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...waiting to exhale~

[Click on above image to enlarge]
ahhhhh.....quite a perfect view, for me at least!
yup, after too much rain pouring on my zipcode!

The dry desert sand & warm golden sunset
never looked this sexy...
if you know what I mean~ehem*
The above could be one of my favorite scenes from the great 1962 classic, "Lawrence of Arabia" one of the most brilliant piece of film making! There are certainly too many gorgeous+genius shots to praise (after all it's a 4-hour long film!) and the mirage sequence could be the most famous I think; in which a human figure begins as a tiny speck, but then rides ever so closer on a camel with no music...only haunting dramatic silence! But my favorite[click here to watch]: when Lawrence is just granted a chance to locate the Prince in hopes of learning more about the intentions of the natives...well, he stares at a lighted match, exhales so gently, and suddenly the camera switches* to a beautiful sunset in the Arabian DRY desert scene...~ahhh yesssss...exhale
~XOXO*
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-Pic found via biggestaple & africatravelpictures.com

33 comments:

Jan said...

Beautifully described.
Sad to say never watched it all the way through.
Must try harder (sending myself to the bottom of the class)
:(

Bob said...

I agree, it's a gorgeous film, and a young Peter O'Toole is deelish.

NorthWestLondonGirlInTheCountry said...

Fabulous film, I watched it with middle chap very recently from beginning to end, he was enthralled. I feel warm just thinking about it now....

Frau said...

I hope you are drying out....sorry about the mess and loss of stuff. ((Hugs))

The Cottage Cheese said...

Beautiful images. These look so appealing to me right now too. Enough of the rain and flooding! I feel just awful for you, hope that you guys have been able save most of your stuff. We're lucky to be on a hill and haven't had any problems, but some friends of mine just renovated their basement then it flooded for the first time since they've lived there (for about 12 years).

Chic 'n Cheap Living said...

Lovely pictures. I just saw Breakfast at Tiffany's on the plane and was reminded that I really want to see more classics!

Couture Carrie said...

So gorgeous!
A classic film ~ must see it!

xoxox,
CC

Style Artisan said...

Sad to say that I have never seen this classic, but you just inspired me to do so!

Michael Rivers said...

I've never seen this. I should put it on my list. I'm SO ready for spring. We've had one long, cold winter!

Kwana said...

So sexy and lovely. Thanks.

kpeach said...

beautiful images xo

Marcos Batuecas said...

I want to go to that dessert at least for two days to get relax
:)



kiss

Leah said...

I will definitely watch this film... you made me want to. And I love the images. Such visual delights!

Shaddy said...

Ahhh...I'm intrigued and enticed to view this classic movie due to your compelling description.

I'm glad you're not dwelling on your wet feet but are looking for enjoyment elsewhere.

That proves your great resiliency!

Saving Capulet said...

whoaa the pictures are lovely, I'll try to look that movie up and watch it :D

Bathwater said...

I just love, love, love your header image! I hope you feet are dry and that your fingers are not pruned from cleaning!

Laura Trevey said...

I hope everything is getting dried out now ~~
xoxo

Sal said...

Another classic I've never seen! Must add it to my list ...

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The Haute-Shopper said...

A beautiful view and I agree.. that's one of the best moments of the movie! Although I'm sure the magic disappears once you're attacked by killer scorpions ;-) But the most beautiful thing about the desert is getting a full view of the stars at night...

Clorivak said...

hahahaa...you are funny. i need to check out this brilliant film.

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Hanako66 said...

such a great film!

Melissa Blake said...

A new must-see movie for my list!! Thanks! xoxo

drollgirl said...

i finally watched this movie a few years back. i LOVED IT! absolutely amazing! and those blue eyes of his were just shocking!

Phoenix said...

GAH! I still need to see this!

bananas. said...

i've never seen that film but those images intrigue me. so pretty!

hope you're doing good darling. hugs.

OceanDreams said...

I have never seen this but I will have to check it out - like the pics!

Dustjacket Attic said...

A truly amazing film I have to say, Peter O'Toole was outstanding. The first photo is great enlarged.
xxx

Iva said...

Lenore! such a beautiful post, as always. I haven't seen this movie..yet, but now of course I will clearly have to. Thank you so very much for all your lovely posts! They are always so creative, beautiful, and so informative too, in an amazing way. much much much <3 to you always.....hope you are ok ;)

Poetikat said...

We watched this movie a number of years ago (on widescreen, of course) because we had never seen it and it won best picture the year my husband was born. (Mine's "West Side Story").

It is really spectacular in every sense of the word, isn't it? And wow! Those clear blue eyes of O'Toole are just like an oasis in the desert, aren't they?

Luv,
Kat

Sam said...

David Lean and Peter O'Tool and Omar's finest hour for sure! That scene when Omar is a dot on the horizon and you just sit there and watch as he gets bigger and bigger - pure magic - totally agree! Now to check out your fave scene - thank you!! XOXO's

Dumbwit Tellher said...

You are spot on about that shot..it's simply perfection. When I met my husband this was & still is his favorite film. Truly a memorable piece of history. x