LORD OF THE FLIES
(United Kingdom, 1963; Dir: Peter Brook)
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.