Shangri-La in popular culture

Shangri-La in popular culture

For main article, see Shangri-La.

Film

* In 1937, Frank Capra directed "Lost Horizon", a film adaptation of Hilton's novel.
* In 1973, Charles Jarrott directed a musical film adaptation of the novel, also called "Lost Horizon."
* In the 1985 Terry Gilliam film "Brazil", the main character Sam Lowry lived in a building called "Shangri-La".
* In the 1992 film "A Few Good Men", Col. Jessep references Guantanamo Bay, Cuba satirically as Shangri-La.
* In the 1992 movie "White Men Can't Jump", Billy (Woody Harrelson)and Gloria (Rosie Perez) take residence in a Shangri-La hotel in Venice Beach.
* In the 1994 movie "Natural Born Killers", Mickey (Woody Harrelson) responds to Mallory's (Juliette Lewis) comment about a "copless town" with: "That would be Shangi-La".
* In the 2003 film "The Cooler", Shangri-La is the name of the Casino at the centre of the movie.
* Shangri-La is featured in the 2004 television movie "", where Flynn and Nicole find the third piece of the Spear of Destiny.
* Shangri-La is mentioned in the 2004 film "Spectres". Actress Marina Sirtis uses the term when describing a summer home she is about to move into with her suicidal daughter.
* In the 2004 film "Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow", Joseph Sullivan and Polly Perkins discover Shangri-La in Nepal.
* The 2005 film "The Promise" was filmed in a location in China called Shangri-La. Also the protagonist is called Kunlun after the mountainous region where Shangri-La was said to exist.
* In the 2005 film "", the Thule Society mistakes the nation of Amestris for Shambhala, the source of the Shangri-La legend.
* In the 2006 film "" the opening street racing scene between Sean and Clay occurs in a planned suburb titled Shangri-La.
* In the 2007 movie "Chill Out, Scooby-Doo!", Shaggy and Scooby stumble across Shangri-La while escaping from the Yeti.
* In the 2008 film "", the Dragon Emperor journeys to Shangri-La in search of the pool of eternal life.

Television

*In the American situation comedy "Frasier", Shangri-La is the name of the apartment complex where Niles moved after his divorce from his wealthy wife Maris. This has a huge impact on the class-conscious Niles.
*The anime series "Noein" depicts an alternate time-space to ours, known as Shangri-La, in which there is no suffering.
*In an episode of "That 70's Show", Red refers to Hyde's rundown house as "Shangri-la on a cracker".
*Shangri-La was the name given to a space colony in the television series Mobile Suit Gundam ZZ.
*In the TV show "Boy Meets World" Shangri-La is the name of a bar in one of the last episodes, set in a black-and-white 1940s detective parody.
*In the anime series "Outlaw Star", Ronald MacDougal's ship's name is the Shangri-La. EDIT: It is named the El Dorado.
*Shangri-La is used as its very meaning by Gouda in the show "" when Motoko Kusanagi breaks into the external memory of Gouda with the help of the tachikomas.
*"Journey to Shangri-La", an episode of "Jem", is based around the premise of a visit to Shangri-La by Jem and the Holograms.
*In "Scrubs", Carla is advising Dr. Cox on a relationship that there is no Shangri-La in the episode My Karma.
*In "Atomic Betty", there is a race of warrior birds who live on clouds called the Shangri-La-Di-Das.
*Shangri-La is the name of the Holden's family home in British TV series 'Blackpool'.
*In "The Simpsons" episode "Lisa's Date with Density", Homer attempts to steal candy from the Kwik-E-Mart by pretending it is Sprinkles on a Doughnut. When Apu discovers this he says: "A mounds bar is not a sprinkle. A Twizzler is not a sprinkle. A Jolly Rancher is not a sprinkle sir. Perhaps in Shangri-la they are, but not here!"
*In the children's show "Clifford's Really Big Movie", the group of friends makes its way to "Shangri-large" for a talent contest.
*In the anime "Saiyuki", Son Goku, the monkey king, and Genjo Sanzo, a high buddhist priest set out to protect Shangri-La from Demons, with help from Cho Hakkai and Sha Gojyo, two demons themselves.
*On the TV series "Angel", Gunn calls the on the surface perfect world of the season four big bad, Jasmine, the "Shangri-la-la-land".
*The Seventh Doctor and Mel visit a holiday camp called Shangri-La in the BBC "Doctor Who" serial "Delta and the Bannermen".
*Shangri-La was parodied on the ' episode ' as Shangri-Llama that Sheen Estevez and Carl Wheezer visit.
*An episode of the children's show "Cyberchase" is set in Shangri La. The episode is about the mathematical concept of doubling.
*An episode of the TV series "Law & Order" is named Shangri-La (Season 13, Episode 2). In the episode, the accused claims to suffer from an identity disorder, where she acts like a sixteen year-old, even though she actually is twenty-six.
*In an episode called "The Paradise Syndrome" of the American Sci-fi series "", an away team beam down to a primitive planet and comment “it’s like discovering Atlantis or Shangri-la”.
*An episode of Disney's animated series "TaleSpin" named "Last Horizons" depicts a plot where Baloo encounters a hidden city called "Panda-La". Anthropomorphic pandas (all the characters are anthropomorphic, in the series) rule the isolated city and the Emperor named Wan Lo (notably, Robert Ito is the voice) ultimately exploits the easy-going Baloo who leads them back to Cape Suzette where the Emperor launches an attack. Strangely, this episode was coined as controversial (though, it was definitely syndicated for a short time) and was temporarily banned and taken off the air. However, it can be found on the Vol. 2 DVD of the series.
*The documentry Killer at Thurston High in which 15 year old Kip Kinkle kills his mother and father, and instigates a school massacre; is completely juxtaposed with the fact he and his family lived in Shangri-La

Music

*"Shangri-La" is a song written in 1946 by Carl Sigman, Matt Malneck, and Robert Maxwell. Maxwell had the first instrumental hit with his orchestra in 1964. It was also made popular in vocal recordings by The Four Coins and The Lettermen, and sung as a popular standard by many singers of the big band era. Jackie Gleason also used "Shangri-La" as his theme song.
*In 2004, Mark Knopfler released an album named "Shangri-La", also featuring a song entitled "Our Shangri-La".
*Shangri-La was the name of the song performed by Gerard Joling for the European Song contest of 1988 (ended on the 9th spot).
*In 2002, Insane Clown Posse released an album entitled "The Wraith: Shangri-La" one of two albums, this one depicting a place meaning heaven. ICP also mentions Shangri-La in many songs on other albums.
*The Twelve Girls Band has a song called "Shangri-La" on their album Eastern Energy.
*Taiwanese singer-songwriter Lee-Hom Wang released an album in December 2004 entitled "Shangri-La".
*Shangri-La is mentioned in Elton John's song "The Trail We Blaze".
*Shangri-La is mentioned in Led Zeppelin's song Kashmir.
*Shangri-La is also mentioned in Patti Smith's song 1959.
*The band Mother Love Bone wrote a song titled "This Is Shangri La"
*There is a song named Shangri-La in Billy Idol's Cyberpunk album.
*Clinic's self-titled album has a track named DJ Shangri-La (Domino Records 2000)
*Don Henley recorded a song called Shangri-La as part of his album, The End of the Innocence
*The Kinks recorded a track titled Shangri-La on the 1969 album Arthur (Or the Decline and Fall of the British Empire).
*Punk rock band The Adicts released a song titled Shangri-La on their album "Twenty-Seven"
*Stevie Nicks released an album in 2001 entitled Trouble in Shangri-La; the first track sharing the same name as the album.
*The line "I found a way I could navigate my boat through these troubled waters to the shores of Shangri-la" was used in the song "Eggshells" by Plastic by Nature.
*There was a 1960s girl group called The Shangri-Las.
*The alternative rock group Stone Temple Pilots released an album in 2001 entitled "Shangri-La Dee Da"
*The band Electric Light Orchestra wrote a song titled "Shangri-La," which appeared on their album "A New World Record".
*The Rutles had a song called "Shangri-La" on their album Archaeology. Originally written by Rutles member Neil Innes in the late 1970s.
*Shangri-La is mentioned on AC/DC's track titled "Sin City"
*Shangri-La is mentioned in Neurotic Outsiders's song "Story Of My Life"
*Shangri-La is referenced in Ry Cooder's "Poor Man's Shangri-La" (Track 01 off of the album "Chavez Ravine")
*Shangri-La is the name of the recording studio of the 1960s Americana group The Band.
*Shangri-La is the name of the opening theme to the anime Soukyuu no Fafner, by the Japanese pop duo angela.
*Shangro-La is the name of the single by pop band LMNT.
*Teena Marie recorded a song named Shangri-La for her 1986 album Emerald City
*The British rock group Oasis released a B-side called "Idler's Dream" which contains the lines "You're an idler's dream and you're singing Shangri-La."
*Shangri-La is mentioned in Gerard McManns' Cry Little Sister. The Theme from the film "The Lost Boys".
*Shangri-La is mentioned in the Nightwish song and album "Angels Fall First", with the line "Not relieved by thoughts of Shangri-La, nor enlightened by the lessons of Christ."
*The band Dog Fashion Disco, originated from Baltimore, MD, mentions Shangri-La in their song "Valley Girl Ventriloquist", on the "Anarchists of Good Taste" Album. Todd Smith, the vocalist, sings "Follow me to Shangri-La".
*Shangri-La is mentioned in the track "Searching for Atlantis", by British heavy metal legends Saxon on their "Lionheart" album.
*Shangri-La is mentioned in the song "Gone Fishin'," a duet with Louis Armstrong and Bing Crosby.
*Shangri-La is mentioned in the song "Nothing Can Compare With You" by Bob Hope.
*Shangri-La is the title of a song Japanese singer Matsuoka Hideaki (松岡英明) debuted in his 20th anniversary special concert.
*Shangri-La is the title of an A*Teens single
*Shangri-La is the title of a Grandaddy track on the Just Like the Fambly Cat album (the track covers the ending of the Electric Light Orchestra song with the same title, but with slightly changed lyrics).
*Shangri-La is mentioned in Mötley Crüe's Song. Dr Feelgood
*Shangri-La was the name of the disaster-ridden Malibu studio where Skinny Puppy recorded The Process.
*Shangri-La is the title of a single by Japanese singer Minako Honda, released on 1990.
*Shangri-La is the title of a single by J-Rock group chatmonchy. It was also used as the ending theme of the 2006 anime, Hataraki-man.
*Shangri-La is mentioned in "The Promised Land" track on the Final Fantasy Pray CD. The song is a remake of the overworld theme from Final Fantasy II.
*Shangri-La is mentioned in The Good Life's song, "Some Bullshit Escape," from Black Out with the line: "Is it better where you are, in Xanadu or Shangri-La? Is it anything like Omaha?"
* Shangri-La is mentioned in the song "Dawn Of A Golden Age" from the RoadRunner United compilation released by RoadRunner Records to mark their 25th anniversary. The song is sung by Dani Filth of Cradle Of Filth: "Vermilion rivers slither past Racing roads to Shangri-La."
* Project Shangri-La is the title of a Lana Lane album.
* Shangri-La is also mentioned in the Demis Roussos's song "Lovely lady of Arcadia", with the line "In your arms I found my Shangri-La."
* Toxic Rock group Zug Izland mentions Shangri-La in their cover of Pink Floyd's Another Brick in the Wall.
* Shangri-La is the title of a song of a Finnish musician/poet called Kauko Röyhkä
* Shangri-La mentioned on "The Lost Boys" Soundtrack
* In a Norwegian movie about Kaptein Sabeltann, Shangri-La is mentioned as Sabeltann's sacred place.
* Shangri-La is a song by J-Rock group Siam Shade in the album SIAM SHADE VI
* Shangri-La is mentioned on the Mötley Crüe song Dr. Feelgood
* Shangri-La is mentioned in the Cyndi Lauper 1994 song Come On Home
* Tougenkyou (Shangri-La in English) is a song by J-Pop group Amasia Landscape in the album Goldenvine.
* Shangurira (Shangri-La) is a song by J-Rock group GO!GO!7188 included in their 5th album "parade"..
* Shangri-La is mentioned in the Oasis track Idler's Dream, a B-Side on The Hindu Times single.
* Shangri-La is mentioned in the Ocean Colour Scene song Huckleberry Grove.
* "Shangri-La" is the title of sixth track on Martina Topley-Bird's second album, "The Blue God".
* Shangri-La is mentioned in the Zettai Unmei Mokushiroku, (Absolute Destiny Apocalypse), song of the anime series Revolutionary Girl Utena
* Shangri-La is the title of one of Kim Wilde's songs in the album "Teases & Dares (1984)".
* Shangri-la ("Bulgarian" Шангри Ла) is a Bulgarian pop band.
* Shangri-La is mentioned in Raine Maida's song entitled Careful What You Wish For on the album The Hunters Lullaby.
* Shangri-La is mentioned in the lyrics of the Bee Gees' 1979 album Spirits Having Flown, on the song Spirits (Having Flown). It says: "I'd like to take you to my shangri-la. Neither here or far away from home".
* Shangri-La is mentioned in the 'closing lullaby' of the Janelle Monae song 'Many Moons': "and when the world just treats you wrong/just come with me and i'll take you home/shan shan shan shangri-la/ na na na na na na na na na na na"

Games

*Shangrila is a hidden level on Ogre Battle: March of the Black Queen, accessible after locating the appropriate Chaos Gate.
*Shangri-La was a [http://www.klov.com/game_detail.php?game_id=5331] pinball machine made by Williams Mfg. Co in 1967.
*Shangri La is a Casual game developed by [http://www.zylom.com Zylom] , a demo can be played [http://www.en.zylom.com/game/425/shangri-la.html here] .
*Shangri-La is the last level in the 2002 video game, "".
*Shangri-La is one of the Illuminati introduced in the Y2K expansion of the Illuminati (game) card game by Steve Jackson (US), .
*Shangri-La appears in as an explorable environment, where one of the three pieces of the Sosiqui Legacy is protected.
*Shangri-La is the central theme of "The Bridges of Shangri-La", a board game designed by Leo Colovini and currently published by Überplay. Previous editions were published by Kosmos and 999 Games.
*Shangri-La was the name of the city of the goblins in Radiata Stories.
*The quest for Shangri-La: Dark Carnival games. A boardgame designed by Robert "Jumpsteady" Bruce.
*In , when entering the last level, Spongebob thinks that he is in Shangri-La.
*In the SEGA game, Yakuza (video game) (2005), there is a massage parlour called Shangri-La.
*In , Shangri-La is a "secret" town, devoid of enemies and offering some of the best shops and services in the game, that players will find if they can make it to the bottom of a demon-infested volcano.
*Mentioned in Bye Bye Birdie
*A MUSH based on a theme of BDSM fantasy role-playing is called [http://www.shangrilamush.com/ Shangrila] .
*One of the cities in is named Xiangrala.
*Shangri-La is spoofed in World of Warcraft in a zone called Ogri'la, an Ogre faction/city.
*Shangri-La is the name of a Deathmatch map in "Unreal Tournament 3". The map is DM-ShangriLa.
*Shangri-La is a Floating City in the game Tradewinds and is known as a Pirate City.
*In the Origin Systems game " [Privateer [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wing_Commander:_Privateer] ", Shangri-La is a planet which has been colonised by humans and serves as an idyllic holiday resort. It is one of several "pleasure planets" located in the Gemini Sector.

Other

*Shangri-La is a very famous brand of whiskey distilled in Sikkim, (North-East India)
*Shangri-La is the name of one of the last songs in the play Forever Plaid.
*The United States navy named one of its aircraft carriers after the fictional location, "USS Shangri-La". The name was a reference to the recently lost "Hornet" (CV-8): after the Doolittle Raid, launched from the "Hornet", President Roosevelt answered a reporter's question by saying that the raid had come from "Shangri-La".
*Shangri-La is a non-profit organization in Salem, Oregon that provides homes, jobs and supports to individuals with developmental disabilities, economic disadvantages or other barriers to employment. Shangri-La delivers services in over 80 locations and operates 7 subsidiary businesses. Learn more at www.shangrilacorp.org.
*"Shangri La" is repeatedly alluded to in the Kurt Vonnegut novel "Deadeye Dick."
*The name and legend inspired Carl Barks when he wrote and drew the Uncle Scrooge comic book "The Land of Tralla La" published in 1954. Half a century later, Don Rosa later wrote and drew "Return to Tralla La." Tralla La is shown as almost identical to Shangri-La.
*Shangri La (Doris Duke) is a mansion outside Honolulu, Hawaii that now houses the Islamic art collection of the Honolulu Academy of Arts.
*Seth Roberts named his weight loss plan The Shangri-La Diet because the diet seemed to allow weight loss without suffering, and thus was a sort of dieter's paradise
*Shangri-La is the name of a popular strip club in Tampa, FL, located near the world famous Mons Venus and 2001 Space Odyssey.
*A version of Shangri-La called Nanda Parbat can be found in DC Comics. It was created by a deity called Rama Kushna, who also created Deadman.
*Shangri-La is an international chain of luxury hotels.
*Allan Quatermain and Mina Murray meet Orlando during a visit to Shangri-la in "The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen: The New Traveller's Almanac"
*Shangri-La is the nickname for room MB2, also known as "The Newcombe Kingdom".
*Shangrila Furniture, Inc - Heshan, China based furniture manufacturer selling from warehouses located in Ontario, California and in Prusice, Southern Poland
*The characters of Urusei Yatsura visit a place claiming to be Shangri-La in one of the manga chapters.
*Shangri-La Healing Center is a healing practice for Reiki, massage and 5 tibetan rites located in Hyvinkaa Finland. [http://www.shangri-la.fi/]
*ShaneGrayLa is a play on words used by Shane Gray on his website www.shanegrayla.com : [http://www.shanegrayla.com] . Shane publishes content of urban adventures and television broadcasts covered by city, national and international news stations. Shane is best known for his mockery of the SARS virus scare and his proposal to Darce de la Roche on the 11th of September.
*Shangri-La is a private section of the Lords of Pain forums that is used for pure wrestling discussion.
*Shangri-La and the novel are spoofed in the Goon Show episode "Shangri-La Again". Script: [http://www.thegoonshow.net/scripts_show.asp?title=s06e08_shangri_la_again]
*Shangri-L.A. is a nickname for Los Angeles (L.A.) in the Weetzie Bat series by Francesca Lia Block.
*'Lush Cosmetics' makes a facial moisturizer called 'Skin's Shangri-La'.
*Shangri-La is a soft drink brand distributed in Guatemala.
*Shangri-La is mentioned in [http://www.irregularwebcomic.net/1813.html/ this] Irregular Webcomic! strip, as the Yeti's casino, possibly alluding to the common concept of Las Vegas= Paradise
*Shangri-La was a major entertainment area at the 2008 Glastonbury Festival. It featured music and exotic entertainment such as a 'tilted disco' and fighting midgets.
*Shangri-La was an infamous strip club and bar in Azusa, California in the 70's and 80's, which featured a black structure. Subsequently known as "Corky's Corner" after owners Corky and William Allen, in the 90's it fell into disrepair with the surrounding property used for the homeless, becoming a blighted spot for crime and prostitution. It was since condemned and demolished. In June 2008, the city purchased the property, and plans to erect a restaurant and small retail operation in its place.
*Shangri-La is heavily referenced in Australian author Melina Marchetta's novel "On the Jellicoe Road".


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