History Film / LostHorizon

21st Jul '17 10:33:24 PM Ezclee4050
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* SecondaryAdaptation: While it's officially credited as an adaptation of the novel, it's self-evidently a musical remake of the 1937 film, right down to importing the [[CanonForeigner Canon Foreigners]] from there.

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* SecondaryAdaptation: While it's officially credited as an adaptation of the novel, it's self-evidently a musical remake of the 1937 film, right down to including importing the [[CanonForeigner Canon Foreigners]] from there.that were added to that film (with some minor changes).
21st Jul '17 8:37:11 PM Ezclee4050
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* PopStarComposer: Burt Bacharach and Hal David were sort of in this vein. While not pop stars themselves, they were household names for writing countless hit songs. Their experience in composing musicals was limited to just ''On the Flip Side'' (an obscure 1966 made-for-TV musical that's sometimes considered an early RockOpera) and ''Theatre/PromisesPromises''.
21st Jul '17 5:24:03 PM Ezclee4050
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* AdaptationalNationality: Father Perrault was from Luxembourg in the novel but it's changed to Belgium here. Also the novel's Lo-Tsen, who's Chinese, becomes the film's Maria, who's Russian.
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* AdaptedOut: Miss Brinklow, a Christian missionary, is a member of the group who goes to Shangri-La in the book but doesn't appear here. Ross Hunter reportedly wanted to reinstate the character for the 1973 version with Creator/BarbaraStanwyck in the role, but she said no, so Brinklow didn't appear there either.


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* CanonForeigner: Lovett, Gloria and Sondra aren't in the book.


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* RelatedInTheAdaptation: Conway's aide Mallinson from the book becomes his brother George here.


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* SecondaryAdaptation: While it's officially credited as an adaptation of the novel, it's self-evidently a musical remake of the 1937 film, right down to importing the [[CanonForeigner Canon Foreigners]] from there.
20th Jul '17 2:43:23 PM Ezclee4050
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* UsefulNotes/TheBechdelTest: A rare instance of a film passing because of a musical sequence ("The Things I Will Not Miss").



* DuetOfDifferences: "The Things I Will Not Miss" crosses this trope with IWantSong for Sally and Maria, who agree to disagree about what they want out of life. The chorus even features the phrase "Different people look at life from different points of view".

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* DuetOfDifferences: "The Things I Will Not Miss" crosses this trope with IWantSong for Sally and Maria, who agree to disagree about what they want out of life. The chorus even features the phrase "Different people look at life from different points of view". Interestingly, the film passes UsefulNotes/TheBechdelTest because of this song.



* MoodWhiplash: Basically the film's main problem, as we'll go from a scene that's an okay (if a bit slavish) modernization of the original film, then without much warning into a musical number patterned after ''Film/TheSoundOfMusic'' or ''{{Theatre/Camelot}}'', totally breaking up the film's flow.

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* MoodWhiplash: Basically the film's main problem, as we'll go from a scene that's an okay (if a bit slavish) modernization of the original film, then without much warning into a musical number patterned after ''Film/TheSoundOfMusic'' or ''{{Theatre/Camelot}}'', ''Theatre/TheKingAndI'', totally breaking up the film's flow.
17th Jul '17 11:30:04 PM Ezclee4050
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* UsefulNotes/TheBechdelTest: A rare instance of a film passing because of a musical sequence ("The Things I Will Not Miss").
17th Jul '17 10:07:10 PM Ezclee4050
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* AllMusicalsAreAdaptations

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* AllMusicalsAreAdaptationsAllMusicalsAreAdaptations: In fact, the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shangri-La_(musical) second attempt]] at a ''Lost Horizon'' musical.
17th Jul '17 7:42:54 PM Ezclee4050
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* MoodWhiplash: Basically the film's main problem, as we'll go from a scene that's an okay (if a bit slavish) modernization of the original film, then without much warning into a musical number patterned after ''Film/TheSoundOfMusic'' or ''{{Theatre/Camelot}}'', totally breaking up the film's flow.
16th Jul '17 3:06:17 PM Ezclee4050
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* ShotForShotRemake: The first half-hour is tight re-enactment of the opening scenes of the Capra film, right down to the way some specific shots are framed. Even after they get to Shangri-La and the musical numbers start up, it still doesn't stray all that much from the original.

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* ShotForShotRemake: The first half-hour is a tight re-enactment of the opening scenes of the Capra film, right down to the way some specific shots are framed. Even after they get to Shangri-La and the musical numbers start up, it still doesn't stray all that much from the original.
16th Jul '17 3:04:05 PM Ezclee4050
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* ShotForShotRemake: The first half-hour is tight re-enactment of the opening scenes of the Capra film, right down to the way some specific shots are framed. Even after they get to Shangri-La and the musical numbers start up, it still doesn't stray all that much from the original.
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