Lawrence of arabia
starring Mr. Peter O'Toole
Early in the movie, Peter O'Toole's character in the movie (as Lawrence of Arabia) is accused of being a "traitor" who is too much wanting to be on side with the Arabs - even though he earlier in the movie described "the people of Arabia" as "a small people, a silly people - greedy barbarous and cruel!" (he said do upon witnessing the execution of an Arab tribesman who drank water from the wrong well - as it turns out. Oh well by the end of the movie he decides "I do not wish any Arab friends at all!" - his experiment in assimilating amongst them albeit as supreme leader - a dismal failure to his in his own mind and to his own spirit ultimately. Lawrence would be happy to know that water is now much cheaper - thanks to the abundance of oil - meant to benefit all in the region of course - equally, why not
This movie gives mainly a poor display of the beginnings of civil societal ideas of the more modern genre around some parts of the Arabian desert locales and surrounding parts I gather. Hollywood never did do the Arabs much justice in this regards. I have to protest in this regards, given my own experience with some of the greatest, nicest warmest and most civil and downright truly most caring folks I've met along the way have been from Lebanon and maybe one or two even from Palestine and elsewhere around the region too, certainly I say. We surely shouldn't lump all together despite different merits in this regard with respect of the issues raised in this movie and in everyday viewing. Having misguided ideas which taint all could again result in needless and costly wars that lack fundamental justice when the wrong folks are also targeted in what is included for such acts of aggression it seems, against folks in the broader area I would suppose. Michael Rizzo Chessman (moviesbyrizzo) !