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Lawrence of Arabia: A Film's Anthropology

Lawrence of Arabia: A Film's Anthropology
Author: Steven C. Caton
ISBN 13: 9780520210837
ISBN 10: 520210832
Edition: N/A
Publisher: University of California Press
Publication Date: 1999-04-13
Format: Paperback
Pages: 316
List Price: $33.95

"Caton's imagination was deeply affected by the power of Lawrence of Arabia, a cinematic classic that he knows intimately . . . and analyzes intelligently. Having read his multi-layered critique of Lean's epic masterpiece, we'll now be viewing our old favorite with new insight and appreciation."—L. Robert Morris and Lawrence Raskin, coauthors of Lawrence of Arabia: The 30th Anniversary Pictorial History

Vivian Sobchack

Caton effortlessly weaves together discussions of transnational film production, post-colonial theory, and American British and Middle-Eastern history with a more personal focus on masculinity...This brave and honest book not only illuminates the complex ambivalence of a single mainstream epic but also reveals the dialectical dynamics in both filmmaking and spectorship.