As I viewed
each succeeding Peter O’Toole movie over the years, in my mind’s eye I fondly
recalled O’Toole as heroic Lawrence and I sentimentally yearned for just a
glimpse of him somewhere in each
movie – to no avail. That stunning image was gone forever.* However, O’Toole’s haunting
portrayals of madness in Lawrence and in Lord Jim seemed to echo through many
of his subsequent movies.