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Lord of the flies [videorecording] / Janus Films ; Lewis Allen and Dana Hodgdon present Peter Brook's film of ; executive producer, Al Hine ; produced by Lewis Allen ; directed by Peter Brook.

Allen, Lewis, 1905-2000 film producer. (Added Author). Hodgdon, Dana H. film producer. (Added Author). Brook, Peter, 1925- film director. (Added Author). Hine, Al, film producer. (Added Author). Aubrey, James, 1947-2010 actor. (Added Author). Chapin, Tom, 1945- actor. (Added Author). Edwards, Hugh, 1951- actor. (Added Author). Elwin, Roger, actor. (Added Author). Gaman, Tom, actor. (Added Author). Hollyman, Tom, director of photography. (Added Author). Feil, Gerald, editor of moving image work. (Added Author). Lubtchansky, Jean-Claude, editor of moving image work. (Added Author). Leppard, Raymond, composer (expression) (Added Author). Macnab, Geoffrey, 1965- author of added text. (Added Author). Brook, Peter, 1925- Shifting point. (Added Author). Golding, William, 1911-1993 Lord of the flies. (Added Author). Janus Films. (Added Author). Criterion Collection (Firm) (Added Author). Director of photography, Tom Hollyman ; editors, Peter Brook, Gerald Feil, Jean-Claude Lubtchansky ; music by Raymond Leppard. (Cast).
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Dorchester - Summerville Branch DVD:2 FIC LOR (Text) 30018004395725 Adult DVDs Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781604657548
  • ISBN: 1604657545
  • Physical Description: 2 videodiscs (90 min.) : sd., b&w ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet (28 p. : ill. ; 18 cm.)
  • Edition: Two-DVD special ed.
  • Publisher: [Irvington, NY] : The Criterion Collection, 2013.

Content descriptions

General Note: Originally produced as a motion picture in 1963.
From the novel by William Golding.
Special features: Disc 1: Restored 4k digital film transfer, supervised by Gerald Feil; Commentary featuring director Peter Brook, producer Lewis Allen, director of photography Tom Hollyman, and cameraman and editor Gerald Feil; Novel reading (audio recordings of William Golding reading from his novel, Lord of the flies); Behind the scenes (home movies, screen tests, outtakes, and stills from the production, accompanied by commentary); Deleted scene (with optional commentary and reading by Golding); Peter Brook (interview with the director from 2008); Trailer. Disc 2: The south bank show: William Golding (25 minute excerpt from the 1980 episode of the British television series); Interview with Gerald Feil; The empty space (16 minute excerpt from Gerald Feil's 1975 documentary showcasing Brook's theatre methods); Living Lord of the flies (composed of never-before-seen footage shot by the boy actors during production, with new voice-over by actor Tom Gaman). Booklet featuring an essay by film critic Geoffrey Macnab and an excerpt from Brook's autobiography The Shifting Point.
Creation/Production Credits Note: Director of photography, Tom Hollyman ; editors, Peter Brook, Gerald Feil, Jean-Claude Lubtchansky ; music by Raymond Leppard.
Participant or Performer Note: James Aubrey, Tom Chapin, Hugh Edwards, Roger Elwin, Tom Gaman.
Summary, etc.: In the hands of the renowned experimental theater director Peter Brook, William Golding's legendary novel on the primitivism lurking beneath civilization becomes a film as raw and ragged as the lost boys at its center. Taking an innovative documentary-like approach, Brook shot Lord of The Flies with an off-the-cuff naturalism, seeming to record a spontaneous eruption of its characters' IDs. The result is a rattling masterpiece, as provocative as its source material.
Target Audience Note: MPAA rating: Not rated.
System Details Note: DVD; NTSC; region 1; PCM mono; 1.37:1 aspect ratio.
Language Note: English dialogue; English subtitles.
Subject: Golding, William, 1911-1993 > Film adaptations.
Video recordings.
DVD-Video discs.
Survival > Drama.
Boys > Drama.
Castaways > Drama.
Islands > Drama.
Genre: Feature films.
Action and adventure films.
Film adaptations.
Fiction films.
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