Sunday, September 7, 2008

Lord of the Flies

Peter Brooks, 1963, bw (8.6*)
Based on William Golding's famous novel, Peter Brooks' beautiful black and white film has remained faithful to the book. A planeful of British school boys survive a crash on a remote and deserted island. What begins as an adventure turns into a parable of civilization, as the boys split into two rival factions, one is more civilized and organized, the other wilder and more natural; each survives his own way. Eventually of course, the two inevitably clash in this statement on the nature of mankind. The amateur acting was superb.


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These are the individual film reviews of what I'm considering the best 1000 dvds available, whether they are films, miniseries, or live concerts. Rather than rush out all 1000 at once, I'm doing them over time to allow inclusion of new releases - in fact, 2008 has the most of any year so far, 30 titles in all; that was a very good year for films, one of the best ever.

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