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The Fly (1958) was a Horror - Science Fiction Film directed by Kurt Neumann and produced by Kurt Neumann and Robert L. Lippert.

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Dreams of the Rarebit Fiend: The Flying House (1921, Winsor McCay)

By Andrew Wickliffe on May 28, 2018 From The Stop Button

The Flying House does a lot in its eleven minute runtime. First and maybe foremost?it?s questionable given where the film ends up?it?s a successful, ambitious format change for the Dreams of the Rarebit Fiend comic strip. Adapted by its creator, McCay?who?s got his twenty-five year-old son, Robert, ... Read full article


Silent Sunday – The Flying House (1921)

By Michael on Mar 4, 2018 From Durnmoose Movie Musings

Since Sunday tends to be a day of quiet and reflection for many people, it seems an appropriate day to celebrate silent movies. But in keeping with the “day of rest” theme, I’m just going to post this without any commentary and just sit back and let you enjoy.... Read full article


The Fly (1958)

By Beatrice on Sep 16, 2016 From Flickers in Time

The Fly Directed by Kurt Neumann Written by James Clavell from a story by George Langelaan 1958/USA Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation First viewing/Amazon Prime Helene Delambre: I cannot answer that question; coffee, Inspector? This glossy technicolor horror flick is genuinely creepy. ?I sup... Read full article


The Ray Harryhausen Blogathon: EARTH VS. THE FLYING SAUCERS

By Dan Day Jr. on Jul 12, 2016 From The Hitless Wonder Movie Blog

In the mid-1950s, master special-effects animator Ray Harryhausen was involved in a number of low-budget black & white movies which featured a particular creature--THE BEAST FROM 20,000 FATHOMS, IT CAME FROM BENEATH THE SEA, and 20 MILLION MILES TO EARTH. 1956's EARTH VS. THE FLYING SAUCERS does... Read full article


[BASP] The Fly (1986, David Cronenberg) / The Fly II (1989, Chris Walas)

By Andrew Wickliffe on Jun 21, 2016 From The Stop Button

The Best of An Alan Smithee Podcast: Episode Twenty-seven The Fly (1986, David Cronenberg) / The Fly II (1989, Chris Walas) Originally posted: February 7, 2014 Subscribe via iTunes.... Read full article


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François Delambre: No, Helene and Andre believed in the sacredness of life. They wouldn't harm anything... not even a fly.


Insp. Charas: He put his head and his arm under the press. Why?
Helene Delambre: I cannot answer that question; coffee, Inspector?


François Delambre: You've commited murder just as much as Helene did. You killed a fly with a human head. She killed a human with a fly head.


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Facts about

This was such a success at the box office that it became one of Fox's biggest hits of 1958.
That is actually David Hedison, not a stuntman, inside the Fly makeup. Filming lasted mid March-mid April 1958.
Part of the laboratory set was Emerac, the computer from Fox's production Desk Set.
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