Some time ago now, department stores at Christmas showed small animated figures in their windows. It's a bit like that, The Lost World ... a showcase of toys :-)
Dans le temps les vitrines de grands magasins à Noël présentaient de petites figurines animées. C'est un peu ça The Lost World ... une vitrine de jouets de grands magasins :-)
This is now my favorite silent film I've ever seen! I've always loved monster movies, and you can see how every other monster movie thereafter took inspiration from The Lost World. Yes, the romance is ridiculous and there's inexplicably a character in blackface and a weird, evil monkey-man, but it was 1925! The dinosaurs are terrific.
every scene with a dinosaur is great, just really charming and inventive; every scene with a human is beyond awful. last ten minutes manage to pull it out, though! and i'm glad the brontosaurus got away.
A film that could've potentially impressed me, this adventure film lacks an adventurous story. The SFX were crude for its time but ultimately impressive & was the best part of the film. But the lack of wonder, Love's many closeups, the pointless Ape Man, & Beery's cranky performance makes this a letdown. A few laughs are had in the allosaurus' & their insatiable appetite.
Anthropologist's delight! Thx MUBI! The animated scenes were so magical I was irked by the "story" until I remembered Saturday matinee serials, then I had fun with that part, even the apalling blackface character who reveals so much about general white attitudes and confusion around black people. Mind-boggling that the dinosaurs seemed better understood than a contemporary fellow human being with darker skin color.
Truly awesome by definition to see where special effects came from and where they are now. It's equally fascinating to see the impact The Lost World has left on cinema, from the eight-years-later King Kong all the way to modern day monster movies. Even if the human scenes feel lacking, the claymation dinosaur scenes are still terrific. All the gratitude in the world is what this classic deserves.