Academy celebrate Lawrence of Arabia’s 50th

Jun 28, 2012 by Ian Evans

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will screen the U.S. premiere of a new digital restoration of Columbia Pictures’ 1962 Best Picture winner Lawrence of Arabia on Thursday, July 19, at 7:30 p.m. at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills.

The screening will feature an introduction by Grover Crisp, Sony Pictures’ executive vice president in charge of film restoration, and a special video message from Oscar®-nominated actor Omar Sharif. Digitally restored by Sony Pictures Colorworks, the film will be presented from a newly created 4K Digital Cinema Package.

The classic film earned a total of 10 Academy Award® nominations and won seven awards. In addition to the Best Picture award, it received Oscars® for Color Art Direction (John Box, John Stoll; Set Decoration: Dario Simoni), Color Cinematography (Fred A. Young), Directing (David Lean), Film Editing (Anne Coates), Music — Music Score, substantially original (Maurice Jarre), Sound (Shepperton Studio Sound Department, John Cox, sound director), and nominations for Best Actor (Peter O’Toole), Actor in a Supporting Role (Omar Sharif), and Writing — Screenplay based on material from another medium (Robert Bolt, Michael Wilson).

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