More storytelling oriented, "The Fly" is a very interesting movie, it's really hard to ignore the power of the film, because the "monster" has human feelings and human fears. You can't help but feel sorry for this unlucky scientist and his family
And yes, the final scene is very disturbing, after almost 50 years, still is a very shocking image.
IT'S ABOUT A SCIENTIST WHO MESSES UP WHEN HE'S DOING AN EXPERIMENT AND GETS CHANGED INTO A FLY. THIS MOVIE IS SOOO MUCH BETTER THAN IT'S REMAKE. IT'S SIMPLISTIC SPECIAL EFFECTS AND THE GREAT ACTING GO VERY WELL WITH THIS MOVIE. I LOVE THE ENDING. HELP ME HELP ME!!!!
There is certainly alot to appreciate and enjoy in 1958's classic "The Fly". It is a film which I think is amazing in the story it tells which is both horrifying and very sad and at times very touching. The production as a whole is lush with beautiful Fox colour and a cast of fine, restrained performers who deliver thoughtful performances and who have an obvious respect for the material they are working with.
Heading the cast is one of my favourite actors Vincent Price playing Francois Delambre in a restrained performance which I feel is one of his finest. David (Al) Hedison who later found fame on the "Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea" TV Series in the early sixities plays his brother Andre, a brilliant scientist and delves into the area of matter transfer with horrifying results. He makes the fatal mistake of using himself as a Guinea Pig in his experiments with the result that his own matter becomes entangled with that of a fly unwittingly involved in the transfer experiment. The result is one of the very best special effects efforts to come out of the 1950's in that Andre acquires the head and arm of the fly and his head and arm is transferred to that of the fly. It is a horrific look which still scares me to this day so effective is it in its depiction.Read more ›