Lord Of The Flies

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(out of 5)


Those disappointed by the more recent version of William Golding’s novel should definitely get a look at this classic film by Peter Brook. It centres around the experiences of a group of British schoolboys who are marooned on a desert island after their plane crashes into the Pacific Ocean. In their new little microcosm, we see how all the tribal patterns of humanity, the violence and thirst for power, take their toll on the boys as they create a vicious, primitive state of civilization. Brook’s direction brings out all the best subtleties that the novel had to offer, and the acting by all the youngsters is top-notch.


Two Arts Ltd.

United Kingdom, 1963

Directed by

Screenplay by Peter Brook, based on the novel by

Cinematography by

Produced by ,

Music by

Production Design by

Costume Design by

Film Editing by

Film Festivals:  Cannes 1963

National Board of Review Awards 1963.  

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