The Lost City of Z

We all love the topic of lost civilisations here at the Grail, so here's a new movie getting rave reviews from critics that should be right up our alley: The Lost City of Z, which tells the now-legendary tale of Percy Fawcett, who disappeared in 1925 while searching the jungles of Brazil for a 'lost city':

Based on author David Grann’s nonfiction bestseller, THE LOST CITY OF Z tells the incredible true story of British explorer Percy Fawcett (Charlie Hunnam), who journeys into the Amazon at the dawn of the 20th century and discovers evidence of a previously unknown, advanced civilization that may have once inhabited the region. Despite being ridiculed by the scientific establishment who regard indigenous populations as “savages,” the determined Fawcett – supported by his devoted wife (Sienna Miller), son (Tom Holland) and aide de camp (Robert Pattinson) – returns time and again to his beloved jungle in an attempt to prove his case, culminating in his mysterious disappearance in 1925. An epically-scaled tale of courage and obsession, told in Gray’s classic filmmaking style, THE LOST CITY OF Z is a stirring tribute to the exploratory spirit and those individuals driven to achieve greatness at any cost.

iIf you don't get to catch it in cinemas, the movie will be available for purchase sometime in July.

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I saw it over the weekend. Excellent film, with great production values and acting. (btw I didn't even realize one of the main characters in it was played by Robert Pattinson until afterwards; he was very good). But it definitely helps if you're into archaeology, whether mainstream or alternative (especially South American alternative archaeology!): the person I saw it with wasn't, and didn't enjoy it as much as I did (she thought it was too long). But I suspect Daily Grail readers will like it like as much as I did.

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jupiter.enteract wrote:

I saw it over the weekend. Excellent film, with great production values and acting. (btw I didn't even realize one of the main characters in it was played by Robert Pattinson until afterwards; he was very good). But it definitely helps if you're into archaeology, whether mainstream or alternative (especially South American alternative archaeology!): the person I saw it with wasn't, and didn't enjoy it as much as I did (she thought it was too long). But I suspect Daily Grail readers will like it like as much as I did.

Thanks for the capsule review Ray, sounds like this one is for me. :)

(Saw that Mark Frost, co-creator of Twin Peaks, has given the big thumbs-up to it as well on Twitter).

Kind regards,
Greg
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What did u think of the light in the film? There were so many scenes where there was sunlight but it was as dim as the inside shots. I actually got up and tried different angles...even cleaned my glasses lol

I should have asked someone else at the theatre

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:'(
My cinema doesn't play any movies other than Marvel and Disney (pardon the redundancy). Regal Cinemas pretty much hates any good film. They probably won't host Bladerunner II when it comes in October.

...I forgot how I got here but everyone seems to be heading off in that direction. I hope someone brought food. I have a feeling this is going to be a long journey................