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« on: April 28, 2007, 01:41:18 PM »

Yes, in the era that this film was made, movies had some incredibly bad flaws in reality.  Flaws like oversized insects, giant rodents, and aliens which want to conquer Earth.  But this film had its fair share of reality flaws.  What is this film?  None other than 1958's The Fly.  Yes, The Fly.  This film had a remake done in 1986 which was only slightly more plausible than the original.  In the time this film was made, movie makers sure let their imaginations get way out of hand. 
Now, a word of warning, if you haven't seen 1958's The Fly and don't want to have too much of the film revealed to you, stop reading now....












Ok, so you have seen 1958's The Fly.  Lets get down to its flaws.

Machines doing more than what they are designed to do:  This is perhaps the most laughable thing in movies, machines doing more than what their design specs call for.  In the Fly, the main character builds a machine which was the inspiration for Star Trek's Transporter.  A molecular dissassembler, transmitter and reassembler.  This machine did something that it wasn't designed to do, swap body parts.  A fly gets into the machine with the main character and swaps heads with the main character as the machine is tested.  Not only did it swap their heads, but it scaled their heads to size according to the bodies they were attatched to.  This is perhaps one of the biggest reality flaws in films from the 50s and 60s.  I can understand this was a simple malfuction in the device itself.  But the device should have had a safety protocol to prevent this from happening.  In the 1986 version of the film, their body parts weren't swapped, but their bodies werre fused together.  Nowadays when new devices are made, every measure is taken to insure every possible flaw doesn't happen.

Swapped Heads:  Not only did the machine swap and scale their heads, but it seems to split apart the main character's brain and distributed it between the two.  When the fly's head is on the main character, he seems to behave almost like a human.  He even think to cover up his horrible disfigurement to hide it from the other scientists.  And the fly with the main characters head seems to have human intelligence.  We see this towards the end when he makes the idiotic mistake of getting caught in a spiders web and calls out for help.  If this were for real, he wouldn't have any human intelligence at all.  He'd have the same intellectual capacity of the average house fly.  So he wouldn't be able to speak any english.  And even if he had the ability to, no one would be able to hear it.  Because his vocal chords would be so small, his voice would be far too high pitched for human hearing.

All in all, I rate The Fly to be a nice film.  But I don't consider it sci fi or horror.  I call it comedy.  I never laughed so hard in my life!
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« Reply #1 on: April 29, 2007, 12:11:51 AM »

You laughed ?!!? And your ears didn't fall off? And your face didn't crack? Well, damn..that's pretty cool!If you laughed...whatta you b***h'in about? Who really gives a flying f#ck about REALITY!?! I think REALITY is WAAAAAAAAY overrated! Good GRAVY,MAN!!! LIVE a little! ( Of course, I,personally think  your whole act is bullsh!t,and you just like to rile people up...but whatever gets yer rocks off...you go,girl! Thumbup
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« Reply #2 on: April 29, 2007, 12:37:23 AM »

Oh, by the way...I gave you a + karna Willie...just because I LOVE YOU!!! You never fail to make me laff,with your pathetic idiocy! Cmere,ya big doofus! lemme give you a big hug! OH NO! WAIT a minnite! That's too unreal!!! AHH! What the hell am I thinking?!! We're online!!! Let's just suspend reality for a second then,and I'll PRETEND I'm hugging you! Boy oh boy... I'll bet your world is just a bowl of cherries!!! Do you have a girlfreind? If she say's " I'm gonna f#ck yer brains out,and yer brains don't fall out,do you get p**sed?
Oh by the way...when machines are made,and every flaw is elimanated, think of the CHALLENGER space shuttle...
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« Reply #3 on: April 29, 2007, 12:41:03 AM »

I didn't know it was possible to have negative Karma points. Buggedout
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« Reply #4 on: April 29, 2007, 12:47:11 AM »

Tell that to WW...oh yeah.. he may not believe it..! Smile


Edit: I apoligize to the board for goin' apes**t...but ww caught me in a p**sy mood...
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« Reply #5 on: April 29, 2007, 01:34:00 AM »

The world must be safe for democracy after WW's such glowing recommendation... 
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« Reply #6 on: April 29, 2007, 01:39:56 AM »

I didn't know it was possible to have negative Karma points. Buggedout

He was at -11 Karma yesterday.
Somebody must've "applauded" him recently.
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« Reply #7 on: April 29, 2007, 01:42:16 AM »

I did. Cuz he made me laff.
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« Reply #8 on: April 29, 2007, 08:48:13 AM »

I did. Cuz he made me laff.

Now why would you have to go and negate the negative karma I already gave Wire Willie? TongueOut
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« Reply #9 on: April 29, 2007, 09:11:19 AM »


Oh I added a positive as well, because he gave me a laugh too.

Gave one as well to RCMerchant based on the 'f%$k your brains out' comment.  Great stuff!

But yes, Wyre, why???

Maybe the flaw in the machine was not in the programming but in the programmer, in that he failed to right a subroutine in order to combat that flaw of fly-headedness.

Maybe the flaw was in your own perceptions, in that you didn't realise that reality was skewed in this movie space, and as such it is YOU who is the unrealistic flaw.

Either way, glad you got your rocks off watching it.  If we can't laugh, we are nothing!
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« Reply #10 on: April 29, 2007, 10:02:40 AM »

You know Mr. WyreWizard, if I were you I'd just stop watching "B" type movies entirely. Since I'm not you I think I'll just ignore you from this point on.
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« Reply #11 on: April 29, 2007, 10:18:41 AM »

This thread reminded me of one of the worst flaws ever I spotted in a film.

At one point in THE CRYING GAME Dil (Jaye Davidson) reveals herself naked to Forest Whitaker.
The camera accidently pans down briefly to reveal Davidson has a penis, and is in fact, a man.  Question  Buggedout

You would think a big shot director like Neil Jordon would have noticed something like that!   Hatred 

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« Reply #12 on: April 29, 2007, 10:43:12 AM »



Too funny! You get a Karma point for that.
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« Reply #13 on: April 29, 2007, 02:45:31 PM »

Oh, by the way...I gave you a + karna Willie...just because I LOVE YOU!!! You never fail to make me laff,with your pathetic idiocy! Cmere,ya big doofus! lemme give you a big hug! OH NO! WAIT a minnite! That's too unreal!!! AHH! What the hell am I thinking?!! We're online!!! Let's just suspend reality for a second then,and I'll PRETEND I'm hugging you! Boy oh boy... I'll bet your world is just a bowl of cherries!!! Do you have a girlfreind? If she say's " I'm gonna f#ck yer brains out,and yer brains don't fall out,do you get p**sed?
Oh by the way...when machines are made,and every flaw is elimanated, think of the CHALLENGER space shuttle...
Making me laugh loud hard enough to have my mom come downstairs and see what the hell im laughing at deserves Karma out the wazoo!
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« Reply #14 on: April 29, 2007, 02:50:25 PM »

Even though I agree that W.W. is just some nut whith a fetish for p**sing off badmovie fans, I feel that I must comply to the arguement.

What did you think of Planet Terror when Cherry Darling is causing all sortsa hell with her asault rifle leg yet is never seen pulling the trigger? TELEPATHY? Or is that to far from DA RULES to be possible?
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