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Lost Horizon by James Hilton

I HAVE A DREAM FOR YOU.

INDEPENDNECE - WALKING AWAY

REFLECTION

DARKNESS DESCENDS

HOPE IN THE MORNING

BOOK AND MOVIE SYNOPSIS. from Wikipedia

Lost Horizon is a 1933 novel by English writer James Hilton. The book was turned into a movie, also called Lost Horizon, in 1937 by director Frank Capra. It is best remembered as the origin of Shangri-La, a fictional utopian lamasery high in the mountains of Tibet.

Hilton's novel was adapted for BBC Radio 4 in three-hour-long episodes under its Classic Serial banner:

  1. The Kidnapping
  2. Shangri-La
  3. The Inheritance

Broadcast 20 September to 4 October 1981, it was dramatised by Barry Campbell starring Derek Jacobi as Hugh Conway and Alan Wheatley as the High Lama, and re-broadcast 8 to 10 September 2010 on BBC Radio 7, and again in March 2012 on BBC Radio 4 Extra. An earlier recording of the serialised book was transmitted by the BBC Home service in the early 1960s (featuring Gabriel Woolfe playing the part of Conway.)

The novel is highly referenced in the book Deadeye Dick by Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.

Theme.  Shangri-La is a community hidden from the modern world somewhere in Tibet/India/China.The focus is on peaceful spirits and healthful living which lead to long life. People from the outside join the community. Those who leave die. There is a love story and conflict to preserve the utopia.

IMDB. Frank Capla film (1937) won 2 Oscars (Art, Editing), nominated for 5 others (best Picture, Supporting Actor, Sound, Music, Asst. Director

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