The Fly (1986)

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A brilliant but eccentric scientist begins to transform into a giant man/fly hybrid after one of his experiments goes horribly wrong.


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14 September 2002 | DunnDeeDaGreat
10
| One of the best horror movies ever made
The Fly is more than a horror movie it's a statement of the eighties. I remeber seeing this film for the first time when I was five years old and telling my friends about the gore scenes but as I got older and viewed the film again I realzied how much of a tragic love story the film was. Jeff Goldblum gave an Oscar worthy performanc of ill fated scinenits Seth Brundle and Genna Davis gave an equally good performance as his love interest. The special effects were very good for the eighties and the film does have some scary moments. If you've never seen the film you should.

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Trivia

While working at Fox, it was Scott Rudin's suggestion to Stuart Cornfeld that they hire David Cronenberg as director. Cornfeld agreed and after Mel Brooks had written an eloquent letter to the bosses at Fox, they agreed. Cronenberg's asking salary at the time was 750,000 dollars. Brooks, Cornfeld, and Fox, countered with an offer of 1 million dollars, which sealed the deal.


Quotes

Seth Brundle: What am I working on? Uhh... I'm working on something that will change the world, and human life as we know it.


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"Every time Seth or any other creature for that matter goes through the teleporter, they're completely naked so as to avoid confusing the computer and introducing more foreign materials. However, at the end of the movie, Brundlefly shoves Veronica into the telepod fully clothed. Whilst the resulting merge of DNA would be human, it would in fact create a worse mutation due to there now being a combination of human, fly and clothing material merged." ... However, at this point in the film, Brundlefly was decomposing at an accelerated rate, barely able to communicate, and certainly not having rational ideas. He wanted to fuse himself, his love, and his unborn child into a single fused being. He obviously wasn't thinking things through when he forcibly shoved her in the pod and began this process just moments after he had the initial idea to do so.


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Jim Smash Issac Sir Guy of Hudson


Alternate Versions

A scene where Veronica interviews Brundle about his teleportation (the interview comes after his superhuman exercise sequence) was filmed, but deleted from the final cut. However, an edited version of this scene appears in form of the first videotape of Brundle in The Fly II (1989).


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Performed by
Bryan Ferry
Written by Nile Rodgers, Bryan Ferry
Nile Rodgers and Bryan Ferry appear through the courtesy by Warner Bro. Records

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Drama | Horror | Sci-Fi

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