Wednesday, 2 November 2011

The Fly 1958

The Fly

The Fly a 1958 by Kurt Neumann's film is about a dedicated scientist that builds a machine that can teleport objects and humans. They started the film three quarters of the way into it then went back to explain the film, then carried on telling it.

It started dark and a bit confusing, as shown below. Here is the factory where AndrĂ©’s wife has just killed her husband. You can see the image of the person murdered under the machine in image 1.

Image 1: The killing scene

When he builds the chamber it works perfectly, but the last time he does proves to be fatal, as a fly enters the chamber and the partials get mixed up and he ends up with a fly’s head and hand, and the fly ends up with his head. This is all a bit grotesque.

I found this film quite interesting because of the fact that I had never seen a film like it or one so old, but I did not enjoy it that much.  I found the story boring; it seemed a slow paced plot, although I liked how they started the film three quarters of the way into it and then went back to explain the film.

The BBC review the film as being ‘Silly’ … but the tension is quickly cranked up as Hedison realises he has to find the fly so that he can try to reverse the damage.’ (BBC, 2011).



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