Still Dazzles With Intelligence

Michael Giltz | Posted 01.29.2013 | Entertainment
Michael Giltz

It was two in the morning and I just wanted to check out the picture and sound quality of this new restoration. Almost against my will, I was mesmerized once again by one of the most intelligent, complex and fascinating depictions of an historical figure on film.

PHOTOS: In Search Of The Real Lawrence Of Arabia

John Oseid | Posted 11.15.2012 | Travel
John Oseid

This week, fans of Lawrence of Arabia celebrate the release of the 50th Anniversary Collector's Edition. Unraveling fact from fiction has never been easy when it comes to Lawrence, but now fans can take the authenticity game all the way to Jordan, as I did recently, and trace Lawrence's tracks literally right down to the rail lines that he routinely sabotaged in helping throw the Ottomans off the Arabian Peninsula.

The Best Long Movies Ever?

AP | CHRISTY LEMIRE | Posted 10.25.2012 | Entertainment

LOS ANGELES -- "Cloud Atlas" encompasses six stories over a span of 500 years and features an enormous cast of A-list stars playing multiple roles. Th...

Bond at 50: Skyfall's Notable Premiere Harkens Back to Bond's Late Imperial Beginnings

William Bradley | Posted 12.24.2012 | Entertainment
William Bradley

The Bond film franchise returns to celebrate its 50th anniversary with Skyfall. Daniel Craig is the best actor to play Bond. He is highly credible in the action sequences, while bringing depth, darkness, decency and a dry humor to the role.

Dan Rather In His Own Voice

Tom Alderman | Posted 12.22.2012 | Books
Tom Alderman

We seem to iconize certain newsies which is maybe why we have two new biographies in audio and print about veteran television newsfolk: Walter Cronkite and Dan Rather.

Robert Pattinson IS Lawrence Of Arabia?

The Huffington Post | Christopher Rosen | Posted 07.28.2014 | Entertainment

Robert Pattinson is serious about becoming a serious actor. On the heels of working with David Cronenberg in "Cosmopolis," Variety reports that he's b...

In Prometheus, Why Does David Identify Himself with Lawrence of Arabia?

Quora | Posted 08.14.2012 | Entertainment
Quora

David's final act before his injury also demonstrates his hunger to be praised. We don't really know what he says to the Engineer, but, like Lawrence, he suddenly bears the burden of a translator/communicator between two cultures.

Birthday Tribute: Albert Finney's Finest

John Farr | Posted 06.04.2013 | Entertainment
John Farr

Finney cares a great deal about his work, but very little about publicity. Nominated five times for an Oscar, he has never once attended the ceremony.

WATCH: Stewart Calls On Geraldo To Lead Libyan Rebels

Posted 06.07.2011 | Comedy

Geraldo Rivera made headlines this week after being caught in the crossfire between the Libyan military and rebels on Sunday. The incident, which lef...

Lawrence Of Arabia Detailed In New Biography

AP | ANN LEVIN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

"Hero: The Life and Legend of Lawrence of Arabia" (HarperCollins, $36), by Michael Korda: With each day bringing fresh news of tribal feuds, double-de...

ReThink Interview: Alex Gibney

Jonathan Kim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jonathan Kim

It's safe to say that Alex Gibney is easily among the five best documentary filmmakers in America, if not the world, with Michael Moore and Errol Morr...

The Best Original Movie Scores By Farr

John Farr | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
John Farr

Surveying the historical span of filmmaking, the use of original music appears more prevalent from the dawn of sound through the 1970s -- or perhaps it's just that the scores themselves were more memorable over this period.