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Lost Horizon

Lost Horizon is a fantasy adventure novel by James Hilton. Hugh Conway, a veteran member of the British diplomatic service, finds inner peace, love, and a sense of purpose in Shangri-La[?], a utopian lamasery[?] high in the Himalayas in Tibet whose inhabitants also enjoy longevity.

The book, published in 1933, was a huge success, and President Franklin D. Roosevelt named the Presidential hideaway in Maryland after Shangri-La[?]. It has since been renamed Camp David.

The book has been made into two films:

1937, directed by Frank Capra
1973[?], directed by Charles Jarrott[?] (musical version)

Another very different film with the same title Lost Horizon (2000)[?] has the original Spanish title La Cabecita rubia, and is the work of Argentinian director Luis Sampieri[?]. It has been compared to Fellini's La Strada[?]



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