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- Is Lord of the Flies suitable for a 12 year old?
- What is inappropriate about Lord of the Flies?
- Is Lord of the Flies appropriate for 6th graders?
- Why is the Lord of the Flies an 18?
- Is the title Lord of the Flies appropriate?
- Is there any nudity in Lord of the Flies?
- Is Lord of the Flies dark?
- Is Lord of the Flies scary?
- Why is Lord of the Flies challenged and banned in schools?
- Can 11 year olds read Lord of the Flies?
- Why is Lord of the Flies so controversial?
- What is inappropriate in Lord of the Flies?
- Is Lord of the Flies appropriate for a 12 year old?
- How old should you be to watch Lord of the Flies?
- What is the age rating for Lord of the Rings?
Every change in “Lord of the Flies” (rated R for language and violence) was probably made for commercial considerations. Every change was probably justified as a way to bring “important material” to a wider audience. But it can't work; in Golding's story, the specific and the symbolic are too inextricably linked.
Is Lord of the Flies suitable for a 12 year old?This coming-of-age book by William Golding is published by Riverhead Books, a division of Penguin Group and is written for ages 13 and up. The age range reflects readability and not necessarily content appropriateness.
What is inappropriate about Lord of the Flies?A committee of the Toronto, Canada Board of Education ruled on June 23, 1988, that the novel is "racist and recommended that it be removed from all schools" after parents objected to the book's use of racial profanity, saying that the novel denigrated Black people, according to the ALA.
Is Lord of the Flies appropriate for 6th graders?That said, the main characters in this book are around 12, and I think it's just fine for middle school aged students. It really got them to think and they all said they would recommend it to the other 6th grade reading groups.
Why is the Lord of the Flies an 18?Lord of the Flies (1963), directed by Peter Brook, was classified X (suitable only for those aged 16 and over) for language and nudity as well as the final scenes in the film, which were considered too strong and alarming for children.
Is the title Lord of the Flies appropriate?“Lord of the Flies” as a title is most appropriate for this novel of Golding, as it gives us a definite clue to the major theme of the novel. The title clearly shows that the novel was intended to have an allegorical purpose.
Is there any nudity in Lord of the Flies?There is a moderate amount of nudity in this film. The boys are shown skinny dipping, and running about the island in loin cloths or without trousers at times. It's a non-sexual and non-sensational context.
Is Lord of the Flies dark?Throughout the novel, Lord of the Flies by William Golding, many symbols of personalities are portrayed by the various characters. One of the themes in the novel is the darkness in the human heart which is shown by the characters deteriorating behaviours.
Is Lord of the Flies scary?William Golding's novels are scary. There are moments of sheer terror across many of his books but this terror does not come from the supernatural – there are no murderous clowns, poltergeists or vampires. The fear in his novels come from, as he writes in Lord of the Flies, 'the darkness of man's heart'.
Why is Lord of the Flies challenged and banned in schools?Lord of the Flies by William Golding was challenged in the Waterloo Iowa schools in 1992 because of profanity, lurid passages about sex, and statements defamatory to minorities, God, women, and the disabled. In 2000, it was challenged, but retained on the ninth-grade accelerated English reading list in Bloomfield, NY.
Can 11 year olds read Lord of the Flies?Lord Of The Flies is seemingly quite exciting from a shipwrecked/adventure point of view but as it progresses I think the themes of savagery, the human psyche, group mentality, war, death, gothic horror, hidden dangers etc are actually a little too frightening for an 11 year old.
Why is Lord of the Flies so controversial?Controversy over Content
Much of the disturbing passages from Lord of the Flies involve graphic images of violence. As the boys stay on the island lengthens, Golding gradually exposes the innate, savage nature of human beings. Thus, Golding has the boys resort to hunting and killing animals.
Few modern novels have the sting of Nobel Prize winner William Golding’s “Lord of the Flies.” This fable of civilization battling primitivism on an island of castaway boys has ruthless force, an icy lyricism, cut-glass clarity.
It’s also ideal movie material, and Peter Brook’s fine 1963 film tapped only part of its potential. But the new “Lord of the Flies” (citywide) gets almost none. Remade more than 25 years later by the same producer, Lewis Allen, this version not only doesn’t surpass or match Brook’s, it makes the material look bad. Trying to universalize a story that had universality to spare, director Harry Hook and writer “Sara Schiff"--a pseudonym for Jay Presson Allen, who removed her name from the film--make it overly explicit and trivialize it.
The movie has the appearance of high culture--a glassy, dazed sheen in the cinematography, a drugged, over-deliberate quality in Hook’s framing and groupings. But there’s little going on below the surface. No primordial depths, no dark overweening passions. What’s happening on top is a silly symphony of blatant messages and what often seem to be faceless boy models. The dialogue is riddled with vacuous modernisms: “Give me a break,” the “F” word and references to Rambo and Alf. Give us a break.
The film makers mistake topicality for expressive power. Golding’s story has place and particularity. But it’s also a moral fable, an attack on the erosion of civilization by the psyche’s brutal undercurrents. His castaways, British schoolboys ranging in age from 6 to 12, include coolly athletic Ralph, who symbolizes leadership; Jack, a head choir boy who symbolizes incipient fascism and savagery; and Piggy, a chubby intellectual afflicted with “specs” and asthma. Gradually, Jack, who converts the choir into hunters, unites the island’s population under his tribal domain and sets them against Ralph, hunting him down like a wild beast.
In 1963, Brook made few changes and took his dialogue directly from the novel--with the exception of some brilliant improvisations by his Piggy, Hugh Edwards. But Hook and Schiff make plenty of changes, keep trying to fix the unbroken watch. The story has been updated to post-1990. The boys and dialogue have been Americanized, idiosyncrasy and personality leached out. An adult character--the pilot, present in Golding’s novel only as a corpse--is here at the start, raving incoherently; he has the best of the new dialogue. Gone is the boy’s choir. The characters are now military school cadets, which destroys the symbolic distinctions among Ralph, Jack and Piggy.
Piggy, the rationalist who appears a dunce to the others, has been turned into a real dunce: he makes a paranoid speech about Soviet subs. Nobody’s hair grows much; nobody gets very tanned, sweaty or dirty. Philippe Sarde’s score leans heavily on Stravinsky’s “Rite of Spring.” Balthazar Getty, 15, plays Ralph like a tough, self-confident teen-ager, a bizarre interpretation. Virtually all the actors are amateurs. If they aren’t amateurs, they should be.
And, if the script is a hodgepodge of unconvincing kid argot and slams at “Rambo,” Hook’s direction saps “Flies” further. It has no rhythm or vitality, no sense of danger. Hook completely misses the story’s hypnotic blend of the concrete and the mystical.
Brook’s “Flies,” beautifully acted, missed something too: the rapturous island-adventure side of the book. But here, the lush cinematography, by Martin Fuhrer, conveys little sense of bugs, rot, tropical splendor and decay. The flies buzzing around the impaled pig’s head, their lord, have no reek or threat. This “Lord of the Flies” is like a patriotic pageant, with Ralph delivering the class address on social responsibility.
Does the movie fail completely? Not quite; the central idea shines through everything. But it’s almost as if the island’s struggle was waged over the film itself--and Jack’s group won. Perhaps the film makers subconsciously realize this. Why have they called their production Company “Jack’s Camp/Signal Hill Ltd.”?
Every change in “Lord of the Flies” (rated R for language and violence) was probably made for commercial considerations. Every change was probably justified as a way to bring “important material” to a wider audience. But it can’t work; in Golding’s story, the specific and the symbolic are too inextricably linked. It’s as if someone wanted to bring the anti-war message of “King Lear” to a huge modern audience and decided to reset the play in the Napa Valley, with “King Larry” wailing to his sidekick, The Weirdo, “Hey, we’re like flies, guy! They’re killing us.”
‘LORD OF THE FLIES’
A Columbia Pictures release of a Jack’s Camp/Signal Hill Ltd. production, presented by Castle Rock Entertainment/Nelson Entertainment. Producer Ross Milloy. Director/editor Harry Hook. Script Sara Schiff. Co-producer David V. Lester. Executive producers Lewis Allen, Peter Newman. Camera Martin Fuhrer. Music Philippe Sarde. Supervising editor Tom Priestley. Production design Jamie Leonard. With Balthazar Getty, Chris Furth, Danuel Pipoly, Badgett Dale, Michael Greene.
What is inappropriate in Lord of the Flies?
The association also notes that the book was challenged in Waterloo, Iowa schools in 1992 because of profanity, lurid passages about sex, and statements defamatory to minorities, God, women, and the disabled.
Is Lord of the Flies appropriate for a 12 year old?
This coming-of-age book by William Golding is published by Riverhead Books, a division of Penguin Group and is written for ages 13 and up.
How old should you be to watch Lord of the Flies?
I'd say that this film will be suitable for those thirteen and over however those who are sensitive to violence or scary scenes I would advise not to watch. In addition to the violence there is a lot of unnecessary swearing.
What is the age rating for Lord of the Rings?
Slightly violent but enjoyable nonetheless. Recommended for 11-12+ if your child can handle a bit of violence and gore.