Microsoft Rewards Bing Homepage Quiz: Long before Wadi Rum was featured in the Star Wars franchise, it was used in the filming of what movie?
A Close Encounters of the Third Kind
B Lawrence of Arabia
C Mad Max
Desert scenes in the 1962 epic Lawrence of Arabia were filmed in Wadi Rum. The movie, which won seven Oscars including best picture and best director, was based on the book Seven Pillars of Wisdom written by British officer and diplomat TE Lawrence.
The book is Lawrence’s autobiographical account of his role in the Arab Revolt against the Ottoman Empire during World War I. His passionate immersion in the conflict, and his depiction of the events, gave rise to his nickname, Lawrence of Arabia. The real Lawrence, played in the film by Peter O’Toole, passed through Wadi Rum several times during the revolt.
The correct answer is Lawrence of Arabia.