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My husband is obsessed with "Lawrence" and ordered this DVD. We watched it in two sittings. Ralph Fiennes is so georgeous in this movie. He plays T.E. Lawrence and, according to my husband, Lawrence's family says that he was very accurate at capturing T.E. Lawrence's manner in this film. It's an interesting look into a backstory of how France and England negotiated their ownership in the middle east.
While the first "Lawrence of Arabia" is a sweeping epic, the sequel is something else altogether. "Lawrence of Arabia" focuses on Lawrence the hero, whilst "A Dangerous Man" Focuses on Lawrence the man. "Dangerous Man" is a personal Drama, and more of a character study on Lawrence than the first film. The film focuses on Lawrence's experiences with Prince Feisal at the 1919 peace conferance. Despite the death of his father, Lawrence continues to fight for the freedom of the arabs. Lawrence also struggles to write "The seven pillars of wisdom", his personal memoirs. Fiennes shines as T.E. Lawrence, and delivers a performance which almost surpasses Peter O'toole's Legendary performance in "Lawrence Of Arabia". It is a great film, and a worthy follow up to "Lawrence Of Arabia".
[08/11] Mein größtes Problem mit diesem Film ist die Tatsache, dass ich ihn einfach nicht wirklich verstanden habe. Der Ton ist so schlecht, dass ich manchmal wirklich rätseln musste, was gesagt wird. Die Performances von Ralph Fiennes und Alexander Siddig sind allerdings sehr emotional und mitreißend.
An ok movie however he did not seem very dangerous to me in ths film(Ralph Fiennes that is).He was an interpreter for the arabs .Anyway -I probably would not watch it again.
A bevy of great performances and a fascinating choice of plot doesn't quite elevate this tv movie above its competitors. The script is loosely focused and serves mainly to introduce us to as many facts we didn't know about Lawrence. The plot threads become looser and looser as time goes on, leaving one to wonder why the film ends as it does. The saving grace is the performances along with the character analysis that attempts to comprehend the man known as Lawrence of Arabia. It is undoubtedly a more accurate portrayal than the epic film, but while that film's Lawrence was more fascinating this one feels more real. And he's still a walking contradiction.
This is as good as a made for TV sequel to the David Lean classic is going to get. Lacks the drama of the original, but has the brains and Fiennes is excellent.
Counldn't really get into it but the history was interesting.
Lean made the great film about TE Lawrence in the 1960's. This British TV Film concerns Lawrence after he became famous from his wartime exploits. It couldn't be more different to the Lean film- there are no action scenes under the hot sun or sand-caked, noble savage Arabs.
This Lawrence is a man back in 'civilisation', haunting the imperial boardrooms of Paris and London, the heart of the British Empire, and in defence of which he had originally sprung into the desert in the First World War. It is Lawrence the failure, a man made dangerous as the title of the film suggests by his regret at offering up his promised Arab independence on the altar of Empire.
This film is about Lawrence the man, not the myth as promoted by the Lean film. But I'm not sure it's really any more successful. The turgid dramatising of the Peace talks doesn't help, and while Lawrence's relationship with the Arab Emissary Prince Feisal (played memorably by Star Trek DS9's Siddig El Fadil) is explored more fruitfully, by the end I got the feeling that Lawrence was still as much of an enigma. And casting Fiennes (in his first major role) doesn't help- he is a fascinating, incredible actor, always dark and filled with creeping danger, which he fully exhibits in this role; but also always impenetrable. Still, at least this film, unlike Lean's earlier monumental epic, really attempts to uncover the personal enigma that was Lawrence.
Not quite the same as the film with Peter O' Toole but still enjoyable to watch. There's a lot of speculation over the relationship between Lawrence and Prince Feisal and Lawrence's homosexuality. Ralph Fiennes as always is a marvelous actor. Film is definitely worth a try.
It doesn't detract from O'Toole's masterpiece, it builds on and adds to it, and it does it well.