Lord of the FliesDirector: Harry Hook
Harry Hook directed this second screen adaptation of William Golding's cult novel about a group of British schoolchildren who revert to savagery when marooned on a deserted island. The new adaptation replaces British school children with a group of American military cadets and instead of a shipwreck, their plane crashes into the sea. The children swim ashore onto an island and try to fend for themselves, with the only surviving adult wracked with fever and crazed with pain. As the children get the feel of the island, the group separates into two different camps: Ralph (Balthazar Getty) and his followers prefer to act civilized and want to expand their efforts toward finding a way off the island; on the other hand, Jack (Chris Furrh) and his band revert to painting their faces, carrying spears and exploiting the island for survival. When the chances for rescue become less and less likely, the two factions go to war with each other, with tragic results.
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Cast & Crew
|Bob Peck||Marine Officer|
|Bill Schoppert||Marine Petty Officer|
|Michael Greene||The Pilot|
|Jay Presson Allen||Screenwriter|
|Lewis M. Allen||Executive Producer|
|Douglas B. Arnold||Musical Direction/Supervision|
|Jennifer Chang||Art Director|
|John-Peter Dabdoub||Special Effects|
|Errol Dias||Special Effects|
|Warren Dunn||Special Effects|
|Frank Edge||Special Effects|
|Giorgio Ferrari||Special Effects|
|Logan R. Frazee||Special Effects|
|Terry Frazee||Special Effects|
|Jamie Leonard||Production Designer|
|Albert McTaggert||Special Effects|
|Andrew Miller||Special Effects|
|Clovis Nelson||Special Effects|
|Peter Newman||Executive Producer|
|Harry Rabinowitz||Musical Direction/Supervision|
|Lauren Rodriguez||Special Effects|
|Philippe Sarde||Score Composer|
|Walker Stuart||Associate Producer|
|Roland Vickers||Special Effects|
|Doreen Watkinson||Costumes/Costume Designer|
1. Main Title/The Ocean [:10]
2. The First Night [:13]
3. Ralph Leads Assembly [1:39]
4. Camp/Fire [1:11]
5. Tastes Like Chicken [2:19]
6. Discipline Dissolving [1:55]
7. Where's the Captain? [1:02]
8. Warriors/Dissent [4:57]
9. Starting Over [2:51]
10. The Monster [:42]
11. Stealing and Giving [1:17]
12. A Fatal Feast [:56]
13. Blame All Around [:59]
14. Ralph and Piggy Alone [4:45]
15. Search and Rescue [3:15]
16. End Credits [1:40]
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I couldn't believe that some reviewers hated the movie. This movie comes as close to the book, including its powerful moral message, as any movie possibly can. There are passages in the book that are simply impossible to translate onto the screen. That's why you usually get more from the book. This movie, however, stayed close both to the book's narrative and spirit. And Like the book, the movie's impact stayed with me for a long time after I saw it. I'm getting the DVD so I can see it again and again and, like the book, pass it on to my kids.
The Lord of The Flies was a very impress book that taught a valuable lesson in life. I found within each chapter that the book caught my attention each minute i was reading. The suspense in the novel kept me wanting to read more and more. the details were very descriptive and made the book feel like it was a true story. The conflict between Ralph and Jack made the novel more suspenseful. Even though the boys had their fun with freedom reality hit them quick. In conclusion this novel shows a great site of imagination for boys from age 6-15 or anybody interested in a good adventure book. It shows the lessons in life and how society works on a deserted island. This novel is a must read for all boys
Wow. Never thought I'd like this kind of thing! I had to read this for English class, and I was not anticipating it (we had to read "A Separate Peace earlier, and I hated it...and when I found out we had to read this and that the central message was the same, I was all, "Oh, great, more angsty boys killing each other"). However, after spending about two weeks on the book and viewing the movie...I came to actually really enjoy it. The movie, I will agree with a ton of other people, does screw up a bunch of stuff (and I've heard that the 1963 movie sticks to the book much better than this one). However, I tend to be open-minded when it comes to page-to-screen adaptions, and I thought that this was a great movie! Now all I need to do is find the time to go out and get this...
This movie is wonderful and compelling, even though it contains almost all child actors the y do a stupendous job portraying their charecters. While it is not a direct remake of the movie it contains all of the main ideas and themes that the book contains. It changes a lot of stuff from the book but still keeps the same basic plotline with minor variations made to update the story. It is an excellent rendition of a classic book and I would reccomend it to anyone who would be able to understand the underlying themes and theway in which it represents our own modern world.
This book was kinda boring to me even though I did enjoy the part where the boys taught themselves how to survive in fight. This book did not make that much since to me although it did have some dramatic parts in the story. And it was also sad because they killed their friend and he was trying to help them out and they did not want to listen to him I thought it was very unfair beacause he could have been saving them.I also thought that it was good they learned how to survive on their own when the conch broke because if they wouldn't have learned to survive on their own I beleive they would not have made it.
Okay,this movie was too unlike the book.The language was rather crude and it made the main themes of the book too blunt and was very hard to understand at times,and a little underdetailed. The modern twists and juvenile aspects were too ironic in comparison to the book and the characters resembled very little to how they were supposed to be portrayed. But I guess it was okay.If you want to really understand the book,just read it or see the 1965 version which was much better.
I came to this film with an open mind. I read Lord of the Flies just a few months ago and I was almost overwhelmed by both the rich, pervasive themes and the exquisite detail. The book was truly horrifying in its portrayal of evil. This movie, however, and even more so for the 1963 version, left a great deal to be desired. I admit that the presence of growing evil was always present, in greater or lesser degree, but the substantial details that held the horror of the story together were disappointingly absent. In addition, the music was terrible; it helped to set and maintain mood in absolutely NO WAY. The only intriguing feature of the film was its wonderful set. In fact, its set earned from me one extra star to save it from the solitude of one. To summarize my argument, the story is enchantingly artistic and creates much rich mental imagery -- the film stifles those images and leaves a very bland, superficial presentation for its audience.
The Lord of the Flies was in all around inspiring book that taught me the value of human virtue. One of William Golding's best by far. It was a book that grasped my attention from the begging. And I could not put it down once I picked it up. I found that within the first couple of chapters, the novel instantly caught my interest. Golding did a very good job with incorporating a sense of suspense in the novel. That suspense was carried on through the novel, keeping me the reader entertained. The amount of detail that was put into each chapter was amazing. It really was a very descriptive book that made me feel like I was there. The characters also had had personalities that were visible to the reader. I felt as if I got to know some of the characters on a personal level. Some characters are the following, the main character being Ralph. He represents the civilized motives for a society and he is the protagonist. Jack is the antagonist and represents the savage human motives. A group of stranded boys on an island in the middle of the Atlantic sets up the plot for a great read. The novel moves along from when they crash on the uncharted island with no adults, to building their own society. There are no adults and they are all pretty young. The boys were roughly between the ages of 6 to 14. It starts out as light-spirited and easy going tone. The boys have fun with their freedom for a certain amount of time. But like any other society, problems break out. Leaders fall from authority and savageness breaks out. There is always something going on in the boy's society. In conclusion, this novel excerpts a great deal of imagination into the readers mind. Golding really puts you there in their shoes at the time. It is a must read for anybody interested in a classic adventure book. It shares life lessons and the rules of a functional society. Golding really wanted to shine light on Human nature and the basics of civilization. And he really did accomplish this. In his novel he really does show the reader a new view on human virtue through the boy's eyes and his. This novel is a definite must read to mostly anyone and is an instant classic for my library.
I read the book and was anxious to see the movie. Once I saw it, I wanted to reread the book in order to recover the memory of its awsome power. The movie is extremely confusing because there is no coherence. Simon's encounter with the Lord of the Flies is left as a boy staring stupidly at a pig's head without anything else happening. Piggy's death is pathetic and laughable. The boys have glowsticks that seem to come from nowhere. I would give it no star if I could. That which is shocking and tragic on the book appears something unimportant on the movie, and the worst is that it isn't relaced by anything. At the end the only memory and emotion you feel is that of extreme confusion. And, if you read the book, you will ask yourself: Is that supposed to represent the marvelous book I read?. And it is embarrasing that the answer is 'Yes'. The acting of the boys is not bad, but it becomes meaningless as it is difficult to understand what are they supposed to be representing: tragedy or comedy. All the symbolism of the book is left out and replaced by vacuity.
When i watched the film i saw many things that were wrong with it. First off the timeline was severely distorted. All of the boys were supposed to have long hair due to the amount of time on the island. It appeared as if they were there for 5 days. Hardly the amount of time for a group of people to completely insane. Also the character of Jack did not fit the description in the book so I had trouble identifying characters. This book would have been better done as a mini series and give more attention to the things the author writes. An adaptation should remind you of the book and clear some of the images you can't get out of your head, not confuse and dissapoint you.