Bare skin of the upper chest is of a dead lady is shown, though it’s no nudity intentions.
One man rips off another’s clothes (the character is only shown shirtless/from the chest up), then comments on how “very fair” his skin is while touching his chest. The scene is suggestive, but menacing rather than erotic. However, it is strongly implied, without anything actually being shown, that the character whose shirt is ripped off is raped.


Film review:Translated by www.rabudo-ru.com


I adored the film and hated it; I fell in love with it five years ago and hated it four years ago. Up to now, I haven’t glanced at it for three years; However, as a real fan, when I found that the film was being released in Washington, a little far away, I found that I couldn’t sit in my dormitory and wait for its release period to pass as if nothing had happened; I want to see Lawrence of Arabia on the big screen, because the film is tailor-made for the huge screen – as Ebert wrote, the small computer screen is like trapping a giant in a small Matchbox; As a real fan, it’s like visiting the legendary pyramid – when you return, you will feel that your life is a little more complete.

——I have maintained a love hate relationship with this film for a long time; Maybe we’ll keep this relationship going. Lawrence of Arabia is the highest achievement of David Ryan in his life. It is composed of the best script, the best performance, the best camera and the best music. It is fused into a four hour epic by the most rigorous perfectionist director with talent and magic. Its rhythm is very slow and solemn, just like a king. Taking the steps of an emperor, it introduces you to the most ruthless story. It’s called a biographical film, but it’s not about the real Lawrence. The real Lawrence is a more noble and better person than Lawrence in the film; But the film does not explore the depths of Lawrence’s soul. Director David Ryan has a story to tell. Lawrence’s name and experience are just the carrier of the story – it’s necessary to create a Lawrence different from the truth, although it’s not fair for Lawrence and our memory of him – but the film is not about history; It’s about stories.

AFI’s silver theater screened Lawrence of Arabia every Sunday evening at 7:30pm from July to August 2009. As the cinema was far away from Washington, the kind SX students offered to drive with me. He had never seen this film that tested his endurance, so I wanted to see his reaction to it… To my surprise, there were a lot of people in our screening hall, men, women, children and all kinds of people, including many Jews, sitting in rows waiting for the start of a 220 minute film in 1962. Really, it was a surprise.

I watched Lawrence of Arabia in the cinema for the first time and Lawrence of Arabia with so many people for the first time. When someone laughs, everyone will laugh together. Sometimes the whole theater will be silent: you can’t help laughing with so many people who can’t see their faces but sit around you, hold your breath and be integrated into a fictional world.

Lawrence of Arabia has really become another film on the big screen.

You see everything the director wants you to see – a thrilling small black spot on the huge screen, a moving man in the boundless orange sandy world. All the details you can’t find on the computer screen – who knows there are so many complex and unique lines on the winding giant sand dunes—— A line of black dot camel team, soft texture of fine sand and silent night sky with twinkling stars are all clearly shocking. I always knew that the photography of this film was very beautiful, but I never knew it was so beautiful. I can’t count how many ways Freddy young has to capture the boundless sand sea, clear sky, hot sun and towering God like steep mountains and rocks, but each picture is like a new amazing discovery. When you are knocked down by that picture, you can’t help but take a breath. The vague and heterogeneous beauty can’t be described in words. The melody floating on the sand sea has a burning color. It gently fluctuates along the curve of sand dunes, melodious and magnificent – “Lawrence’s Melody”, as people call it, imitating “Laura’s Melody” in doctor Zhivag “- the mood of music bursts out at the climax, just like a red rising sun, It shines against the vast orange desert.

Maybe because of the huge screen, maybe after three years, I think I can finally see Ryan’s story clearly: before, I thought Lawrence of Arabia was a dramatic parabola, elaborating Lawrence’s dramatic rise and fall in four hours; This is a misunderstanding. In fact, it is a bitter medicine wrapped in sugar – only bitterness remains when it is completely saccharified.

Lawrence of Arabia is divided into two parts. I once regarded the upper part as half of the rise of a parabola, full of success, joy and glory; The lower part is the process of falling, with failures and tragedies until our protagonist crashed to the ground like a meteorite. I thought the film explored such a curve: how a person’s inner nobility and perseverance led him to glory, and how his defects led to his fall. Of course, this is the most straightforward interpretation, but it missed the theme of the film. If we measure Lawrence worldly with the yardstick of success and failure, he will be a much smaller figure than reality. The famous journalist Lowell Thomas (the historical prototype of American journalist Jackson Bentley in the film) once portrayed Lawrence as the uncrowned king of Arabia, but Owen Howe despised Lawrence as a “stainless steel version”, shiny and cheap.

This is not a lesson about success and failure; It is not about personal motives and human shortcomings; Not about lofty aspirations and cruel reality; In this film, there is an Englishman dressed in Arab clothes, half noble and half absurd. Ah, but a man’s reach should exceed his grasp, or what’s a heavy for It seems that it can just outline Lawrence who is not nearly rational. He was a young lieutenant in World War I. because he knew Arabic, he was sent to the camp of Arab prince Faisal as a British Arab liaison officer. However, he dreamed of overthrowing the Turkish government that had ruled the Arab for 600 years, recapturing Damascus, the former Arab capital, and rebuilding an independent and unified Arab state to reproduce the glory of the Arab Empire 900 years ago. Lawrence, in his bones, is an Oxford history graduate who reads a little too many books. Such a grand goal is doomed to failure from the beginning. However, Lawrence is such a crazy, patient and talented dreamer; He came to this land, he wanted to give the local people a country, and he did so.

The story goes like this: Faisal, who led the Arab revolution, had an “army” composed of Bedouin nomads, but this primitive army was about to be blown up by Turkish aircraft and artillery; Lawrence quietly led the 50 Bedouins of Faisal through the “impassable” Nefud desert, combined with the howitat tribe at the other end of the desert, and raided Aqaba, an important port town in Turkey from behind. On the journey, Lawrence transformed from a small civilian officer sitting in the office into a blue eyed Arab leader dressed in the clothes of Mecca chiefs; On the camel, he can ride farther than any native Bedouin. He can endure the fierce desert more than any Bedouin. In order to save people, he has completed what no Bedouin dare to do; He wore the clothes of the Arab Emirates and adopted the customs of the local people. Under his gentle and sensitive appearance, there is a fever: he can bear any pain, he can do anything to achieve his goal – to create a country. His extraordinary perseverance won him the respect of Bedouin people. Benevolence made him loved by people. The success of the surprise attack on Aqaba not only saved the Arab revolution, but also made him supported by various Arab tribes. With Aqaba as the base, he wanted the supply of British weapons and equipment, led the Bedouin tribe to haunt between the deserts, destroyed the Turkish railways, cut off each other’s supply, and forced the Turkish army who interrupted food in the desert to retreat without war. Aqaba gave the Arab revolution a foothold; Later, Lawrence’s guerrilla railway destruction gradually sent the Arab army northward, while ensuring that there were only the least casualties on both sides. Laurence, still gentle with blue eyes, elegant white robes, gold belts and daggers, can imagine that among the Bedouins who worship him madly, his status is like a demigod.

Many people will inadvertently make this unfortunate mistake and confuse Lawrence in the film with the real – the real Lawrence is shy. He supports Arab independence and the Zionist movement. A humanitarian believes that life is above all else. However, more importantly, the film absorbs the experience of real Lawrence, but misses the essence of real Lawrence as a leader. After reading Lawrence’s biographies and letters, more and more people are amazed to find that he originally had the best quality of a leader: his amazing sense of responsibility, his maddening selflessness, His courage and vulnerability to shoulder the burden of conscience “The desert magnet attracts Lawrence because he loves its emptiness and its absolutely desolate existence – his indifference and selflessness are a mystery that no one can understand. If a leader imposes his desire on the LED group, he will no longer simply serve the interests of this group. And Lawrence, perhaps what he really wants to be, is A human mirror reflects perfect things without leaving a trace of “self”. In the war, he took on too heavy responsibilities – exaggerated, unrealistic, and self imposed responsibilities: to Britain, to Arabia, to Turkey, to his own side and to the enemy’s death and injury, to the supply of women and children left behind in every Bedouin village, and to the construction of a unified Arab state. “Lawrence of Arabia” is not really “Heroes created by the times”. In fact, it is more “inevitable”.

Lawrence on the screen does not have such a grand sense of responsibility, but he has a great self in his heart. In the film, Ryan gives his Lawrence a secret and strong personal motivation: he is an illegitimate son of the Victorian era. Driven by the shame of his birth, only by completing those heroic, legendary and even miraculous deeds can he comfort his idealist self-esteem. This desire to make an extraordinary career, like a string of puppets, runs through the whole film and has led Lawrence from Cairo to Damascus. The conquest of Aqaba and the success of attacking the railway made Lawrence’s status and self-esteem soar. This is the most romantic and glorious moment of heroism. Heroes triumph and everyone cheers. But glory is just a thin sugar coating wrapped in bitter medicine.

Beyond the glory, there are reality and war. There are successive misfortunes and pains. There were some people Lawrence had to kill, one of whom was the Arab he risked his life to save, and the other was the Bedouin boy who followed him; Another boy was introduced into quicksand by him (how can quicksand appear in Sinai desert? It is estimated that only lane in the world knows the answer). The cruelty of war is poured down like a basin of cold water. At this time, Lawrence will deeply fall into the depths of his soul, close up like a clam, don’t speak, don’t move, blurred eyes, and live alone in his own universe. Another reality is that those brave Bedouin nomads love Lawrence, but most people don’t understand the meaning of “country” and “freedom”; Lawrence brought them the glory of victory and rich booty. When the weather turned cold, they went home for the winter with full harvest and threw Lawrence and the Arab revolution on the yellow sand.

Your people are scattered. What are you going to do—— Asked Lawrence’s British colleague.

Go north—— Lawrence said.

There are only twenty of us. What are you going to do—— Ali of the Harris Department asked in the windy stone castle of azlak.

Go north and take della—— Lawrence said.

——Why?

——Because of need. Because when the British army invaded Jerusalem, the Arab army needed to enter Deraa.

He has that calm enthusiasm. Twenty, two hundred and two thousand people may not make much difference to him. If it was necessary to take della, an important town in the north, he would try to take della alone, even if he was alone. The real Lawrence is obviously not so stupid, and Ryan affected Lawrence’s arrogant and inferiority nerve in order to justify himself. So Lawrence sneaked into Deraa, an important military town in Turkey, to prove to his 20 Arab comrades in arms that Lawrence is not an ordinary man who can only do ordinary things. If he decides to bring the Arab revolution into Deraa, he can do what he says.

As a result, he was arrested and tortured in Deraa. No one really knows what happened that night, but some tragic event must have happened to him, because his soul has carried a deep and huge scar since then. He was not recognized and the Turkish soldiers threw him back into the street. When Ali picked him up from the street, he was a badly damaged man.

When he captured Aqaba, he tried to leave Arabia, as if he had foreseen how terrible his own fanaticism would be; General Ellenby of England kept him. Leaving the stone castle of azraq, with an unhealed wound, he asked to resign again: but no, Allenby counted on his Arab army to act as the right wing for the British army. You are extraordinary, Ellenby coaxed that Lawrence of Arabia will be famous all over the world, and you will know who Ellenby is only by checking historical data. Then there is politics: Arabs cannot get Damascus, Arabs will not be independent; Because Britain and France have made a treaty to divide the land equally after the war. There is such a mural in the headquarters of Allenby that Apollo’s son was killed driving his father’s carriage in order to be arrogant and arrogant. Lawrence, who was tall and straight, went to the front of the huge mural and raised his head to tell Ellenby: burn the politicians’ papers, because Damascus will be the capital of Arabs.

He returned to Arabia, a man ground and damaged by war, more crazy than ever before. Tall camels, bright white robes, golden head ropes and belts, blue eyes and bright purple flags, Lawrence’s melody is stirring; The desert echoed with the cries of hundreds of Arabs: Lawrence Lawrence, endless. This is the final sprint of the Arab army to Damascus. They must seize the ancient capital before the British troops in Allenby arrive. This tall Englishman in Arab robes is openly against his country; Britain wanted Arabia, and Lawrence wanted to take it back even if he became a traitor. Arabia is for Arabs themselves.

——Who are you? who are you? Someone in the film once shouted to Lawrence.

——He was a civilian officer and an emir; He is a genius and a fool; He is a citizen of the British Empire, but he is deeply trapped on the other side of the world.

The scattered Turkish army bloodwashed Tarar’s village in retreat. When Lawrence’s troops later arrived to witness the tragedy, the damaged man lost control.

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