The Fly

BBBB

(out of 5)


An obsessed scientist () pores over his research in matter transportation, the kind of technology that could lead to people being beamed up onto the Starship Enterprise.  After an attempt with a live subject proves successful, he decides to test his transportation device on himself, not realizing when he puts the plan into action that a single fly gets into the transport booth with him. When rematerialized in the second destination (still within his laboratory), Goldblum’s molecular structure is combined with that of the fly’s, and his senses begin to respond. , breaking free of the cheesecake roles she’d played up until this point, is terrific as an investigative journalist who signs on to look into Goldblum’s research but ends up with a much different story to tell. David Cronenberg’s superb direction and the marvelous makeup provide one of the most original and daring horror films of the period, with Goldblum giving a marvelous performance as a man who is caught between two worlds of existence.


USA, 1986

Directed by

Screenplay by , David Cronenberg, based on the short story by

Cinematography by

Produced by

Music by

Production Design by

Costume Design by

Film Editing by


Cast Tags:  , ,, , , , , ,


Academy Award
Best Makeup (Chris Walas, Stephen Dupuis)

New York Film Critics Award Nomination
Best Actor (Jeff Goldblum)

National Society of Film Critics Award Nomination
Best Actor (Jeff Goldblum)

National Board Of Review Award
Top Ten Films

British Academy Award Nominations
Best Special Effects
Best Make Up Artist


FlyFly

Advertisements

One thought on “The Fly

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s