The Lost City Of Z
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Based on the international bestseller, The Lost City of Z tells the incredible true story of British explorer Percy Fawcett (Charlie Hunnam, Pacific Rim, Sons of Anarchy), who journeys into the Amazon at the dawn of the 20th century and discovers evidence of a previously unknown, advanced. Despite being ridiculed by the scientific establishment, the determined Fawcett - supported by his devoted wife (Sienna Miller, High-Rise, American Sniper), son (Tom Holland) and aide-de-camp (Robert Pattinson, The Twilight Saga) - returns to his beloved jungle in an attempt to prove his case, culminating in his mysterious disappearance in 1925. An epic tale of courage and passion, The Lost City of Z is a stirring tribute to the exploratory spirit and a conflicted adventurer driven to the verge of obsession.
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I think this is an extraordinarily good movie almost for the reasons others don't much like it. It is understated, careful (rather than fast moving), and quiet, yet the events and findings are huge. It is beautifully shot, acted, paced, and rich in resonances. The sense of the time, early 20th century establishment England and the War on the one hand, and Amazonia on the other, of the meeting of civilisations and cultures, and the values of Fawcett who stands for courage, respect, and for the acknowledgement that the West was undervaluing the indigenous peoples.
I was aware of the discoveries in the early 21st century of the remarkable ancient network of civilsaiotn in Amazonia that was killed off by the European, mostly through epidemics they brought—I had seen some of the photographs as well that had been found of Fawcett's early visits, but I did not know this movie was an account of those and his life. So when the full picture emerged—because this is based on a most remarkable man and his family and his amazing explorations and life.
It starts off slow with a nice build-up of the main character and supporting characters and there is mild drama which is very followable for all ages to easy understand what is going on, you may need to use an equaliser setting which boosts the low frequencies because in some scenes in the amazon jungle the ambient noise is greater than the volume of which the actors speak but even without an equaliser you can still hear everything being said and the ambience is superb!
Emotionally charged in places particularly towards the end. Just a brilliant, brilliant film not to be missed.
Indeed, Fawcett still comes through as the writer surely intended - a disarmingly courageous and idealistic individual, a man yearning for a more profound reality, even as his life of military service moves from the corrosively mundane, to the numbingly horrific.
Impressive location filming. A subtly finish to the story.