1921. An innocent immigrant woman is tricked into a life of burlesque and vaudeville until a dazzling magician tries to save her and reunite her with her sister who is being held in the confines of Ellis Island.
Leo is released from prison after serving time for car theft. His plan to go straight falls apart when he meets his corrupt uncle for a job and later an old friend working there. It culminates at the (railroad) yards.
Robbed of his birthright, Arthur comes up the hard way in the back alleys of the city. But once he pulls the sword from the stone, he is forced to acknowledge his true legacy - whether he likes it or not.
The Lost City of Z tells the incredible true story of British explorer Percy Fawcett, 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, son and aide de camp returns time and again to his beloved jungle in an attempt to prove his case, culminating in his mysterious disappearance in 1925.
The decision to shoot on 35mm may have been the film's saving grace, as the production team's computers proved no match for the oppressive jungle conditions. "The humidity got to my Mac to the point where it wouldn't turn on anymore," Gray recalls. "Looking back on it now, the film format worked out pretty well because it's a mechanical process. If I'd relied on digital, the machines might have conked out completely and then I'd be in real trouble." See more »
Fawcett was in the Royal Artillery, not the infantry. He would not have been leading an infantry unit in an assault on the Germans. See more »
To dream to seek the unknown. To look for what is beautiful is its own reward. A man's reach should exceed his grasp, or what's a heaven for?
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Originally rated R for "brief violence", the distributor chose to cut the movie to secure a PG-13 rating. See more »
I was so hyped for this movie after I read the book. What a let down , this should have been a throwback to the the classic Hollywood epics of the past. Instead it's kind of a bore, scenes set in jungle are amazing but there are too many slow drawn out parts that deal with drama back in civilization.
The acting by Hunnam is mediocre at best, Sienna Miller gives a great performance too bad she's not in more of the movie.
Overall it's not horrible but it's also just average
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