Lord of the Flies (1963)
Downright, serious adaptation of William Golding's novel with fairly good acting and beautiful (if somewhat closed) photography. Peter Brook was patient with his kids, and that has resulted in a number of spontaneous, authentic scenes that with a bit more effective direction could have given this film real impact. Unfortunately, it is all done a bit too pedantically, and the film doesn't really compel until the final scene. Chapin and Aubrey are both good finds in the two leads. I wish the director had given them a bit more juice to squeeze. Remade, the American way, in 1990 by Sara Schiff/Harry Hook.