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Lawrence of ArabiaA Film's Anthropology$
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Steven Caton

Print publication date: 1999

Print ISBN-13: 9780520210820

Published to California Scholarship Online: May 2012

DOI: 10.1525/california/9780520210820.001.0001

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Introduction The Teatro del Lago and After

Introduction The Teatro del Lago and After

(p.1) Introduction The Teatro del Lago and After
Lawrence of Arabia

Steven C. Caton

University of California Press

This introductory chapter discusses Lawrence of Arabia. It first tries to understand the power this film has in touching many people's lives. It then discusses dialectical criticism, subjectivity, and the relationship of the work of art to its technological production and economic contexts, in relation to Lawrence of Arabia. It takes note of the multiple and critical spectator positions in the film before presenting an outline of some of the following chapters.

Keywords:   Lawrence of Arabia, dialectical criticism, subjectivity, technological production, economic contexts, work of art, spectator positions

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