Watching it for 3 1/2 hours was well worth it.
Needless to say, it is classic and epic in many levels: story, performance, cinematography, score. Everyone knows this. It won the Best of Frickin Everything in its year of inception!
What was personally remarkable for me was the idea of selecting the story of T. E. Lawrence, a British Army officer, as film plot. The thought was special and, in a way, daring because they must have known that this film will be talked about and it would make such an impact in the industry.
And I liked how the film makers picked out the most eventful and “theatrical” scenes of his life. It painted a poignant story, starting the film with his death, and ending it with an order to go home.
It’s a cool film. Watch it.
Link to the trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RQA_ldX0VI0