Chapter

“Travelling Circus”

Steven C. Caton

in Lawrence of Arabia

Published by University of California Press

Published in print April 1999 | ISBN: 9780520210820
Published online May 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780520919891 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1525/california/9780520210820.003.0002
“Travelling Circus”

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This chapter studies the international dimensions of filmmaking, which have been widely ignored by film studies. It identifies the advantages of international filmmaking, and examines Lawrence of Arabia as an international film of the 1950s from the perspectives of the foreign government, national technical crews and extras, and the producer. It shows that Hollywood's film industry has always depended on international production. This chapter also discusses the film's reception, the film's director, David Lean, and one of the non-Western actors, Omar Sharif.

Keywords: international dimensions; international filmmaking; international production; film's reception; Omar Sharif; David Lean

Chapter.  16843 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Anthropology

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