One of the most famous kasbah (forts) in Morocco, Ait Ben Haddou occupies a strategic position on the southern side of the High Atlas at the convergence of two mountain passes. It has been used as a movie set on numerous occasions, including for “Lawrence of Arabia” and “Gladiator”. The use of packed mud brick is synonymous with Amazigh (berber) architecture.
A little fun behind the scenes on the set of "Lawrence of Arabia," released on this date in 1962. The film won seven #Oscars
, including Best Picture and Best Director. #LawrenceOfArabia #PeterOToole
The epic movie ‘Lawrence of Arabia’ premiered on 10 December 1962. Directed by David Lean and produced by Sam Spiegel, ‘Lawrence of Arabia’ tells the story of TE Lawrence. Don't forget we're back on the old high street this week!
Fred Stone was a Canadian Flugelhorn and Trumpet player, composer and educator. Not much info about him online but he toured with Duke Ellington in 1970 and played trumpet on the New Orleans Suite LP. The Music of Fred Stone is, as far as I can find, his only record as a leader and what a record it is.Recorded in Montreal in Autumn 72 with a quintet it is a heavily spiritual, modal album. At times, especially on Lawrence of Arabia it sounds like the record Alice Coltrane and Yusef Later never made at others it reminds me of some of Paul Horns albums with Emil Richards and Paul Moerer. Mike Craden plays vibes, marimba and a whole family of shakers, Rattlers and percussion instruments that create a weird, otherwordly ,pastoral sound particularly when playing off the flute of Cathy Moses. There a wonderful tribute to Prokofiev on Troika, the same tune Greg Lake used on I believe in Father Christmas and Maera featured here owes just a little bit to George Russell. Thanks to the font of knowledge Mr Savalas @antipodus94
who turned me on to this record a few years back
Finally got a copy Jeff. #fredstone
#themusicoffredstone #canadianjazz #rarejazz #rarevinyl #spiritualjazz #modaljazz #cathymoses #petemagadini #berniesenensky #lennyboyd #mikecraden #radiocanada #lawrenceofarabia #jazzcommunity #instajazz #instavinyl #nowspinning #vinylporn #vinyloftheday #jazz #cratedigging #dukeellington #paulhorn #yuseflateef #alicecoltrane #georgerussell
Today's moments are the memories of tomorrow.
Mesmerising landscapes and ancient looking cities :). #aitbenhaddou
is located between the former caravan route from Sahara to Marrakech and vice versa, and used to be the central of trade, where Berbers, Jews, Arabs and other were working and living together in peace :) #accessibility
Peter O'Toole feared he was having a nervous breakdown, due to the harsh terrain and the pressure enforced on him by Sir David Lean. He begged his wife, Siân Phillips, to come and raise his spirits: "Here, you have to be a little mad to be sane."
Despite this movie's success, many people disliked it due to its fictional elements. Another reason why others disliked it has to do with the death of T.E. Lawrence in this movie. Many people believed T.E Lawrence was murdered.
One of the principal witnesses of the accident of T.E Lawrence was an Army Corporal named Catchpole who testified about a black van heading toward T.E. Lawrence. After the crash, the black van raced off down the road and the Corporal ran over to T.E Lawrence who lay on the road with his face covered in blood.
The Corporal was instructed not to mention the van as being involved in the accident, and the suspicions increased when it was reported that Catchpole killed himself shortly after testifying about the black van.
Right before his death, T.E. Lawrence had been planning to see his friend Henry Williamson, who was facilitating a meeting between T.E. Lawrence and Adolf Hitler for making peace between England and Germany. T.E. Lawrence abhorred the idea of yet another war in Europe.
Lawrence of Arabia 1962
#lawrenceofarabia #alecguinness #peterotoole #omarsharif #davidlean #telawrence #british #arabian #classic #love #hollywood #filmmaking #socialsteeze #movie #film #photooftheday #igers #cinematography #nostalgia #filmphotography #35mm #analog #movie #cinema #filmcamera #analogue #movies #actor #films
The sight where the film crew for Lawrence of Arabia stayed, and TE Lawrence himself. Fascinating
Still almost four hours long; still epic.
🇮🇹 (🇬🇧↓) Marte? No, è il Wadi Rum, il deserto del sud della Giordania🇯🇴, tra le rovine di Petra e le coste del Mar Rosso. Camminando tra i pilastri d'arenaria, calpestando sabbia e rocce color ocra ci si sente come sulla superficie del pianeta rosso. Il Wadi Rum è un luogo talmente spettacolare da essere stato scelto da grandi registi come Steven Spielberg, Ridley Scott e Brian De Palma per fare da location a film diventati poi dei cult.
🇬🇧 Mars? No, this is Wadi Rum, a desert in Southern Jordan🇯🇴 located between Petra and the Red Sea. Walking between sandstone pillars, stepping on scarlet stones and crimson sand, one feels like on the surface of Mars. Wadi Rum is a spectacular place and a lot of famous directors like Steven Spielberg, Ridley Scott e Brian De Palma have used it as a location for their cult movies.
#wadirum #wadirumdesert #wadirumjordan #lawrenceofarabia #walkingonmars #desert #deserto #desertowadirum #alien #iosonounalieno #nonsonounalieno #redsand #desertorosso #valledellaluna #valleyofthemoon #canyon #واديرم
Did you recognize the previous post scene? from
T. E. Lawrence, report 24 July 1917
THE HOWEITAT AND THEIR CHIEFS [Arab Bulletin, 24 July 1917] #sevenpillowsofwisdom
In his way, Auda is as hard-headed as he is hot-headed. His patience is extreme, and he receives (and ignores) advice, criticism, or abuse with a smile as constant as it is very charming. Nothing on earth would make him change his mind or obey an order or follow a course he disapproved
It is soo #jaffarkingofthedesert
his heir, isn't it? Nothing changed too much in #wadirum #desert