Director(s)Peter Brook
Producer(s)Lewis M. Allen
Top GenresAdventure, Drama, Film Adaptation, Thriller/Suspense
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Lord of the Flies (1963) was a Adventure - Drama Film directed by Peter Brook and produced by Lewis M. Allen.

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Short Take: Lord of the Flies

By Barry P. on Apr 4, 2020 From Cinematic Catharsis

(1963) Written and directed by Peter Brook; Based on the novel by William Golding; James Aubrey, Tom Chapin, Hugh Edwards, Roger Elwin and Tom Gaman; Available on Blu-ray and DVD Rating: ***½ “All I wanted was a small sum of money, no script; just kids, a camera, and a beach.”... Read full article

Lord of the Flies (1963)

By Beatrice on Dec 31, 2017 From Flickers in Time

Lord of the Flies Directed by Peter Brook Written Peter Brook from a novel by William Golding 1963/UK Two Arts Ltd. First viewing/FilmStruck Well, this is a hell of a note to end a year on. The film begins with a group of still photographs that wordlessly tell of a coming war and the evacuation of c... Read full article

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Eleven-year-old Hugh Edwards, who plays Piggy in the film, landed his role by writing a letter to the director which read, "Dear Sir, I am fat and wear spectacles."
According to the filmmaker's commentary on the DVD version of this film, because of the loud noise from the sea and jungle on the beaches of the islands on which the movie was set, none of the dialogue could be recorded on the actual locations where the scenes were filmed. Instead, at the end of each day, the actors would be taken to a quiet location in the interior of the islands, where the dialogue for the scenes they had just filmed would be recorded and re-dubbed during the editing process. The one exception is the scene where Piggy tells some of the younger children how his hometown of Camberly got its name (which is also the only scene in the movie which is not based on a scene in the original book.)
During the first week of film shooting on the Island of Vieques, Puerto Rico, the Bay of Pigs Invasion began. This impacted filming because the wounded were evacuated to the U.S. naval hospital on Vieques.
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