Lord of the Flies
Lord of the Flies • 1h 30m
Directed by Peter Brook • 1963 • United Kingdom
Starring James Aubrey, Tom Chapin, Hugh Edwards
In the hands of the renowned experimental theater director Peter Brook, William Golding’s legendary novel about the primitivism lurking beneath civilization becomes a film as raw and ragged as the lost boys at its center. Taking an innovative documentary-like approach, Brook shot LORD OF THE FLIES with an off-the-cuff naturalism, seeming to record a spontaneous eruption of its characters’ ids. The result is a rattling masterpiece, as provocative as its source material.
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LORD OF THE FLIES Commentary
This audio commentary, recorded in 1993, features director Peter Brook, producer Lewis Allen, director of photography Tom Hollyman, and cameraman and editor Gerald Feil.
Peter Brook on LORD OF THE FLIES
In this half-hour interview from 2008, director Peter Brook discusses his move from theater to film, his approach to adapting LORD OF THE FLIES, and the film’s complicated production history.
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