The Huntley Film Archives presents rare behind the scenes footage from the set of Lawrence of Arabia. The film is raw, but it’s cool to see legendary producer Sam Spiegel arrive by private plane and chat with director David Lean.
Cinephilia and Beyond also posts a couple of beautiful black and white production stills. The ingoing 5 month shooting schedule ballooned to 2 years and 3 months, including stints on locations 150 miles from the nearest city. As Ryan Lattanzio notes: “they don’t make ’em like they used to.”
“Wind, Sand and Star: The Making of a Classic,” a publicity promo featurette created to accompany the original release of the film, makes for good additional viewing alongside the Huntley Archives footage.