Daily Archives: November 3, 2012

Saturday At The Movies: Lord of the Flies 1963

Survival of the fittest – it is perhaps the most true of all laws. Whether it is in the darkest jungle, the hottest desert, the frozen wastes, the deepest oceans, or on a school playground – the strongest survives by preying on the weakest. That last example is important, as children following this rule are perhaps the cruelest. This covers many stories in our culture, most chronicling a descent from civilization into savagery. We’ve seen it recently in The Hunger Games, before that in Battle Royale, but we’re going to go back a bit further, to what some may call the original Hunger Game… Lord of the Flies. More savagery after the jump…

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