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Lawrence Of Arabia: A Desert Odyssey

“All men dream, but not equally…” T.E.Lawrence  The word “epic” is bandied about too easily these days. Along with its running mate “awesome”, its value has been cheapened by everyday use. But certain films have cause to claim that word as their primary definition, for no other will suffice – such a film is Lawrence […]

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The Great Unmade? Trouble In Paradise: David Lean’s Bounty

  Popular myth, partly propagated by the great director himself, would have it that David Lean withdrew completely from film-making after the critical drubbing he received for Ryan’s Daughter, only to emerge, reputation restored in 1984, with A Passage To India. In fact, he spent four years trying to make an epic two part film, […]

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