Volante wrote:rpg wrote:Hated that dumb down category, that totem pole one was just stupid. Also thought that FJ was just terrible. Lord of the Flies is not a popular, acclaimed, or at all notable movie, and is only "classic" in the sense that it's old.
Criterion released it on DVD, so I'm gonna have to throw the challenge flag on "not acclaimed" and "not notable" there.
On the flip side, it -did- take me about 10 seconds for that to click, though, and I wasn't such a Criterion buff I'd probably forget there -was- a movie version of it.
Fair shout -- though there are plenty of stinkers in the Criterion collection. But it's not on basically any list of notable movies (like 1001 to see before you die, they shoot pictures don't they, and a gazillion other lists of 100 or 1000 films), I've never heard anybody talking about or referencing it, and it has middling ratings on imdb and letterboxd -- basically any objective measure I can think of. So I stand by my claim that this isn't an important movie, though I grant that it's probably not completely pulled out of the trash heap or anything.