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It's absolute magic on film!,
This review is from: Lord Of The Flies [VHS] (VHS Tape)
A truly stark and moving portrayal of the loss of innocence and the failing values of civilisation. Shot in bleak black-and-white for added effect - it actually works. Taking into consideration the time the film was made, the director took a massive chance with this one, and succeeded in bringing Golding's fable to life. You can feel the childishness of the boys at the start of the film, and the intense savagery at the end, before, almost with a bang, the whole thing shifts all over again... Wonderful. A truly marvellous experience.