If you have not yet seen Andy Garcia’s film, The Lost City, please do so. You are going to thank me for it. And if you have seen it, see it again. You’ll thank me doubly. I saw the film for the 2nd time last night and I have to say it was better than the first time around. The first time I was busy trying to follow the story and thus I didn’t appreciate the beautiful photography or music as much as I should have. I can’t wait for the DVD to come out. I’d love to hear director’s commentary and see deleted scenes.
But don’t wait for the DVD, go see this film in the theater today.
P.S. one of the things I noticed was a couple of parallels to the Godfather series.
Warning SPOILERS below.
When Don Donoso dies in the tobacco field it reminds me of Don Vito dying in the garden.
When Fico arrives in New York there’s a scene where he is sitting on a chair in his spartan hotel room staring out the window. It reminds me of young vito staring out the window at the Statue of Liberty in his dorm room at Ellis Island where he is quarantined.
And of course both films feature Meyer Lansky (although in the Godfather films he’s called Hymen Roth) trying to muscle a casino business deal.