Lord of the Flies (1963) Movie poster and book cover compared.

Lord of the Flies

Peter Brook, 1963

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Lord of the Flies
William Golding, 1954

Lord of the Flies is a movie directed by Peter Brook in 1963 and based on the book of the same name by William Golding, first published in 1954. The movie features James Aubrey, Tom Chapin, Hugh Edwards, Tom Gaman, Roger Elwin, and others.

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RATING

6.9

/ 10

Movie Poster: Lord of the Flies (Peter Brook, 1963)

7.3

/ 10

Book Cover: Lord of the Flies (William Golding, 1954)

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AUDIOBOOK

Audiobook cover of Lord of the Flies, the 1954 book by William Golding.

Lord of the Flies

Read by: William Golding

Storyline

Amidst a nuclear war, a plane carrying a group of schoolboys crash lands on a deserted island. With no adult survivors, the boys are forced to fend for themselves. At first they cooperate, but when the they split into two separate camps – one led by the pragmatic Ralph and the other by militaristic Jack – their society falls into disarray, leading to a disturbing examination of human nature and a chilling conclusion.

Movie vs Book

Poster of Lord of the Flies, the 1963 movie by Peter Brook

Year

1963

Minutes

92

Movie Rate

6.90

Source: IMDb

Movie

Lord of the Flies

Country: UK

Year: 1963

Length: 1h32m

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Cover of Lord of the Flies, the 1954 book by William Golding

Year

1954

Pages

224

Book Rate

7.38

S: Goodreads

Book

Lord of the Flies

Country: UK

First published in: 1954

Length: 224 pages

Genre: Fiction

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Ladyworld (2018)
Movie by Amanda Kramer

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Poster of Lord of the Flies, the 1963 movie by Peter Brook

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IS IT WORTH READING?

Cover of Lord of the Flies, the 1954 book by William Golding

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