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Tuesday, May 2, 2017

The Lost City of Z

Ever hear of an explorer named Percy Fawcett?  He disappeared in the Amazon in 1925.  Fawcett believed that the indigenous population of the region was descended from an advanced civilization, and was searching for archaeological evidence of that lost civilization when he disappeared.

The Lost City of Z is a movie about Fawcett's exploits. It's a quiet, serious movie, and it dragged a little in spots.

But overall, it was an interesting movie.  It captured Fawcett's enthusiasm for exploration, the wonder of discovery.  While Fawcett was a man of his time, he had respect for the indigenous people of the Amazon and wanted to preserve their culture.

A thoughtful movie, worth seeing.

2 comments:

Liz A. said...

Oh, is that what that's about? I heard the title, but as I don't watch commercials, I hadn't seen anything about it save the title.

songbird's crazy world said...

I hadn't heard of it either, until Drew suggested it. Then today I saw the TV commercial.

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