Lord of the Flies (1963)


Lost on an island, young survivors of a plane crash eventually revert to savagery despite the few rational boys’ attempts to prevent that. (IMDb)
The largely improvised dialogue walks the line between an appreciable authenticity and disjointed awkwardness; Aubrey and Chapin bring natural charisma as the two opposing leaders but a more streamlined script still would have been nice (not to mention a more spooky soundtrack in line with the film’s horrific content–as it is, the music is repetitive and much too cheery). The black and white look and the camerawork is excellent though, particularly in the dark and chaotic pivotal final scenes.
6.5/10 (Alright)

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