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The Lord of the Flies (Widescreen) (Sous-titres français) [Import]
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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 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 --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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Then I saw the movies(both) Even though the first movie had its flaws(Simon seeing the pig head as the lord of the flies, but in the movie the skull never seems to speek to him as it does in the book) it was a better representation of the novel.
In the American version when the boys are dancing around the fire as little savages the main detractor is what they are wearing...Boys underwear with cartoons and pictures. It made it more humorous than shocking. (humorous because many parents let thier young sons at this age walk around home in this 'form' of dress) It would have been better if they just had their wornout and ripped pants. This would have shown thier fall into savagary better, like the first movie did. The main reason is it shows they are growing out of what they had known and it is wearing and tearing away.
The Rivalry between Ralph and Jack is very different, they seem to agree too much then split apart too quickly.....no build up to the separation of the boys
The character of Simon in this version was only a very minor part. Even though the book has him learning who the real 'Beast' is.......them.
As is usual for a novel turned Movie.....READ THE BOOK
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This really is dirt if a cult film becayse most people picked it up after reading the novel in school. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Kelly D. Bryson
This movie purports to be based on William Golding's Lord of the Flies, a great piece of literature. Read morePublished on Aug. 18 2012 by James Field
This is the perfect kit to show this film to a class of highschool students, which was it's intended purpose. Read morePublished on March 19 2011 by Canadian Shy
The movie of Lord Of The Flies was a cheap interpretation of the novel by William Golding. Harry Hook's idea on what some pieces of the novel were that some had no significance. Read morePublished on Feb. 28 2004 by carlos acosta
Okay, Lord of the Flies is one one the finest books the world has ever known. The 1963 version of the book is mediocre, at best. The 1990 version is an even bigger let down. Read morePublished on Feb. 16 2004 by Chris Stone
I love this movie.I read the novel and than i bot it.The first time i sean the movie 1990 verson was on tv.Know i got it on dvd. Read morePublished on Jan. 9 2004
...is how I would describe Harrry Hook's interpretation of William Golding's classic. This film has much more emotion than given in the book if it is a little more bloody thirsty... Read morePublished on Dec 13 2003 by Ms. Rebecca Boll