Lawrence

December 2, 2009 at 1:15 pm | Posted in 1, Compulsions, Humour, Interests, Mind, Recreation, School, Sight | 2 Comments
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Lawrence. About to lose it.
God knows I would too!

Lawrence of Arabia is another Aspie hero.

He certainly knew his stuff among the Arabs in World War I.

And if you read his biography, you’ll find he was a troubled chap indeed.

Despite his profound otherness, he achieved great things in archaeology, language, warfare and literature.

Though the movie is doubtless romanticised, it has more than enough grit to satisfy the fact-hungry viewer.

Lawrence’s ultra-violent response to his abuse by the Turks is an oft-cited character flaw.

Yet who among us, bullied at school to the edge of madness, would not take revenge on our tormentors if given the chance to do so with impunity?

As with Murphy’s War, I’d love to hear your views on this film.

Perhaps we can generate a Top Ten Aspie Film list.

The festival wouldn’t be much chop …

but our friends and family would certainly have an easy job at xmas!

🙂

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  1. My top five Aspergerian Movie Festival choices….

    1.The Right Stuff (Science, space, machines, orderly progression of story)
    2. Ghost Dog (largely silent, obsessively loyal central character)
    3.Twister (weather, science-ish, black and white characters, no evil or violence, nerds)
    4.Withnail and I (endlessly, joyfully quotable script, excellent use of language, all characters flawed loners. Plus, hilarious)
    5. Westerns (the silent landscape is the main character, black and white characters, horses)


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