Saturday, 18 June 2011

The Lost Horizon Movie (1973) - Buddhist Shangri-La

What would a world be like where the people lived truly to Buddhist principles and morals – would it be a veritable Shangri-La ? This 1973 Hollywood movie telling James Hilton's Utopian lost world is now a very pleasant retro musical with Bacharach pop music.

A group of westerners escape from war-torn China but their plane crashes in the Himalayas. Here they are rescued and taken to the mysterious Valley of the Blue Moon, Shangri-La. Secret from the rest of the planet Shangri-La is a country of peace and tranquility for tired-of-the-world diplomat Richard Conway (Peter Finch). There is no crime, war, illness or sadness and people can live for hundreds of year. Richard’s brother, George (Michael York), views it as a gaol from which he wants to escape, even at the expense of his life and bringing destruction to the noble ancient traditions of Shangri-La. In this clip they have crashed and climbed through the mountains to get their first view of paradise.

Chang: Miss Hughes! You are in the midst of life. Do not seek death; it will find you. But choose the road that makes death a fulfillment.

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