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The Fly Papers: The Buzz on Hollywood's Scariest Insect (2000)

Leonard Nimoy narrates this documentary chronicling all five "Fly" films. Starting with a short story in Playboy Magazine in 1957, and ending with a gruesome tale in _Fly II, The (1989), ... See full summary »

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Herself, associate dean, UCLA Film Studies
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Himself, editor, Playboy (as Hugh Hefner)
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Dana Nye ...
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Leonard Nimoy narrates this documentary chronicling all five "Fly" films. Starting with a short story in Playboy Magazine in 1957, and ending with a gruesome tale in _Fly II, The (1989), this 5-film franchise is known for being one of the best/well known franchises in the history of the science fiction genre. Written by Rhyl Donnelly

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This documentary is featured on the 2-disc Collector's Edition DVD for The Fly II (1989), released in 2005. See more »

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Making The Fly Series
14 May 2016 | by (Louisville, KY) – See all my reviews

The Fly Papers: The Buzz on Hollywood's Scariest Insect (2000)

*** 1/2 (out of 4)

Leonard Nimoy hosts this one hour documentary that takes a look at the five films that are in The Fly franchise. Chris Walas, John Goodwin, Dana Nye, David Hedison, Ray Bradbury, Vivian Sobchack and Vincent Price (archival interview) are all interviewed about the five films in question.

This isn't the end-all, be-all documentary that some might hope for but it's certainly entertaining for what it is. The best thing is that all five films are discussed, although I must admit that a bit more honest look would have been good. I say that because CURSE OF THE FLY and THE FLY II are generally two films that are bashed to high heaven yet they are praised here. I don't know, a bit more realistic would have been nice.

There's certainly a great discussion on all five films and I thought it was a good way to introduce someone to the series. It should go without saying that THE FLY (both the original and remake) get the most amount of discussion but the sequels have some nice stories told about them as well.


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