Nearly bankrupting Columbia Pictures, Lost Horizon (1937) is still considered by some to be the most expensive movie ever made in Hollywood. In fact, it took 5 years to recoup the film’s production cost which is practically unheard of in the film business. Lost Horizon depicts Shangri-La (that’s right THAT Shangri-La) a mythical utopia deep in the Himalaya Mountains. Although not about Buddhism directly it does illustrate the difficulty that the “West” had (has?) with the East. Up next the Indian Classic Prem Sanyas (The Light of Asia) (1925) by Franz Osten and Himansu Rai. All films are FREE of charge.