Lord of the Flies
Director's Suite (Peter Brook)
This classic movie once again arrives on
DVD and tells the tale of a group of schoolboys who are stranded on a
tropical island. The movie is adapted from the novel by William Golding
that tells of manís darker and animalistic nature of what might happen
when the walls and norms of society are broken down.
I remember reading
this book while I was at school and seeing the original movie left
me quite flabbergasted and even seeing the movie again so many years
later, it still had the same effect.
As opposed to the 1990ís remake,
the original movie version has a strong impact on the viewer due to the
actors and how the movie was filmed. Creepy should also come into the
The actors have been well chosen to represent their novel
counterparts and what starts as children on paradise, soon
erupts into animalistic emotions and deadly repercussions. Their plan is
simple, have fun while they await to be saved, however from the hunt
they are forced to
kill a wild pig for food which then causes ripples through the group,
until the devastating conclusion.
You will never look at pigs and
conches the same way again.
A true cinematic classic!
New digital transfer with restored image and sound
Audio Commentary by Associate Professor Christopher Palmer, La Trobe
University, author of Philip K Dick: Exhilaration and Terror of the
An interview with director Peter Brook.
Australian Teachers of Media (AToM) Study Guide
Peter Brookís Lord of the Flies and the Darkness of Manís Heart, an
essay by Dr Brian McFarlane, Honourary Associate Professor, Monash
University and Visiting Professor (Film Studies) at the University of
English Subtitles for the deaf and hearing impaired