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Alphabetical Movie – Lawrence of Arabia

Some movies just need to be seen in a movie theatre.

As home video becomes more and more prevalent, it is hard to understand that movies are movies for a reason.  Yes, I love watching films on my video screen at home.

But that experience is an entirely different one from watching a film projected on the big screen.

If you haven’t seen Lawrence of Arabia in 70mm, for instance, you haven’t really seen it at all.

In one remarkable shot, the camera simply focuses on the desert.  The shot is held for a long time and nothing changes.  Slowly, a figure becomes apparent in the distance and the shot is held as that figure grows.

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