The Lost City of Z

The Lost City of Z

DVD - 2017
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"Gray, even as he pushes at the edges of what is filmable, never loses his capacity for creating moments of rapturous beauty. See this thing on the biggest screen you can find."--Village Voice
"The movie is 141 minutes long but you rarely feel its weight; that's how confident a filmmaker Gray has become."--Boston Globe
"The never-ending jungle proves perfectly suited to the filmmaker's lush, operatic aesthetic, as does the film's central theme of escaping one's background, through whatever means necessary."--Globe and Mail
The incredible true story of British explorer Percy Fawcett, who journeys into the Amazon at the dawn of the twentieth century and discovers evidence of a previously unknown, advanced civilization that may have once inhabited the region.
Publisher: [United States] : Broad Green Pictures, 2017
Edition: Widescreen
Branch Call Number: FIC Lost
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (ca. 141 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in
Audience: Ontario Film Review Board - 14A rating

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wyllow
Jan 16, 2019

Okay, but I failed to see how this story was so remarkable a movie had to be made about it?? Unlike Hidden Figures, I didn't think to myself afterwards "I can't believe I've never heard of this guy before!"

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lilbanne
Jan 04, 2019

I wanted to like this movie so much. It's a great story and I love the cast. However, the film suffers from poor editing. The film has a runtime of 141 minutes, and you feel every minute of the film. It is just SO long and dull.

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CaptainHecto
Dec 03, 2018

One can see why a filmmaker would be taken by this tale and want to bring it to the screen. Perhaps David Lean could have done it; but James Gray, the director and writer of this attempt, definitely could not. The players are generally up to it, but they are saddled with dialogue that is a serial embarrassment. There are decent scenes, to be sure, but the whole is unconvincing, long and and tedious. Sole redeeming factor: we get to look at Sienna Miller's extraordinarily lovely face from time to time.

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Adelheid
Nov 23, 2018

Was expecting better,

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pagebender62
Oct 17, 2018

This type of movie deserves a wide audience for the simple fact that it is based on real events. So many scenes send your senses reeling for a multitude of reasons based on emotion. For me, one big juxtaposition is calling the old world (Europe) civilized in one scene and in the next they are at war killing with a gas. There are many lessons in this movie that I will watch again in time.

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ausnos
May 30, 2018

Save your time. I managed to watch this "sleeper" of a film from beginning to end, in some silly hope that I would be gifted with something remarkable. I won't spoil anything suffice to say that the toast remained burnt and flavourless throughout. In other words, if you fell asleep you should not have any regrets upon your awakening.

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firefly5
Apr 30, 2018

Based on a true story? While exploring the uncharted territory of Brazil early in the 20th century 2 explorers encounter an opera in progress in the jungle. That's when I ejected the DVD. There may have been something interesting going on but I found this to be so unbelievable that I did not waste my time with this movie.

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marieloudavril
Apr 14, 2018

Interesting true story of a determined explorer in quest of finding an old amazon civilization. with the long suffering of his wife who had to raise their children by herself. You wander what really happened to him and his son ????? worth it to watch.

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akirakato
Apr 09, 2018

Written and directed by James Gray in 2016 based on the 2009 book of the same name by David Grann, this American docudrama depicts the real events surrounding the British explorer Percy Fawcett, who explored Bolivia-Amazonia and made several attempts to find a supposed ancient lost city in the Amazon.
If you're an adventure-oriented person, you should be able to enjoy this film to the hilt.

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KennethSmith
Mar 28, 2018

These are the most Americanized Britons one is ever likely to encounter, thanks to a US novelist aided and abetted by a US writer/director.

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