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    Actor Peter O'toole just passed away today. He...

    Actor Peter O'toole just passed away today. He was 81. Nominated eight times, O'toole never took home anything except an honorary award given him in 2003 for his contribution to film. So long, Peter....
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    There was a time when the viewing process hit...

    There was a time when the viewing process hit rock bottom. I don't know if they had any "bowling alley" cinemas near you (I called them that because they were long narrow corridors where the center...
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    The choice of format was an important one for...

    The choice of format was an important one for David Lean, who discussed his decision at length with Freddie Young. Shooting the film on 65mm film is an arduous one as the film is very large and bulky...
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    Speaking of Wes Anderson, I love the trailer to...

    Speaking of Wes Anderson, I love the trailer to his new film - Grand Budapest Hotel. Looks as intriguing as "Moonrise Kingdom."
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    I just love reading your posts (said a fan with a...

    I just love reading your posts (said a fan with a sigh). Your fluid use of the English language makes this blog far more important than I originally intended. Thanks for all of your comments, Chris....
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    Wish I could go, Chris. 4 K resolution I've heard...

    Wish I could go, Chris. 4 K resolution I've heard is quite detailed - as good as 70mm. I'd go in a heartbeat. I love the film... so many great scenes... clutching a rock until you think he's going to...
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    You're absolutely right, Chris. I believe the...

    You're absolutely right, Chris. I believe the same thing happened to Kennedy as well. Biographers tended to focus more on Kennedy's dalliances instead of his accomplishments or failures as a...
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    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dahoum ...

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dahoum


    http://illkeepyouposted.typepad.com/ill_keep_you_posted/2010/12/colonialism-and-homosexuality-6-lawrence-of-arabia-dahoum.html
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    Call it the curse of Lawrence - O'toole played...

    Call it the curse of Lawrence - O'toole played the role of his life - basically downhill from there - nominated eight times and never won. Albert Finney, turned down the role of Lawrence for Tom...
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    No man hath greater honor than recognition....

    No man hath greater honor than recognition. Thanks. ws
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    Doctor Zhivago - an artistic masterpiece

    DOCTOR ZHIVAGO (1965) – directed by David Lean

    “We can’t have [Zhivago] sitting around at desks, writing poetry, reading poetry… that would be such a bore. He must be a witness to life, the...
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    LAWRENCE OF ARABIA - the art of cinema

    LAWRENCE OF ARABIA (1962) – directed by David Lean


    “Wisdom has built her house; she hath hewn out her seven pillars.” Book of Proverbs


    “Lawrence of Arabia” is probably one of the greatest...
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    Bridge on the River Kwai - birthing an epic

    “BRIDGE OVER THE RIVER KWAI” (1957) – directed by David Lean

    “Are they mad, or am I going mad? Or is it the sun?” Major Clipton, the English doctor (James Donald)

    This will be an extensive...
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    David Lean Part II - Master of the film epic

    Lean owed a great deal to his comeback career to Alexander Korda. However, Korda's next project, adaptation of Richard Mason's novel, "The Wind cannot read" did not appeal to Lean, especially when...
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