Ed Driscoll

The Sun's Anvil

The newly reconstituted Libertas links to an exceptional essay by Anthony Lane on the great David Lean, whose troika of epics–The Bridge on the River Kwai, Dr. Zhivago, and of course, the staggering Lawrence of Arabia made the phrase “the thinking man’s blockbuster” not an oxymoron for a brief period in movie history.

Killer passage here:

Lean is talking about the crossing of the Nafud desert, the