Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Shangri-La found!

I am always interested in idyllic places like Eden, Xanadu, Utopia, Heaven, and any place that makes me feel like I am home. In the case of Frank Capra's adaptation of Jame Hilton's classic story, the place is Shangri-La.  The place where death is a stranger and old age only happens to those of extremely advanced age.  It's a magical place and the way Hilton wrote it and Capra filmed it, you do want to believe that it just over the mountains waiting to be rediscovered. I watch a lot of films in a year, both old and very recent films. It is always a pleasure to screen, ponder, and review a film like Lost Horizon. Released in 1937 and staring Ronald Colman and Jane Wyatt, Lost Horizon deals with the age old story of paradise found, and then lost.  Read More...

Movie Data
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Mystery
Year:  1937
Staring: Ronald Colman, Jane Wyatt, Edward Everett Horton, John Howard, Sam Jaffe, Thomas Mitchell, Margo, Isabel Jewell, H.B. Warner
Director: Frank Capra
Producer(s): Frank Capra
Writer: Robert Riskin, James Hilton
Rating: PG
Running Time: 132 minutes
Release Date:9/1/1937