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The Lost World

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The Lost World

The Lost World is a 1925 silent film adaptation of Arthur Conan Doyle's 1912 book of the same name. This version was directed by Harry O. Hoyt and featured pioneering stop motion special effects by Willis O'Brien (an invaluable warm up for his work on the original King Kong directed by Merian C. Cooper and Ernest B. Schoedsack). Writer Doyle appears in a frontspiece to the film. In 1998, the film was deemed "culturally, historically or aesthetically significant" by the Library of Congress and selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry.

Genres
Scifi / Fantasy, Horror, Adventure
Year
1925
Run time
1h 4min
Subtitles
N/A
Rating
Publisher
Take One
Country
N/A
Director
Harry O. Hoyt
Written by
Marion Fairfax
Cast
Alma Bennett, Arthur Hoyt, Bessie Love, Lewis Stone, Lloyd Hughes, Wallace Beery
Availability
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User reviews (4)
  • Avatar of IsakGull
    4 years ago
    WTF ?-.-
    1
  • Avatar of CrackPillow
    5 years ago
    Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's "The Lost World", the book that inspired Michael Crichton and the movie that inspired Ray Harryhausen. I finally gave this a watch and I don't regret it one bit. This was a very fascinating experience, since I haven't seen many silent films and thus this film showed me how actors worked back then, what the backround music sounded like and so on. But it was the old-fashioned stop-motion effects by the legendary Willis O'Brein that interested me the most; they may look bad compared to what we have today, but effects like this was a whole new thing back then.
    It's a classic and if you haven't seen it, you should - let's just say 'it's quite a sight'.

    4/5
    1
  • Avatar of psonklex
    3 years ago
    Beundransvärda specialettekter i filmens ungdom.
    0