Interview: Patching Up LAWRENCE OF ARABIA

Patching Up Lawrence of Arabia

by David E. Stone for Movesound Newsletter (March & April 1989)

“When “Lawrence of Arabia” was released in 1962, Richard Anderson was 11 years old. Since being impressed by the first run of “Lawrence,” Richard grew up to become Supervising Sound Editor on many top films, including “The Color Purple,” “Beetlejuice,” “Harry and the Hendersons,” and “2010.” We can’t list his whole resume, but he worked on “Poltergeist,” “48 Hrs,” “Gremlins,” and “Star Trek: The Motion Picture.” He has an Oscar for “Raiders of the Lost Ark,” and other awards including Golden Reels (the Sound Editor’s Guild Award) for “Predator” and the B-17 episode of Steven Spielberg’s “Amazing Stories” called “The Mission.”

In 1989 he completed work restoring the soundtrack for missing pieces Sir David Lean has replaced in a re-release of “Lawrence.” Following are excerpts from an informal conversation with Richard for Moviesound Newsletter when he had concluded work on that restoration.

Read full interview at Hollywood Lost and Found.

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