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AFI #7 - Lawrence of Arabia

Im cheating a bit. The flick isnt quite done, but Im \m/ starving and I have every intention of running down the street to Ufood Grill the second the credis roll.

This is prolly the movie I had the most reservations about when I first saw the list. Granted, that's mostly due to the fact that I hadnt realized just how many 3+ hour movies there were. Also, a friend of mine back in college had tried going thru the AFI list, starting at one and counting up. He gave up at Lawrence after about 3 unsuccessful attempts at watching it. Rather daunting indeed.

Turns out, the miniscule bit I thought I knew about this film, wasn't even accurate. I'd always assumed that the Muppet Babies were parodying Lawrence in this episode (important part starts at 6:00), but apparently not. I just assumed lots of sand, Kermit in a turban, that's what it had to be.

So I did kinda set myself up to not really get into it, mostly by lining up a few little side projects to work on the meantime. But once I settled into it, it wasn't so bad. It wasn't so greatly interesting either. Not sure if its cause I glossed over so much of the beginning or because I really didnt give a \m/, but I couldnt really follow any of the politics of it.

Characters seemed okay. Particularly liked the young servant guys. And points for Alec Guinness.

Sorry, I know I promised to be more comprehensive when I wrote up the top ten, but I really can't think of anything else 'cept that chicken sandwich waiting for me down the street.


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