Article on a moving #WWI
story on La Stampa today: on December 1914 writer #ArthurConanDoyle
received a book by mail, a copy of his #TheLostWorld
signed by 16 British soldiers to thank him, because the reading saved their mind when they were prisoners of war in Germany.
Have you watched @housewithaclock
yet? • Read our review of The House With A Clock In Its Walls using the link in our bio • Photo from @realeliroth
THE LOST WORLD (1925)
104 minutes (restored 2016).
MY REVIEW: Introduction text screen at the beginning of the movie: "For decades, The Lost World could be seen only in an abridged version about an hour in length. This new edition completed in 2016 combines portions of eleven film elements to present the most complete reconstruction believed possible."
I enjoyed this. For a film that is 90+ years old I found it to be retrospectively sublime despite the simple approach to story and obviously dated effects. I place this in the top two most entertaining silent films that I've seen alongside Fritz Lang's Die Nibelungen (1924).
It can't be stressed enough how important the new ever-present and lively Robert Israel orchestral music score is to this film. Always energetic, always changing to fit the scene, it takes this film to another level by keeping the excitement level elevated and doing its part to move the story ahead. Also a nice use of changing color tinting from scene to scene and location to location, enhancing what otherwise would have been black and white.
As far as the rather simple effects, all part of the fun. Plenty of dinosaur vs. dinosaur action as they just don't seem to be able to get along with each other; they're either trying to kill anything that gets too close to them, or to eat them. Even a little Godzilla-type action at one point, long before there was a Godzilla! The film features special effects (uncredited) by Willis H. O'Brien who was the Visual Effects Supervisor for King Kong (1933).
Fun adventure and romance movie if you're in the mood for it and, unlike some silent films, I never found this one to be dull in parts; it moved ahead at a nice pace. Much credit should be given for the restoration efforts; while the film does show its age, it doesn't detract from the experience. The quality is consistent considering all the different film elements that were used to piece it back together.
Giluk Falls 📍
(Heigh : 33 metres)
At Maliau Basin
The Lost World of Sabah
features one of the coolest @amblin
Easter Eggs ever! No Spoilers - but did anyone catch it in the beginning of the film? • Read our review of @housewithaclock
using the link in our bio.
Aww yeah, time for a movie night 😎