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Portsmouth Film Society Presents Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Double Screening

Author: annahowelll Published: 12th March 2012 15:18

24 March 

The D Day museum will be holding a double-bill screening event between. The first ever silent film adaptation of ‘The Lost World' directed by Harry O. Hoyt will be shown 4:30pm.

Playing out the tale of an expedition team who uncover a plateau when prehistoric beasts still roam the land, it features pioneering stop-motion special effects considered ground-breaking at the time (classified U certificate).

This will be followed by the full colour adaptation directed by Irwin Allen in 1960 at 6:30pm. It depicts expedition members who stumble across a land of prehistoric creatures, and are left fighting for their lives and
struggling to find their way home (classified 12 certificate).

Both films are free admission, and are preceded by a short introductory talk by Patti Gaal-Holmes lecturer from the School of Creative Arts, Film and Media at the University of Portsmouth.

These films are presented by the Portsmouth Film Society, please book places in advance by emailing

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