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View Diary: Sci-Fi/Fantasy Club: The Lost World (Part 1) (32 comments)

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    The 1925 screen version of "The Lost World" is quite good.  It is fairly faithful to the book, as adaptations go.  True, it inserts a superfluous girl into the expedition so that it can throw in a romantic triangle, but the subplot is resolved in a fine Victorian stiff-upper-lip fashion.  Wallace Beery chews the scenery with great gusto as Challenger.  And the finale, in which a full-grown brontosaurus gets loose in the streets of London is the first instance of History showing again and again how Nature points out the Folly of Man.

    "All the World's a Stage and Everyone's a Critic." -- Mervyn Alquist

    by quarkstomper on Mon May 06, 2013 at 05:44:02 AM PDT

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