Lawrence of Arabia is a 1962 British-American epic adventure drama film based on the life of T. E. Lawrence. T.E. Lawrence, an obscure lieutenant who served in Cairo in World War I, is sent to evaluate (valutare) the military capabilities of the Arabian tribes in resisting (che resistono) the Turks because of his knowledge (conoscenza) of Arab language and culture and general lack (mancanza) of discipline. He instead impresses Prince Faisal, succeed in (riecse) crossing (attraversare) the terrible desert, and taking the port of Aqaba from the unsuspecting (che non sospettano) Turks. The film follows his military success: he breaks into (irrompe) Turkish rail lines (trincee), brings together the fighting Arab tribes and beats (batte) the British forces to Damascus. He takes part in massacres and does not hide(non nasconde) his homosexuality. It’s the story of a complicated warrior (guerriero), brilliant and bloodthirsty (assetato di sangue), and his role in one of the great conflicts of history. A young and almost unknown Peter O’Toole is Lawrence of Arabia, the protagonist who shares (condivide) the scene with the magnificent and pitiless (senza pietà) desert with its endless dunes (dune senza fine). It was directed by David Lean with the screenplay by Robert Bolt and Michael Wilson; the dramatic score (testo musicale) is by Maurice Jarre. It won seven Academy Awards (Oscar) and is widely (ampiamente) considered one of the greatest and most influential films in the history of cinema. It was shot (girato) in Jordan, Morocco and Spain.