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  The Fly (1986 film) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Fly is a 1986 science fiction film produced by Brooksfilms and 20th Century Fox, directed by David Cronenberg, and starring Jeff Goldblum, Geena Davis and John Getz.
The film is more of a reconceptualization than a remake, one which takes the basic germ of the 1957 short story and the 1958 film and then goes in a different direction.
The film was also widely taken to be about AIDS, although Cronenberg denies this and states that the subtext/metaphor of the film is the natural process of ageing and death.
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 The Fly (1958 film) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
It was remade, still as The Fly in 1986, and a new version, still as The Fly, is due for release in 2006.
As he attempts to transport himself, a fly gets inside the machine and a malfunction results in the transportation of a half man, half fly hybrid — a human with a fly's head.
The film was spoofed in the episode "Treehouse of Horror VIII" from The Simpsons, when Bart accidentally swaps heads with a fly by using a teleportation machine.
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 Encyclopedia :: encyclopedia : 1986   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
1986 is a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar.
March 8 - Japanese spacecraft Suisei flies by Halley's Comet, studying its UV hydrogen corona and solar wind.
April 23 - Otto Preminger, Austrian-born film director (b.
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 The Fly (1986)
That film was called The Fly, and it remained a classic until the march of technology proved that the manipulation of organisms at the genetic level could bring just as many, if not more, benefits as compared to disasters.
The only bright splashes of colour in this film are the obligatory bucket of blood and the special effects used to simulate the teleportation, which look pretty impressive in spite of their age.
Film artefacts blemished the picture in fairly liberal amounts, with plenty of fl marks and hairs being found on the picture throughout its running length.
www.michaeldvd.com.au /Reviews/Reviews.asp?ReviewID=42   (1898 words)

  
 The Fly (1986)
This film builds up the love story element a lot more so the finale seems more poignant than when David Hedison was crushed in the press in the original.
You actually sympathise with the fly but his eventual demise lacks the killer punch which the film really needed.
Final Verdict: On the whole, The Fly is a pretty good, engrossing horror film and is one of the very few remakes to better the original.
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 The Fly (1958) | The Return of the Fly (1959)
As with the 1986 version, it ain't happy; both movies are essentially tragedies at their hearts, though the remake is much more powerful since the original puts too much of a feelgood spin on the sad events.
In the 1986 film, much is made over the vicious character our man-fly will become when the transformation is complete, and he has to fight off his more brutal instincts.
While 1989's The Fly II remains one of filmdom's most universally-despised sequels, I was unaware of any such animosity toward an earlier sequel to the original, 1959's The Return of the Fly.
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 Chronology - Quarter 1 1986
By January 1986 it was clear that the project, now three years behind schedule, had no prospect of completion due to problems in obtaining deliveries of equipment for Buran, numerous problems in assembling the orbiters and lack of manpower at Baikonur, and a general loss of management focus.
The second, led by B I Gubanov, was to finish the Energia launch vehicle and fly it, without the Buran mock-ups if necessary, at the earliest possible date.
Total costs of Mir from February 1986 through return of Soyuz TM-9 in April 1989 were given as 1.471 billion rubles.
www.astronautix.com /chrono/19861.htm   (2167 words)

  
 The Fly (Collector's Edition)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
The Fly is ultimately about doomed romance, a doomed love affair, and the story is told with a lot of heart.
The film never loses heart, and it is probably for this reason most of all that is still holds up so well.
With “Larva” (19:55) we have a look at the original film and the genesis of this one, from the involvement of Mel Brooks as producer, to the various directors the project went through before Cronenberg took it over, to the writing of the script.
www.moviefreak.com /artman/publish/printer_dvd_fly_collectors.shtml   (1251 words)

  
 Classic-Horror Review of The Fly (1986)
Although The Fly might be best experienced by someone who is completely unfamiliar with the plot, most people who hear about this film will already be familiar with the premise, plus the title gives it away to an extent, so I suppose it's not too damaging to relay the basics.
The Fly is about the problems that ensue as he experiments on the teleportation of living things.
The Fly is the perfect vehicle for him to stress the dangers of allowing ourselves to play God and tamper with nature; how our primitive machines are no match for the complexities of what they're making attempts to emulate.
classic-horror.com /reviews/fly86.shtml   (1043 words)

  
 Tablet Magazine - Arts   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
The final film must be under five minutes and relate to the chosen word; this year the words are Seattle neighborhoods.
Her film credits include “Speaking for Ourselves: Portraits of Gay and Lesbian Youth” and the independent feature ”Crocodile Tears.” Her film “Sperm Hunt” was a finalist at Sundance and placed 4th in the national screenplay competition in 1999.
McDonald’s Fly Film takes a look at the people who miss the old UA 150 movie theatre that used to be at 6th and Blanchard.
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 The Fly (1986)
In the 1930s and 40s mad scientist films were filled with the shock of science going amok and of unleashed monsters wreaking devastating influences on society.
Unlike its sequel The Fly II (1989) (which was in fact directed by Walas), the film finds a character inside all the latex.
The routine sequel was The Fly II (1989).
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 Film Review: The Fly
David Cronenberg's The Fly is the rarest of all movies: an extraordinarily successful cross-breeding of several genres.
The Fly's plot avoids purposeful false mystery, yet keeps the viewer gripped with a continuous drip feed of "what happens next" in its curious operatic storytelling.
The Fly is a trascendent film and a "wonderful gene-splicer", stripping the genes from archetypical genres and transfusing them into something new, uncompromising, terrifying and original.
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 The Fly (1986)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
The Fly is an intense, sharp updating of the original that in the end sinks under the weight of its gross-out visuals.
I saw the film on its opening weekend, and many in the audience were sobbing audibly as the film ended (though I personally felt that this was because they felt they'd been assaulted); and the film's tagline "Be afraid — be very afraid" instantly passed into our lexicon.
The film features an arresting visual style that is gives a sort of muted, antiseptic gloss to Seth's warehouse/apartment and the slimy proceedings.
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 Amazon.com: The Fly /The Fly 2: DVD: Geena Davis,Jeff Goldblum,Joy Boushel,Leslie Carlson,George Chuvalo,Michael ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
David Cronenberg's 1986 remake of the science fiction classic about a scientist who accidentally swaps body parts with a fly is both smart and terrifying: an allegory for the awful processes of slow death and a monster movie with a tragic spin.
The fly 1986 as you might know is a remake of the original 1950's cult classic horror film starring Vincent Price has a new modern twist on the storyline on how technology has evolved in a faster rate and how it has taken over our lives with tragic consequences.
The fly 1986, A Brilliant scientist Seth Brundle experiments with teleportation and fuses his DNA with that of a housefly which leads to his gradual mutating into something new.
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 The Fly: Special Edition (1986)
For many years I purposely avoided watching The Fly (1986), as I knew of the notorious baboon scene and this knowledge of the grotesque and bloody aftermath of a failed experiment was enough to deter me from viewing this title despite my appreciation of past films directed by David Cronenberg.
The Fly (1986) isn’t supposed to be particularly realistic; it is a skewed fantastical genre piece which is surprisingly human as Cronenberg choose to focus on the characters as opposed to the visually stunning special effects.
The overall look of the film is smooth and natural which is truly commendable as the scenes in the film range from foggy exteriors to barely lit apartment interiors.
www.michaeldvd.com.au /Reviews/Reviews.asp?ID=6786   (1601 words)

  
 The Fly - DVD review - Horror Movies
Directed by David Cronenberg, The Fly is a remake of the original 1958 version of the same name.
It would be very easy to pass The Fly off as just another horror film that serves no purpose except to repulse, but viewers who can see past this will find a serious and actually quite touching film.
Considering it was 1986 when he made the film (and has made many others since) Cronenberg is an interesting companion and has much to say about the film and his reasons for making it.
www.bellaonline.com /articles/art36677.asp   (651 words)

  
 DVDivas.net
The Fly: 95 min., The Fly 2: 105 min.
The Fly 2, featured on the flip side of the disk, takes off from this premice, as an actress far inferior to Geena Davis gives birth to a mass of wriggling larva in an unapolagetically ripped-off scene from the first film.
Cronenberg's most commercially successful film, and also one of his best, The Fly is testament to what the horror genre can be - visceral and intellectual, deeply psychological (note the scene when Brundle picks off his fingernails), and emotionally challenging.
www.dvdivas.net /movies/reviews/f/fly_the-1&2.html   (858 words)

  
 DVD review of Fly, The (1986)/ The Fly II (1989) - DVD Town   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
Although the two "Fly" sequels ('59 and '89) were much inferior to their predecessors, it's still good to see at least one big studio offering as much value as the DVD format has to offer.
Director David Cronenberg's remake of "The Fly" is a success on almost every level, providing, of course, that you like horror movies and accept their often far-fetched premises.
Anyway, on with "The Fly." At a party Seth meets a magazine science reporter, Veronica Quaife (Geena Davis), and invites her up to his warehouse loft apartment to show her his latest experiment.
www.dvdtown.com /review/Fly_The__1986__The_Fly_2__1989/10986/1671   (966 words)

  
 THE COLD SPOT \ Movies \ The Fly (1986)
In a very real way, this is as disturbing a film as he has done, filled with hints at abortion, retardation and the dangerous Pandora's Box that is genetic engineering.
The conclusion of the film is nearly foregone, but the battle that rages between the films opening and closing is allegory for man's struggle to retain humanity as technology supercedes our wisdom.
This is a rarity: a thoughtful psychological horror film disguised as a matinee gorefest.
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 The Fly (1986)
But what made the film such a popular success was the romance at the heart of it.
Perhaps, unsurprisingly, while many people saw The Fly as an AIDS metaphor in the then early days of the disease, Cronenberg, in his audio commentary on the disc, dispels that notion, averring that it is about something much simpler and wholly inevitable: mortality.
The film came out in 1986 (and looks it, with bad clothes and even worse hair—oh, Jeff, what were you thinking with that leonine helmet?), so this DVD set is not quite a 20th anniversary edition, but it does coordinate nicely with the release of Cronenberg's latest, A History of Violence.
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 The Fly (1986)
What interests me most about The Fly is not matters of theme (of which I am instinctively skeptical anyway), but rather the way in which Cronenberg builds here upon ideas that seem to have been drawn not from the 1958 The Fly, but from its much maligned second sequel.
The Curse of the Fly is, in the US at least, the forgotten entry in the original series.
The Fly is a movie with neither pure heroes nor pure villains, and it is all the better for it.
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 Computer virus - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The first PC virus was a boot sector virus called (c)Brain, created in 1986 by two brothers, Basit and Amjad Farooq Alvi, operating out of Lahore, Pakistan.
They work by examining the contents of the computer's memory (its RAM, and boot sectors) and the files stored on fixed or removable drives (hard drives, floppy drives), and comparing those files against a database of known virus "signatures".
Some anti-virus programs are able to scan opened files in addition to sent and received emails 'on the fly' in a similar manner.
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 The Fly (Collector's Edition) / The Fly II (Special Edition) (1986/1989): Jeff Goldblum, Geena Davis, John Getz - ...
Certainly there were production situations that bordered on the ridiculous (Cronenberg spent days on a "fly tongue" scene that was ultimately discarded), but the final film is testament to the rewards of exploration and risk-taking.
The Fly II pits the company that underwrote Seth's experiments and its egomaniacal chief, Anton Bartok (Lee Richardson), against Ronnie's baby (she conveniently dies in childbirth).
The Fly II lacks a core concept, a way to move the flights of frightening fancy out of the world of nightmares and into the everyday.
www.popmatters.com /film/reviews/f/fly-collectors-2005-dvd.shtml   (1133 words)

  
 DVD Times - The Fly II: Special Edition
Remarkably, the film is attributed to four screenwriters, based on a story by Stephen King-regular Mick Garris.
The film is accompanied by English and Spanish subtitles.
The director is very vocal about what worked in the film, and what didn’t, and the passing of time hasn’t effected his memory of the shoot.
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 The Fly (1958)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
Trivia: In the scene where the fly with Andre Delambre's head and arm is caught in the spider's web, a small animatronic figure with a moving head and arm was used in the spiderweb as a reference for actors Vincent Price and Herbert Marshall.
Vincent Price later remembered that filming the scene required multiple takes, because each time he and Herbert Marshall looked at the animatronic figure, with its human head and insect body, they would burst out laughing.
Although the first revelation of The Fly's appearance is another classic spot...the multiple reflections was a great touch.
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 Amazon.co.uk: The Fly [1986]: DVD   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
With Cronenberg realising that a transformation into a fly would not be a beautiful thing he has managed to create a repulsive, gradual, and no holds barred transformation into the fly.
Even nowadays this film would still hold an 18 certificate purely because of the final and over-the-top transformation into the fly, and some of the parts leading up to it.
Although this film is horror, the horror elements take a back-seat to the relationship between the journalist and the inventor.
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 Amazon.com: The Fly (1986 Film): Music: Howard Shore   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
In spite of the fact that all the tracks on this CD are too short, "The Fly" remains one of my favorite Howard Shore scores, and it made me interested in his works.
This is a big score, a loud score, an operatic score reflecting the mythic and transgressive elements of the film.
Of all his film work he is most often associated with another Canadian, director David Cronenberg.
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 The Fly (1986)
I did like her two films with Renny Harlin, though (The Long Kiss Goodnight is still the only movie I've seen with a really credible female action hero).
The Fly tells the story of a man withering similarly, but is a hell of a lot more honest.
Despite the dreary look and its occasional problems with implausibility, The Fly remains a hard-hitting look at one of the most painful things people go through - a failing love between two people when one of them is changing.
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 Blogcritics.org: DVD Review: The Fly (1986) 2-Disc Collectors' Edition   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
This film's been a favourite of mine since I first saw it as a youthful ten-year-old a decade ago, although I was hardly fit to understand the depth and intricacies then.
The film, for those who don't know, and I doubt many of you are unfamiliar with the plot, concerns scientist Seth Brundle (played by Jeff Goldblum) who invents a device capable of transporting matter through space from one fixed spatial position to another.
The film is a sublime dip into the cinema of David Cronenberg (or the cinematic arts period), who continues his ever-present themes of the human interaction with technology; this is surely the pinnacle of his awesome career, and one that (deservedly) was his most successful box office outing (so far at least).
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