Commonwealth Honors College World Film Series: "The Lord of the Flies"
September 23, 2013
Commonwealth Honors College Building
In the hands of the renowned experimental theater director Peter Brook, William Golding’s classic novel about 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.