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The Blue Lagoon

The book The Blue Lagoon was made into the movie The Blue Lagoon.

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Book details for The Blue Lagoon

The Blue Lagoon was written by Henry De Vere Stacpoole. The book was published in 1908 by Kessinger Publishing. More information on the book is available on Amazon.com.

Henry De Vere Stacpoole also wrote The Garden of God (1923).

 

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In the bottom of the dinghy lay a girl, naked all but for a strip of coloured striped material. One of her arms was clasped round the neck of a form that was half hidden by her body, the other clasped partly to herself, partly to her companion, the body o... Read More
In the bottom of the dinghy lay a girl, naked all but for a strip of coloured striped material. One of her arms was clasped round the neck of a form that was half hidden by her body, the other clasped partly to herself, partly to her companion, the body of a baby. They were natives, evidently, wrecked or lost by some mischance from some inter-island schooner. Their breasts rose and fell gently, and clasped in the girl's hand was a branch of some tree, and on the branch a single withered berry.

Movie details for The Blue Lagoon

The movie was released in 1980 and directed by Randal Kleiser, who also directed The Return to the Blue Lagoon (1991) and White Fang (1991). The Blue Lagoon was produced by Sony Pictures. More information on the movie is available on Amazon.com and also IMDb.

Actors on this movie include Brooke Shields, Christopher Atkins, Leo McKern, William Daniels, Elva Josephson, Glenn Kohan, Alan Hopgood, Gus Mercurio, Jeffrey Kleiser, Bradley Pryce, Chad Timmerman, Gert Jacoby, Alex Hamilton and Richard Evanson.

 

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The cinematography by NÚstor Almendros garnered him an Oscar nomination. Unfortunately, the performance by then child star Brooke Shields garnered her a nomination, too--for a Razzie Award. She won, he didn't. This 1980 remake of a much classier, 1949 B... Read More
The cinematography by NÚstor Almendros garnered him an Oscar nomination. Unfortunately, the performance by then child star Brooke Shields garnered her a nomination, too--for a Razzie Award. She won, he didn't.

This 1980 remake of a much classier, 1949 British version features Shields and Christopher Atkins as children shipwrecked on a lush tropical island. They grow to maturity and fall in love, with the script paying special attention to their burgeoning sexuality. Should you desire more trite dialogue, there is an even less satisfying sequel, 1991's Return to the Blue Lagoon. --Rochelle O'Gorman