Saturday, October 15, 2011

Lost Horizon


"Sometime in the future, you shall have the pleasure of meeting her..."

The clip that follows is from a 1973 film called Lost Horizon. It's about a group of Europeans whose plane crashes in the Himalayas and the survivors are rescued by the people of The Valley of the Blue Moon - some sort of weird clothing based cult as far as I can see. The film features three future Oscar winners, at least one other Oscar nominee and a Burt Bacharach soundtrack. What more could you want?

I especially enjoy the dancing at about 1:40 by a chap who appears to have just walked in on the set, dressed casually in a pink shirt and natty flares. I reckon with about five minutes of practice I could dance as well as that.

The film also features one of the greatest chat-up lines in movie history....

Him: Are you an American?
Her: No, Mongolian.
Him: You'll have to teach me the language some time.


(Sir) John Gielgud, Peter Finch and George Kennedy (the aformentioned Oscar winners), what on Earth were you thinking of?

But you know what...this song is peculiarly addictive...I think I want to see more of this film.

Now, sit back and enjoy, go full screen (double click on the clip) and volume right up please....



3 comments:

nursemyra said...

Please name and shame the choreographer

King of Scurf said...

How interesting nursemyra - the person credited as "stager: musical numbers" is called Hermes Pan who also has an Oscar to his name, not for this particular film I might mention.

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0659009/bio

sriyany said...

Oh God. This was NOT on my list of famous musicals when I was young.

Somehow reminds me of the Brady Bunch Family...