The ending (spoiler)


i found this interview with the director where he talks about the ending...

https://www.moviefone.com/2017/04/18/lost-city-of-z-director-james-gray-interview/

So if I immediately get rid of the David Grann stuff and immediately get rid of the James Lynch stuff which, if you've read the book, was quite helpful to me for the ending of this movie, I had something that was more like a novella, which was much more manageable. But even there I had to lose huge chunks of story which I loved -- the whole thing how he met and married his wife, it was like something out of a Bronte book, it's crazy -- and I had to reduce the eight trips to three, one for every act of the film.

But I didn't have a problem with that. It's always been a ludicrous criticism of narrative features like, "It's not totally historically accurate." This is not a documentary. You don't watch "Richard III" and start booing because it's not accurate. You use history as a very open way, as a way of expressing how you feel about the world, in this form, and so I figured I could just lose the Grann stuff. Now, if you've read the book you remember the James Lynch stuff, the investment banker in Brazil who brings his son, who talks about them making him kneel and the circle and all that. So I used that when thinking about what happened to Fawcett. I staged all the stuff at the end copying the James Lynch portion of the book and Lynch get saved basically by a seaplane coming down the river but Mr. Fawcett didn't have that option.


I still would have rather had a more unanswered ending as it seems it is both true to life and more thought provoking... What do you guys think?

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Just watched this film last night.
I found it obviously simplified and quite slow, but not in any majorly bad ways. I’m a period piece junkie so that had it going for me.
I enjoyed the characters and was pleased by Robert Pattinson’s performance. I have never seen him in a film where I actually thought his acting was much good. There were a few moments and characters that made me question things and throw a bit of anger out there (Murray was such a baby and a d**k!!!) so it must have been good enough to get a reaction from me!
The ending made me feel quite sad actually. I didn’t know about the factual story and hadn’t even considered such an ending for the characters, but it did make sense. I found it a fitting end, quite beautiful and it allowed the viewer to imagine their demise for themselves, because no one knows for sure what happened to them in real life.

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Youve made some good points

Btw, i really am starting to respect Robert Pattinson...Check out Good Time (2017) for another great performance
He was also very good in Rover (2014)

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Thanks 😊
Yes he was good in Lost City. He can act!

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Just watched it and really enjoyed it
***Spoilers***

The ending worked for me because we really dont know what happened...maybe the tribe released them and they carried on to find the city but died on the river on their way back or fell to disease or poisonous snakebite
Or, maybe they WERE killed and possibly eaten that night
I thought the ending left room to speculate

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They were taken to the portal to another dimension

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By golly, I had not thought of that!

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But...

If they were killed and eaten, the guy from Brazil wouldn't have been able to give the compass to the wife.

ND

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