Lawrence Of Arabia
It is catalogue number CDR 10055CE.
Hero Michael Korda's Hero is an epic biography of the mysterious,Englishman whose daring exploits made him an object of intense fascination, known the world over as 'Lawrence of Arabia. Full description
Even if you subscribe to the view that the words 'classic' and 'masterpiece' are banded around with too much regularity, surely it's hard to quibble with them being applied to David Lean's exquisite Lawrence Of Arabia. A genuine epic, the multi-award winning film sees Peter O'Toole in the title role of Lawrence, whose journey we follow, inevitably enough, through Arabia.
Based on the true story of the building of a bridge on the Burma railway by British prisoners-of-war held under a savage Japanese regime in World War II, The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957) is one of the greatest war films ever made. The film received seven Oscars, including Best Picture, Director, Performance (Alex Guinness), for Sir Malcolm Arnold's superb music, and for the screenplay from the novel by Pierre Boulle (who also wrote Monkey Planet, the inspiration for Planet of the Apes).