Plot & Details
Peter Brooks' big-screen adaptation of William Golding's classic Lord of the Flies adheres closely to the source material. After a plane accident, 30 school-age boys find themselves stranded on an island. The boys decide that the disciplined Ralph (James Aubrey) will be their leader. Jack (Tom Chapin) heads up a group who will hunt and butcher the local population of pigs for food. Also on the island is the mature, intelligent Piggy (Hugh Edwards). Eventually Ralph and Jack become the center of a war for leadership on the island. The story was filmed with less success in 1990.
- MPAA Rating: Not Yet Rated
- Genre(s): Drama
- Run Time: 90min.
- DVD Release Date: 01/18/2000
- Distributor(s): Continental, Louis Allen-Dana Hogdon-Two Arts production
- Director(s): Peter Brook
- Starring: James Aubrey , Tom Chapin , Hugh Edwards , Roger Elwin , Tom Gaman
- Themes: Survival in the Wilderness,Living In Exile,Innocence Lost,Stranded
- Tone: Atmospheric,Disturbing,Forceful,Ominous,Visceral
- Keywords: boy, childhood-adventures, coming-of-age, good-vs-evil, innocence, post-nuclear-holocaust, separation, survivor, teenagers
- Language: English