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Read Lord of the Flies by William Golding (1954) and also seen the scene "the death of Piggy" in the two film versions directed by Peter Brook (1961) and Harry Hook (1994).

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Media Assignment We have read Lord of the Flies by William Golding (1954) and also seen the scene "the death of Piggy" in the two film versions directed by Peter Brook (1961) and Harry Hook (1994). The black and white version by Peter Brook is very close to the text since the characters look the same in the film as they are described. Harry Hooks' intentions for this film were to make it have a lot of action and to make money from it. Where as Peter Brook is just trying to make a moving image of the text and he doesn't plan to make it more exciting. The colour version by Harry Hook is quite different from the text because of how it has been adapted to fit modern life. It has been adapted so much that it isn't really a moving image of Golding's novel. It is quite different because of the variations that have been made. Such as how it is in colour and the children are American and not English. Also they swear in this film. ...read more.


In the colour version the rock hits Piggy and he lies on the floor so that all the boys could see what they had done to him. This is a big difference because they can see the body after the death and they can see the blood from his head. On the black and white film and in the text when the rock hits piggy the conch that he is holding smashes into a million pieces. But in the colour film it does not. This is significant because the conch is the symbol of law and order and when it smashes all rules are shattered. Advertising The way the two films have been advertised is also a lot different. Harry hook has advertised his version on the front cover differently to Peter Brook has. On Harry Hooks' version it has mayhem and flames in the background with Jack and Ralph staring at each other in the front. Jack is holding a spear and you can see some of the tribe in the background also holding spears. Whereas in the black and white front cover has got piggy squinting with a pair of glasses with one of the lenses smashed and also Ralph with long hair squinting at something the camera cannot see. ...read more.


* Quick shot of Ralph who looked up-He knows something is going to happen * Camera looked at the rock, starts to fall-The rock doesn't seem to drop from a great height where as in the text it is said to drop from a high cliff. The higher that the rock falls from makes it more dramatic and it gives more action if it is slow motion. * Rock hits piggy, he lies on the floor motionless, conch just falls to the floor and doesn't break into tiny pieces-If the conch smashed and shattered it would give more effect and depth to how much force the rock had. * Close up of piggy lying on the floor with blood around his face then shows all the boys looking at him to see what has happened to piggy. * Shows through piggy's eyes, all boys crowed round him and everything is silent. I have decided that Peter Brooks' version of moving image is the most accurate to the text. This is shown in my media assignment. Harry Hooks' aim was to make profit out of the text by adding a few changes to make it seem more exciting, but in Fact he is changing Golding's intentions from what he wanted people to take from his novel. ...read more.

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