A Recommended Bibliography on Lawrence of Arabia

Anderegg, Michael: David Lean. Boston, MA: Twayne Publishers, 1984.

Brownlow, Kevin: David Lean: A Biography. London: Richard Cohen Books, 1996.

Castelli, Louis P. and Caryn Lynn Cleeland: David Lean: A Guide to References and Resources. Boston, MA: G. K. Hall and Co., 1980.

Caton, Steven C.: Lawrence of Arabia: A Film’s Anthropology. Berkeley, CA: University of California Press, 1999.

Crowdus, Gary: “Lawrence of Arabia: The Cinematic (Re)Writing of History,” Cineaste, Vol. XVII, No. 2, Fall 1989.

Crowdus, Gary and Alan Farrand: “Restoring Lawrence: An Interview with Robert Harris,” Cineaste, Vol. XVII, No. 2, Fall 1989.

Crowdus, Gary: “The Writers Guild of America vs. The Blacklist,” including first publications of “Lawrence of Arabia: Elements and Facets of the Theme” by Michael Wilson and “Apologia” by Robert Bolt, Cineaste, Vol. XXI, No. 4, Winter 1995.

____________: “Just Make It Marvelous, Freddie: An Interview with Freddie Young,” Cineaste, Vol. XXI, No. 3, Summer 1995.

____________: “The Films of David Lean on Laserdisc,” Cineaste, Vol. XXII, No. 2, Summer 1996.

____________: “The Editing of Lawrence of Arabia: An Interview with Anne Coates,” Cineaste, Vol. XXIV, No. 2, Spring 1989.

Dmohowski, Joseph F.: “Unfinished Business: Michael Wilson’s “Seven Pillars of Wisdom” Screenplay. Film History: An International Journal, Vol. 24, No. 1, 2012.

Fowlie, Eddie and Torné, Richard: David Lean’s Dedicated Maniac: Memoirs of a Film Specialist. London: Austin & Macauley Publishers, 2010.

Hodson, Joel: “Who Wrote Lawrence of Arabia?: Sam Spiegel and David Lean’s Denial of Credit to a Blacklisted Screenwriter,” Cineaste, Vol. XX, No. 4, Fall 1994.


Hodson, Joel C.: Lawrence of Arabia and American Culture: The Making of a Transatlantic Legend. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1995.

Jackson, Kevin: Lawrence of Arabia (a BFI Film Classics title). London: British Film Institute, 2007.

Kent, Howard: Single Bed for Three: A Lawrence of Arabia Notebook. London: Hutchison and Co., 1963.

Lawrence d’Arabie: Un film de David Lean. L’Avant-Scène Cinéma issue #553-554, Juin/Septempre 2006. Paris: L’Avant-Scène Cinéma. (Robert Bolt’s shooting script in French, plus a Dossier of related texts).

Leclerc, Christophe: Lawrence d’Arabie: Ecrire l’histoire au cinema. Paris: L’Harmattan, 2001.

Maxford, Howard: David Lean. London: B. T. Batsford, 2000.

Michalek, Laurence: “The Arab in American Cinema: A Century of Otherness,” part of a supplement on The Arab Image in American Film and Television, Cineaste, Vol. XVII, No. 1, Spring 1989.

Moraitis, Catherine: The Art of David Lean: A Textual Analysis of Audio-Visual Structure. AuthorHouse, 2004.

Morris, L. Robert and Raskin, Lawrie: Lawrence of Arabia: The 30th Anniversary Pictorial History. NY: Doubleday, 1992.

Organ, Steven, editor: David Lean Interviews. Jackson, MS: University Press of Mississippi, 2009.

Phillips, Gene D.: Beyond the Epic: The Life & Films of David Lean. Lexington, KY: University Press of Kentucky, 2006.

Pratley, Gerald: The Cinema of David Lean. NY: A. S. Barnes and Company, 1974.

Prüfer, Sabine: The Individual at the Crossroads: The Works of Robert Bolt, Novelist, Dramatist, Screenwriter. NY: Peter Lang, 1998.

Rosen, Miriam: “The Making of Omar Sharif: An Interview,” part of a supplement on The Arab Image in American Film and Television, Cineaste, Vol. XVII, No. 1, Spring 1989.

Santas, Constantine: The Epic Films of David Lean. Lanham, NJ: Scarecrow Press, 2012.

Silver, Alain and James Ursini: David Lean and His Films. Hollywood, CA: Silman-James Press, 1992 (second edition).

Stollery, Martin: Lawrence of Arabia (York Film Notes). London: York Press, 2000.

Turner, Adrian: The Making of David Lean’s Lawrence of Arabia. London: Dragon’s World Ltd., 1994.

____________: Bolt Bolt: Scenes from Two Lives. London, UK: Hutchinson, 1998.