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David Lean United Kingdom, 1962

Stefan Drees's rating of the film Lawrence of Arabia

In its interaction of color, light, photography and music the beginning of the desert sequence with the sunrise around minute 18 is one of the most magical moments ever created in the history of cinema. If you see this you get an idea why Freddie Young’s camera work and Maurice Jarre's score are so important for this film and why David Lean gives room for a long musical introduction as well as for an interlude.