June 19th, 2013: The Lord of the Flies (1963)

The Lord of the FliesCast and Crew:  Nicholas Hammond

What It’s About: The survivors of a shipwreck, all young boys, must find a way to survive.  The boys form their own society, but it is not long before they begin to descend into savagery…

Why Watch it Today?:  Author William Golding died on this date in 1993.  His book became a standard of High School English classes, and Peter Brook’s 1963 adaptation remains the best adaptation of this chilling novel.

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