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The Fly (1958)

Approved  |   |  Horror, Sci-Fi  |  1958 (Norway)
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A scientist has a horrific accident when he tries to use his newly invented teleportation device.

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After her husband Andre Delambre is crushed to death in a mechanical press, his wife recounts to his brother Francois Delambre and police Inspector Charas the events of the previous few months. They were very much in love and with their little boy, a very happy family. Andre was experimenting with teleportation - transporting objects from one point to another by breaking the object down to the atomic level and then reassembling it in a receiver a distance away. The system had some glitches - it seemed to work with inanimate object but his cat disappeared when he tried teleporting it. He thinks he's solved all of the problems with his invention and decides to try and teleport himself. When a fly enters the teleportation device with him, disaster strikes. Written by garykmcd

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Part of the laboratory set was Emerac, the computer from Fox's production Desk Set (1957). See more »

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For Andre to type so fluently, and without any errors, with both a dark cloth often over his head and with his newly-acquired insect-vision is highly unbelievable. See more »

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Andre Delambre: It'd be funny if life wasn't so sacred.
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Slick and "adult" sci-fi.
28 October 2001 | by See all my reviews

A slick, clever, engaging and unique (if a bit slow-paced at first) sci-fi story. Although the special effects leave something to be desired, especially if you've seen the incredible (and incredibly nauseating) images of the 1986 remake, the film's restrained approach to horror can be very pleasurable if you get used to it, and the script is stronger and more character-driven than the one of Cronenberg's version. A surprisingly good film. (***)


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