|The Blue Lagoon|
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|Directed by||Randal Kleiser|
|Produced by||Randal Kleiser|
|Screenplay by||Douglas Day Stewart|
|Story by||Henry De Vere Stacpoole|
|Based on||The Blue Lagoon|
|Music by||Basil Poledouris|
|Editing by||Robert Gordon|
|Distributed by||Columbia Pictures|
|Running time||104 minutes|
|Box office||$58,853,106 (U.S. and Canada only)|
The Blue Lagoon is a 1980 American romantic adventure film directed by Randal Kleiser. The screenplay by Douglas Day Stewart was based on the novel The Blue Lagoon by Henry De Vere Stacpoole. The film stars Brooke Shields andChristopher Atkins. The original music score was composed by Basil Poledouris and the cinematography was by Néstor Almendros.
The film tells the story of two young children marooned on a tropical island paradise in the South Pacific. With neither the guidance nor the restrictions of society, emotional feelings and physical changes arise as they reach puberty and fall in love.
Shields was 14 years old at the time of filming and later testified before a U.S. Congressional inquiry that older body doubles were used in some of her nude scenes. Also, throughout the film in frontal shots her breasts were always covered by her long hair or in other ways. It was also stated that Shields’s hair was glued to her breasts during many of her topless scenes. The film received a MPAA rating of R.