History Literature / LostHorizon

5th Jul '14 1:56:48 AM SeptimusHeap
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* ShamgriLa: The novel is the trope namer.

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* ShamgriLa: TheShangriLa: The novel is the trope namer.
2nd Mar '14 12:07:13 AM jamespolk
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* MayDecemberRomance: Mallinson and Lo-Tsen... if Perrault [[spoiler: is telling the truth of course.]]
* MightyWhitey: Featuring a modern MightyWhitey in the 1930s, when the old-fashioned version was still in vogue. The mostly Chinese and Tibetan monks there prove themselves to be wise, intelligent, competent, and well-rounded characters. However, the white Conway turns out to be better at being a monk than the best of the Tibetans, and it turns out that [[spoiler:the founder and leader of the monastery is a European who arrived in the 15th century]].

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* MayDecemberRomance: Mallinson and Lo-Tsen... if Perrault [[spoiler: is telling the truth of course.]]
course.
* MightyWhitey: Featuring a modern MightyWhitey in the 1930s, when the old-fashioned version was still in vogue. The mostly Chinese and Tibetan monks there prove themselves to be wise, intelligent, competent, and well-rounded characters. However, the white Conway turns out to be better at being a monk than the best of the Tibetans, and it turns out that [[spoiler:the the founder and leader of the monastery is a European who arrived in the 15th century]].century.



* OrganizationWithUnlimitedFunding: [[spoiler: the monastery]]
* RapidAging: [[spoiler: this may be Lo-Tsen's fate]]
* SecretIdentity: [[spoiler: Barnard is really Chalmers Bryant]] and [[spoiler: the High Lama might really be Father Perrault]]

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* OrganizationWithUnlimitedFunding: [[spoiler: the monastery]]
monastery
* RapidAging: [[spoiler: this may be Lo-Tsen's fate]]
* SecretIdentity: [[spoiler: Barnard is really Chalmers Bryant]] and [[spoiler: the High Lama might really be Father Perrault]]
fate



* SecretIdentity: Barnard is really Chalmers Bryant and the High Lama might really be Father Perrault



* UnreliableNarrator: Mallinson points out to Conway (and the reader) that [[spoiler: the High Lama]] might be just lying.

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* UnreliableNarrator: Mallinson points out to Conway (and the reader) that [[spoiler: the High Lama]] Lama might be just lying.
6th Apr '13 10:36:20 AM SeptimusHeap
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* AsianGalWithWhiteGuy: Lo-Tsen with Mallinson.
10th Mar '13 11:20:37 AM JIKTV
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The novel ''Lost Horizon'' was written in 1933 by British author James Hilton (of ''GoodbyeMrChips'' fame).

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The novel ''Lost Horizon'' was written in 1933 by British author James Hilton (of ''GoodbyeMrChips'' ''[[Film/GoodbyeMrChips Goodbye, Mr. Chips]]'' fame).
17th Feb '13 12:17:22 PM ritzoreo
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* MayDecemberRomance: Mallinson and Lo-Tsen... if Perrault [[spoiler: is telling the truth of course.]]



* SecretIdentity: [[spoiler: Barnard is really Chalmers Bryant]] and [[spoiler: the High Lama is really Father Perrault]]

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* SecretIdentity: [[spoiler: Barnard is really Chalmers Bryant]] and [[spoiler: the High Lama is might really be Father Perrault]]



* UnreliableNarrator: Mallinson points out the possibility to Conway (and even to the reader) that [[spoiler: Perrault]] might be just lying.

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* UnreliableNarrator: Mallinson points out the possibility to Conway (and even to the reader) that [[spoiler: Perrault]] the High Lama]] might be just lying.
14th Feb '13 11:53:46 PM ritzoreo
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* OrganizationWithUnlimitedFunding: [[spoiler: the monastery]]


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* SecretIdentity: [[spoiler: Barnard is really Chalmers Bryant]] and [[spoiler: the High Lama is really Father Perrault]]


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* UnreliableNarrator: Mallinson points out the possibility to Conway (and even to the reader) that [[spoiler: Perrault]] might be just lying.
14th Feb '13 10:51:20 PM ritzoreo
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* AsianGalWithWhiteGuy: Lo-Tsen with Mallinson.
18th Jun '12 8:48:49 AM SantosLHalper
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* BilingualBonus: "Shangri-la" means "Shang Mountain Pass" in Tibetan.
14th Mar '12 9:55:08 PM PaulA
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The novel ''LostHorizon'' was written in 1933 by British author James Hilton (of ''GoodbyeMrChips'' fame).

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The novel ''LostHorizon'' ''Lost Horizon'' was written in 1933 by British author James Hilton (of ''GoodbyeMrChips'' fame).
14th Mar '12 9:51:10 PM PaulA
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[[quoteright:280:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Lost_Horizon_1124.png]]

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[[quoteright:280:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Lost_Horizon_1124.png]]The novel ''LostHorizon'' was written in 1933 by British author James Hilton (of ''GoodbyeMrChips'' fame).



The novel ''LostHorizon'' was written in 1933 by British author James Hilton of GoodbyeMrChips fame. It was filmed by FrankCapra in 1937, and again in 1973 as a spectacular star-studded musical flop.

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The novel ''LostHorizon'' was written in 1933 by British author James Hilton of GoodbyeMrChips fame. It was [[Film/LostHorizon filmed by FrankCapra Frank Capra in 1937, 1937]], and again in 1973 as a spectacular star-studded musical flop.
flop.



* TheChosenOne: In both the film and the book, Conway was specially selected to go to Shangri-La, and the other passengers were considered wonderful, accidental additions to the lamasery who all (excepting Mallinson) found reasons to be happy there.
* DevelopmentHell: More like post-production Hell for the film. The production went swimmingly but it turned out to be six hours long. Eventually it was cut down to feature-length after several test screenings.

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* TheChosenOne: In both the film and the book, Conway was specially selected to go to Shangri-La, and the other passengers were considered wonderful, accidental additions to the lamasery who all (excepting Mallinson) found reasons to be happy there.
* DevelopmentHell: More like post-production Hell for the film. The production went swimmingly but it turned out to be six hours long. Eventually it was cut down to feature-length after several test screenings.
there.



* MightyWhitey: Featuring a modern MightyWhitey in the 1930s, when the old-fashioned version was still in vogue. The mostly Chinese and Tibetan monks there prove themselves to be wise, intelligent, competent, and well-rounded characters. However, the white Conway turns out to be better at being a monk than the best of the Tibetans, and it turns out that [[spoiler: the founder and leader of the monastery is a European who arrived in the 15th century]].
* MissingEpisode: The 1937 film had a running time of 132 minutes in its first release. When restored in 1973, only 125 minutes of film could be found, but they did have the entire soundtrack. The restored version shows publicity photos and stills in place of the missing film elements.

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* MightyWhitey: Featuring a modern MightyWhitey in the 1930s, when the old-fashioned version was still in vogue. The mostly Chinese and Tibetan monks there prove themselves to be wise, intelligent, competent, and well-rounded characters. However, the white Conway turns out to be better at being a monk than the best of the Tibetans, and it turns out that [[spoiler: the [[spoiler:the founder and leader of the monastery is a European who arrived in the 15th century]].
* MissingEpisode: The 1937 film had a running time of 132 minutes in its first release. When restored in 1973, only 125 minutes of film could be found, but they did have the entire soundtrack. The restored version shows publicity photos and stills in place of the missing film elements.
century]].



* StockFootage: Shots of the plane flying over the Himalayas in the 1973 version were later used for the TravelMontage in ''[[IndianaJones Raiders Of The Lost Ark]]''.
** The 1937 film also borrowed a few shots of snowy mountain peaks from a documentary to make it more realistic.
* {{Utopia}}: Shangri-La

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* StockFootage: Shots of the plane flying over the Himalayas in the 1973 version were later used for the TravelMontage in ''[[IndianaJones Raiders Of The Lost Ark]]''.
** The 1937 film also borrowed a few shots of snowy mountain peaks from a documentary to make it more realistic.
* {{Utopia}}: Shangri-La

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