e”In these days of wars and rumors of wars—haven’t you ever dreamed of a place where there was peace and security, where living was not a struggle but a lasting delight?” Good question, easy answer: Duh. Yes. Yes now, in 2014, and yes in 1937, when those words opened up Lost Horizon, Frank Capra’s big screen contemplation of what happens when regular folks are given the opportunity to live forever in a kind of heaven that exists here on earth. embedded contentThe film is an adaptation of James Hilton’s eponymous 1933 novel, which—fun fact—is Pocket Book #1, and thus often cited as the first mass-market American paperback. The story follows a quintet of Westerners, rounded up by dashing diplomat Bob Conway, who barely escape a …

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Lost Horizon Introduces The World To Shangri-La


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