geezuz....Lord of the Flies sold less than 1,000 copies in its first publication, Its status as a classsic of literature only came when it was re-examined after the publication of William Golding's later works.
Most critics today recognize the book as an allegory of nations at war, a consideration of our chances for extinction published in 1954, which helped to shape how the so-called "Cold War" was viewed in the second half of the 20th Century.
Yes, novels used to be that influential in our culture, though I'll bet you won't agree.
Your disagreement doesn't matter, though, as I am 60 and once lived in a world where serious fiction had influence.
When Willian Golding received the Nobel for Literature in 1983, he was cited for:
"his novels which, with the perspicuity of realistic narrative art and the diversity and universality of myth, illuminate the human condition in the world of today"
But you are so much better an arbiter of literature than a Nobel Committee!!!
"I Am The Cheese: isn't "Lord of The Flies," but when I read it years ago I found it very moving. I should read it again; your dislike is as good as a recommendation,
I find the movir interesting because Bib Giras was a very successful makeup artist who expnded into production in the 70s with the landmark films "Shampoo" and "The Paralax View." This is the only film he wrote or directed.
It seems this was a very personal ptoject, as he died in the state where it was filmed, Vermont.
Seeing a post like yours about what was obviously a deeply felt and personal film, I can't help but think of the feelings of those who were close to Giras, and who might come across yout thoughtless words.
But if you have a need to pee on it, piss away! Your opinion is clearly not of any value.
@Uncle Bob - or, to sum it up in the parlance of our times, "Haters will hate."
"Tip the world on its side and everything loose will land in Los Angeles." - Frank Lloyd Wright