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.
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|Dorchester - Summerville Branch||DVD:2 FIC LOR (Text)||30018004395725||Adult DVDs||In transit||-|
- 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.
|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.
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