Lawrence of Arabia (1962)

The Hollywood epic that grappled the complicated questions of colonialism and morality.


Episode Notes

In the new episode of Flashback, movie critics Dana Stevens and K. Austin Collins discuss the epic Lawrence of Arabia (1962), directed by David Lean.

Other titles mentioned in the episode:
Seven Pillars of Wisdom
2001: A Space Odyssey
Saving Private Ryan
Ben Hur (1959)
The Ten Commandments (1956)
Marvel’s The Avengers (2012)
The Bridge on the River Kwai
The Lord of the Rings trilogy
Doctor Zhivago (1965)
Brief Encounter
Ryan’s Daughter
Dedicated Maniac
Passage to India
The Elephant Man (1980)
Out of Sight (1998)
A Man for All Seasons (1966)
Nicholas and Alexandra (1971)
Birth of a Nation (1915)
The Searchers (1956)
Suddenly, Last Summer (1959)
Citizen Kane (1941)
There Will Be Blood (2008)
Funny Girl (1968)

Casablanca (1943)
The Parent Trap

On the next episode: Nancy Meyers’ The Holiday (2006).

Comments or suggestions? Email us at flashback@slate.com

Production by Chau Tu.


About the Show

Every two weeks, film critics Dana Stevens (Slate) and K. Austin Collins (Rolling Stone) revisit notable films from the past—movies outside of the current releases and that have influenced modern culture and canon—and analyze them with a contemporary, critical eye.

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  • Dana Stevens is Slate’s movie critic.

  • K. Austin Collins is a film critic for Rolling Stone and a crossword constructor for the New Yorker and the New York Times.