Lawrence of Arabia or Dr Zhivago. Which, in your opinion, is the better movie?
I have always been a fan of the David Lean film Dr Zhivago but on every film poll I look at, it always seems to be beaten by a mile by David Leans other famous film epic Lawrence of Arabia.
Though the films have some things in common; both have the same director with a love of majestic landscapes; both have an incredible Maurice Jarre soundtrack and both have Omar Shariff and Alec Guinness in them for some reason I just have never really enjoyed Lawrence of Arabia as much as Dr Zhivago.
Perhaps I am just more of a snow person than a sand person or perhaps its because there is more brooding silence in Lawrence of Arabia versus so much beautiful dialogue in Dr Zhivago or maybe its because the love story in Dr Zhivago touches me more than the homo-erotic bromance thing (mixed in with Lawrences Sado-Masochism) of Lawrence Of Arabia, although I do find the history and politics of Lawrence of Arabia interesting and its a perfect film to watch for anyone interested in the colonial roots of middle-eastern conflict.
What do other people think? Do you prefer Lawrence of Arabia or Dr Zhivago? Or perhaps you like one of David Leans other films better like Ryan's Daughter or Brief Encounter or Great Expectations or The Bridge On The River Kwai.