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Great directors are perhaps best understood by their failures, and such is the case with "Lost Horizon.
A thought-provoking drama that's worth watching if for no other reason than to be aware of this culturally significant film. It did, after all, give us the name 'Shangri-La,' which has since become synonymous with a utopian paradise on earth.
Capra's most challenging film is both naive and pleasantly uplifting.
Boasting great production values, Frank Capra's film is still one of the most cherished fables made during the Depression era.
Classic Capra fantasy. Not wholly successful, but essential viewing.
Lost Horizon (1937) is a timeless, widely-acclaimed classic romantic fantasy film that was directed by Frank Capra.
I think the story Gainesburg tells at the end would make a better movie than this one.
This is my favourtie movie of 1937. It's long, but it's worth it. It has a great story of a group of people who get stranded on an island and discover it's a utopia. I love it.
It's easy to forget that Lost Horizon is a Frank Capra movie. It has very little of the concentrated feel good quality that most of his other movies have. It's definitely a good movie but definitely not his defining work. Sam Jaffe was incredibly frightening as the High Lama. Picture Mason Verger from Hannibal raping Yoda and this guy would be the baby. I don't like how the story seemed to get rushed in the last 15 minutes and just left at that or how some of the more major characters were just kind of cut short with hushed resolution. Even if the movie was fully restored I don't think that could save it. Don't get me wrong, Lost Horizon is still a good movie, just not quintessential Capra.
An absolute classic.
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