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Lawrence of Arabia. The name itself conjures far more than the stunning performance by Peter O'Toole in David Lean's 1962 film of the same name. It conjures words like "epic," "groundbreaking," "landmark," and a host of superlatives that point to Lawrence of Arabia as one of a handful of films that vie for the title of greatest ever.

Sony Pictures Entertainment recently finished a 3-year process culminating in a stunning 4K restoration of this masterpiece, completed just in time for the film's 50th anniversary. Guided by Sony Executive Vice President Grover Crisp, the massive restoration project engaged cutting-edge technology and expertise from Sony Colorworks DI facility as well as Prasad Corporation and MTI Film, working together on a newly scanned negative. One of the most beautiful films of all time is now more gorgeous than ever.

Remarkably enough, Lawrence of Arabia was first restored in 1988, in a process supervised by director Lean and the film's editor, Anne V. Coates. While the process at that time was able to camouflage a number of major problems, the 4K scan in 2009 made apparent how much work was still ahead of them to prepare Lawrence for its 50th anniversary celebration.

Consider this story required reading for anyone interested in cutting edge technology in general, and certainly for anyone looking for deeper insights into one of the true pinnacles of filmmaking.


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