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Lord of the Flies

The movie Lord of the Flies was based on the book Lord of the Flies.

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Movie details for Lord of the Flies

The movie was released in 1990 and directed by Harry Hook. Lord of the Flies was produced by MGM (Video & DVD). More information on the movie is available on Amazon.com and also IMDb.

Actors on this movie include Balthazar Getty, Chris Furrh, Danuel Pipoly, James Badge Dale, Andrew Taft (II), Edward Taft, Gary Rule, Terry Wells (II), Braden MacDonald, Angus Burgin, Martin Zentz, Brian Jacobs (III), Vincent Amabile, David Weinstein (III), Chuck Bell, Everado Elizondo, James Hamm, Charlie Newmark, Brian Matthews (III) and Shawn Skie.

 

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Harry Hook's adaptation is not as faithful to the William Golding novel as you'd wish (they excised the Lord of the Flies dialogue with Simon!) and because of it, the movie is less allegorical and less resonant. A group of young men from a military academ... Read More
Harry Hook's adaptation is not as faithful to the William Golding novel as you'd wish (they excised the Lord of the Flies dialogue with Simon!) and because of it, the movie is less allegorical and less resonant. A group of young men from a military academy are stranded on an island. The group quickly becomes fractious with a passive section led by Ralph, trying to get rescued, and a hunter faction, led by Jack, trying to procure meat and "have fun." Peter Brook's 1963 filming seemed to get closer to the Darwinist sense of this cultural disintegration. Here, the hunter faction seems more like Peter Pan's Lost Boys than the bloodthirsty murderers they are. The performances, particularly young Getty, don't quite carry the weight of the situation. It's still, however, sobering to slowly watch the school uniforms traded for war paint, and the little boys turn into little savages. --Keith Simanton

Book details for Lord of the Flies

Lord of the Flies was written by William Golding. The book was published in 1954 by Listening Library (Audio). More information on the book is available on Amazon.com.

 

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William Golding's classic novel of primitive savagery and survival is one of the most vividly realized and riveting works in modern fiction. The tale begins after a plane wreck deposits a group of English school boys, aged six to twelve on an isolated tro... Read More
William Golding's classic novel of primitive savagery and survival is one of the most vividly realized and riveting works in modern fiction. The tale begins after a plane wreck deposits a group of English school boys, aged six to twelve on an isolated tropical island. Their struggle to survive and impose order quickly evolves from a battle against nature into a battle against their own primitive instincts. Golding's portrayal of the collapse of social order into chaos draws the fine line between innocence and savagery.