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I've got the restored Lawrence of Arabia on BD and it is incredible to look at on my 70" screen.

Despite the age of the film Lawrence of Arabia is one of my demonstration BDs. David Lean was a master! No director ever lived who put more beautiful images on film.
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I don't want to buy the BD now, only to buy it again (4k) in a few years. Though I will say, I won't go any higher than 4k. Triple-dipping is expensive...
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Hey, it's $10. That 4K isn't gonna look any better unless you have a 200" screen... wink.gif

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Amazingly the newest BD of Lawrence Of Arabia is often priced at $10. It is excellent. I remember how bad the DVD versions kept looking in each iteration.
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Hey, it's $10. That 4K isn't gonna look any better unless you have a 200" screen... wink.gif
That's what projectors are for. But the 1080p BD for only 10 bones IS pretty tempting....

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Despite the age of the film Lawrence of Arabia is one of my demonstration BDs. David Lean was a master!
Agreed.

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That's what projectors are for. But the 1080p BD for only 10 bones IS pretty tempting....
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No director ever lived who put more beautiful images on film.

I would argue for Terrence Malick,among others, but Lean is most certainly no slouch, to put it mildly.
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Despite the age of the film Lawrence of Arabia is one of my demonstration BDs.
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Which director(s) do you believe has produced film even more beautiful than Lean's?
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I would argue for Terrence Malick,among others, but Lean is most certainly no slouch, to put it mildly.

That's why I said "more beautiful." I agree that Malick has given us breathtaking images in his films but as beautiful as they have been I would be unwilling to say that they were more beautiful that Lean's. As beautiful? Probably, but not more beautiful. If I was guilty of using a lawyer weasel word, I plead guilty. smile.gif
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That's why I said "more beautiful." I agree that Malick has given us breathtaking images in his films but as beautiful as they have been I would be unwilling to say that they were more beautiful that Lean's. As beautiful? Probably, but not more beautiful.
Do you realize we have set the stage for something the internet is MOST famous for?
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Do you realize we have set the stage for something the internet is MOST famous for?
Yup, a pointless argument.biggrin.gif

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CLASSIC, indeed. It was even funnier the second tome I read it than it had been the first. smile.gif
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That was never five minutes just now.
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Okay, I give. I'll be turning in my movie-geek card at the front desk on my way out with my cardboard box full of Lebowski, Animal House, Airplane!, and Anchorman catch-phrases. Help a brother out...? redface.gif
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Okay, I give. I'll be turning in my movie-geek card at the front desk on my way out with my cardboard box full of Lebowski, Animal House, Airplane!, and Anchorman catch-phrases. Help a brother out...? redface.gif

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Thanks for that! All these years later, it is easy to forget just how funny and creative the young Monty Python players were. For example, I think Monty Python and the Holy Grail, which I have on BD, is a great comedy, in a class with, Dare I say it?, The Big Lebowski (which I also have on BD).
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Thanks for that! All these hears later, it is easy to forget just how funny and creative the young Monty Python players were. For example, I think Monty Python and the Holy Grail, which I have on BD, is a great comedy, in a class with, Dare I say it?, The Big Lebowski (which I also have on BD).

My top comedy list would have to include, off the top of my head and at a minimum:

The Big Lebowski
Animal House
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Young Frankenstein
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I think Monty Python and the Holy Grail, which I have on BD, is a great comedy, in a class with, Dare I say it?, The Big Lebowski (which I also have on BD).

As if? As if there is any question that MP and the Holy Grail doesn't belong in the top class? biggrin.gif
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Thanks for that! All these hears later, it is easy to forget just how funny and creative the young Monty Python players were. For example, I think Monty Python and the Holy Grail, which I have on BD, is a great comedy, in a class with, Dare I say it?, The Big Lebowski (which I also have on BD).

Dare, dare!
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As if? As if there is any question that MP and the Holy Grail doesn't belong in the top class? biggrin.gif
And who when walking on some forest path hasn't hidden themselves behind some tree or bush in order to call out to unsuspecting passersby, in a brave yet restrained voice, the hallowed words: "Nee ... nee...".
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Beaten by seconds.
And is it Ni or nee...?

edit: I think it is ni. But spoken as "nee nee" just satisfies my phonetically needy brain.

(And, yes I have, on (proper) occasion, taken the opportunity to perform the noble duty of The Knights Who Say Ni.)
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I have googled MP & PO'T to find a connection to no avail.
Except that they were both British, and seemed to each hold a high regard for the comedic value and healthy use of irreverence.

My apologies.





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