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Maurice Jarre (b. 1924)


Lawrence of Arabia

French composer Maurice Jarre was the father of the popular electronic composer Jean-Michel Jarre. He wrote scores for a huge number of films, some good, some indifferent and some downright bad. The good ones include four David Lean films, and for three of them Jarre won his three Oscars - Lawrence of Arabia, Doctor Zhivago, and A Passage to India. So he had much to thank David Lean for.

The film stars Peter O'Toole as the enigmatic T.E.Lawrence, "Lawrence of Arabia", and won 7 Oscars, including one of David Lean's two (only) as best director.

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