The TCM Classic Film Festival 2012 was held in Hollywood in April 2012.
Peter O’Toole: Live from the TCM Classic Film Festival
8.30pm (AEST) Sunday May 19, 2013
In the special, O’Toole keeps the audience enraptured with stories from his life and career. He recalls his earliest memories of going to the movies as a child, an activity usually prefaced by a milkshake. He remembers his earliest movie experience as going to see the Marx Brothers in A Day at the Races (1937) with his father, who was a bookie. He also talks about his first career as a journalist, his stint in the Royal Navy during the Korean War and his decision to become an actor.
Osborne and O’Toole then launch into a detailed discussion about his film career, beginning with some memorable words he received from director David Lean during his first day on the set of Lawrence of Arabia: “Pete, this is the beginning of a great adventure.”
The special wraps with O’Toole providing his personal definition of acting: “In the beginning was the word and the word was made flesh. That is, to me, is what acting is. You make the words flesh.”
Lawrence of Arabia (1962, 185 minutes)
9.30pm (AEST) Sunday May 19, 2013 on TCM
Starring: Peter O’Toole, Alec Guinness, Omar Sharif
Director: David Lean
An idealistic young British officer in WW1, T. E. Lawrence becomes a triumphant leader with unyielding courage, gaining him near god-like status among his Arab brothers.