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4.3 out of 5: This masterpiece is 3h 30m long and was inspired by Star Wars

It won seven Academy Awards (out of 10 nominations), including Best Picture and Best Director in 1962, and is on the State Library of Congress’ list of culturally significant films to be preserved for future generations. A well-deserved place since its release, Lawrence of Arabia has influenced filmmakers such as George Lucas, James Cameron, Denis Villeneuve and many others.

The epic story directed by David Lean left an indelible mark on the world of cinema, especially with the delivery of adventure stories that make us think about the existence of distant places and amazing exploits.

Star Wars, Avatar, Dune, but also Prometheus and Spy, which I fell in love with, were the biggest influences Lawrence of ArabiaAn epic that continues to interest the world of cinema and especially science fiction.

Inspired by a true story

During World War I, British officer Thomas Edward Lawrence, brilliantly played by Peter O’Toole, is responsible for liberating the Arabian Peninsula from the Turkish army. To do this, he joins the Arabs by adopting their way of life, which earns him the trust of Prince Faisal, played by Alec Guinness. He also gains the sympathy of other tribes, but later his friendship with the people will be tested when he discovers the long-term intentions of his fellow tribesmen.

The film’s story is inspired by the life of the real-life officer Thomas Edward Lawrence, and to bring this story together, screenwriters Robert Bolt and Michael Wilson have reimagined a fascinating story from this difficult war story. Add to that Maurice Jarre’s music, which only enhances what we see on screen, in addition to the brilliant costumes and breathtaking sets.

And if the experience could be exhausting due to its length (3 hours and 36 minutes at the same time!), it benefits from a certainly charming cast that immerses us in the most immersive adventure without time passing. Indeed, on the one hand, legendary Peter O’Toole embodies the hero with intensity and compassion, whileAlex Guinnesswho would later take on the role of Obi-Wan Star Wars, brings balance and wisdom – and sly cynicism! He is.

A legacy that reached a galaxy far, far away

As our colleagues at AdoroCinema remind us, however Lawrence of Arabia Not entirely unique when it comes to desert environments, cinematographer Freddie A. Young still managed to bring out the best in this hot environment, even influencing Frank Herbert when he was writing. Dune who ended up describing this dry, inviting atmosphere with precision and expertise, a specific desert that has also appeared on the big screen – most recently in Dune: Part Two.

In turn, the visual jewel that George Lucas suggested Star Wars relies directly on several separate passages Lawrence of Arabia. Indeed, the sequences on Tatooine are particularly reminiscent of the setting in which British soldiers and Arab tribesmen operate in the film. David Lynn. Similarly, the look of Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill) is clearly inspired by the look of Lawrence himself.

As for the latest Rogue One and The Rise of Skywalker, both films share a common filming location with Lean’s, as some of their notable scenes were shot in the Jordanian desert of Wadi Rum.

Another detail worth noting is La Plaza de España in Seville, which c Lawrence of Arabia Presented as a British military base in Cairo, in Attack of the Clones it is a magnificent building on the planet Naboo.

Finally, the second episode of The Boba Fett Book features a similar sequence in which Lawrence and the Arab Army stop a Turkish train, but this time with Boba (Temuera Morrison) and the Tuscans.

influence Lawrence of Arabia Obviously, it doesn’t stop there – and it’s not limited to the above examples. As a true work of art, rated 4.3 out of 5 by AlloCiné viewers, we have no doubt that the feature film will forever continue to influence generations to come.

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Source: Allocine

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