"The Lost World " ( eng. The Lost World ) - feature television movie of 2001 based on the novel by Arthur Conan Doyle "The Lost World".
|The lost world|
|Tony mulholland |
|In the main|
|Bob Hoskins , |
|Original tv channel|
|First impression||December 25, 2001|
|Last impression||December 26, 2001|
|Number of episodes|
At the beginning of the 20th century, the famous professor Challenger makes an amazing discovery - on a remote plateau in the Amazon jungle , there is an amazing and wonderful world in which dinosaurs still live. Millions of years of evolution have not touched him - he remained in its original form. To convince the skeptics, a group of adventurers - Challenger himself, his eccentric colleague Professor Summerly, the girl Agnes from the mission village, the fearless hunter Lord John Roxton and the young reporter Edward Malone - embark on an exciting, dangerous journey to search for this amazing prehistoric world.
|Bob Hoskins||Professor George Challenger|
|James fox||Professor Leo Summerly|
|Tom ward||Lord John Roxton|
|Matthew Reese||Edward malone|
|Peter Falk||Theo Kerr|
Differences from the book
- In the novel, John Roxton does not die and does not remain to live among the Indians, but returns with all the heroes to London and is present in the continuation of The Lost World.
- Agnes is missing in the book, as is her missionary uncle. In the film, he is assigned the role of some guides from the book.
- Of the animals in the film, the stegosaurus , megalosaurus , plesiosaurus and fororacos are not shown, but there are sauropods , entelodon and gypsilophodon , which are not in the book. The place of pterodactyl in the film is given to pteranodon .
- In the book, the Allosaurs themselves attacked the natives' village, while in the film they were called to Pithecanthropus.
- Professors Summerly and Challenger were a little "swapped." It’s obvious from the book that Challenger is married (his wife is present in the story, a fragile but brave woman is described), but not a word has been said about the Summerley family. In the film, Professor Challenger is an inveterate bachelor, while Professor Summerly is the father of a large family with not only a wife, but also three children.
- At the end of the film, a company of travelers hide the location of the land of Mep White and completely deny their find, in the book they are carried away in their arms with ovations as pioneers.
- The film uses unique computer technology that was used when filming the series "Walking with the Dinosaurs."
- "The Lost World" - according to most British, the best adaptation of the famous novel by Arthur Conan Doyle .
- Filming took place in New Zealand in the Nelson Lakes National Park, on the west coast and in other picturesque places of the island.
- The film touches on one of the most controversial problems of paleontology at the beginning of the 20th century - the method of movement of the iguanodon dinosaur. According to Professor Summerly, this animal was two-legged, but Challenger considers him four-legged and, in the story, turns out to be right. In fact, the iguanodons and their close relatives could move around like that.
There are two versions of the film, one of which is shortened. Among the deleted scenes are mostly minor points:
- It is shown in detail how travelers climb the plateau;
- Iguanodon chews a fern branch in front of a stunned Challenger;
- Agnes and Melone walk along the shore of the lake, looking for Roxton;
- In the natives' village, Summerly builds an airplane hoping to leave the plateau;
- Challenger studies pithecanthropus enclosed in a wooden cage.
- Agnes and Melone see how two allosaurus come out of the forest and head to the village.
- One of the allosaurs is approaching the village from the other side.
BAFTA TV Award
- 2002 - nomination for the BAFTA TV Award in the category “Best Original Television Movie Music” (Robert Lane)
- 2002 - BAFTA TV Award nomination for Best Sound (Hugh Johnson, David Madigen, David Croziere)
- 2002 - BAFTA TV Award nomination for Best Visual Effects (William Bartlett)
- 2003 - nomination for the Emmy Award in the category “Outstanding Musical Composition for a Mini-Series or Movie” (Robert Lane)
- 2003 - Emmy Award nomination for Outstanding Visual Effects for a Miniseries or Movie (Scott Griffin, William Bartlett, Virgil Manning, Darren Byford, Simon Wellie, Ben Cronin, Paul Verrall, John Howars, Jes Harris)
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