Lost Horizon
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James Hilton's beloved fantasy novel about the land of Shangri-La was given an awkward musical treatment in this extravagantly produced flop. Larry Kramer's screenplay stays close to the 1937 Frank Capra original, as a plane fleeing China crashes in the Himalayas and a mixed group of survivors discovers the magical, peaceful land of Shangri-La. Here the film becomes a full-fledged musical, with songs by Burt Bacharach and Hal David illustrating the distant realm's nature and the conflict that happiness causes amongst the survivors. Curiosity-seekers may be intrigued by the… More
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Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"The conjunction of truth and lies hardly seems accidental in a film that sets out to recall a kind of filmmaking now lost, but succeeds only in denting pleasant memories."
‑ Vincent Canby, New York Times
"At the moment the characters descend into the valley of Shangri-La, the film, in unconscious critical mimicry, goes downhill"
‑ Shane Burridge, rec.arts.movies.reviews
"Just dull and forgettable, not the so-bad-it's-good camp classic some people insist."
‑ Phil Hall, Film Threat
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