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Lord of the Flies (1963)

Director:
Peter Brook 
COUNTRY
UK
GENRE
Drama
NORWEGIAN TITLE
Fluenes herre
RUNNING TIME
92 minutes
Producer:
Stanley Kramer
Screenwriter (based on the book by William Golding):
Peter Brook


Cast includes:

CHARACTER ACTOR/ACTRESS RATING
Ralph James Aubrey
Jack Tom Chapin
Piggy Hugh Edwards
Simon Tom Gaman
Roger Roger Elwin
Robert Nicholas Hammond

 

Review

Downright, serious adaptation of William Golding's novel with fairly good acting and beautiful (if somewhat closed) photography. Peter Brook was patient with his kids, and that has resulted in a number of spontaneous, authentic scenes that with a bit more effective direction could have given this film real impact. Unfortunately, it is all done a bit too pedantically, and the film doesn't really compel until the final scene. Chapin and Aubrey are both good finds in the two leads. I wish the director had given them a bit more juice to squeeze. Remade, the American way, in 1990 by Sara Schiff/Harry Hook.

Copyright 17.8.2007 Fredrik Gunerius Fevang

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