Talk:The Fly (1958 film)

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Rewrite[edit]

Article contains a great deal of inappropriate style; ampersands, sentance fragments, informal tone. A rewrite of the plot section for content and style would be a good idea. I would, but I've never seen the movie and don't particularly feel like making it up as I go along. Medic007 (talk) 01:27, 1 December 2009 (UTC) There's also an incorrect point in the summary: When Helene realizes that Andre/Flyman is about to kill himself, she attempts to pull him away from the press, almost sacrificing herself in the process. He in turn shoves her away before the impact. WHPratt (talk) 17:07, 3 March 2011 (UTC) I think that we need to make it clear that Helene was an unwitting accomplice to an assisted suicide, and hence was definitely not guilty of homicide (nor insecticide), as this is extremely important to the resolution. It'll be touigh getting that in a sentence! WHPratt (talk) 12:35, 27 June 2012 (UTC)

hellp meee!![edit]

At the end of the film, why is the fly with the scientist's head crying out in English if the real scientist had the fly's head?(AndrewAnorak (talk) 20:14, 10 February 2008 (UTC))

Since the film's set in Canada, why not in French? M B-G 203.171.196.1 (talk) 04:28, 28 February 2008 (UTC)

The explanation for the fly crying for help in English; is that it had started to think like a human, much like the man with the fly's head was starting to think like a fly. The fly with the man's head was probably trying to reach the woman, when she was crying on the bench, when it became trapped in the nearby web.204.80.61.110 (talk) 16:28, 22 October 2008 (UTC)Bennett Turk

The creature with the head of the fly wasn't able to speak. That's why he typed. The creature with the head of a man also had a human arm, neck, and part of the chest. It had a human vocal system, with presumably enough lung capacity to be able to produce human speech. 206.9.240.9 (talk) 16:03, 18 November 2011 (UTC)

Popular culture[edit]

ENOUGH with the popular culture already; how about somebody actually writing something about the film!!!

trezjr 21:01, 27 September 2006 (UTC)

What's to expand on, really? The film's plot is really fairly simple, and The Fly's impact on popular culture is arguably its most notable aspect. -Toptomcat 19:05, 22 December 2006 (UTC)


It wasn't Vincent Price who killed the fly at the end of the movie, but Inspector Charas, visibly disturbed for seeing something he had refused to believe first (the scene of the "human fly" screaming just moments before the spider is about to bite it is probably one of the most horrifying moments of the film!). Then Price comfronts him, asking him if the killing of a fly with a human head is not comparable to the murder of a man with the head of a fly. Because of that, and after trying to find an acceptable allivi for Vincent Price's sister-in-law, the woman is set free.
This is a nitpick to be sure, but, if a person listens closely to the movie, the rock does hit the web an instant After the fly with the man's head stopped screaming. Inspector Charas killed the spider who killed the fly with the man's head. That scene is very disturbing in the way Vincent Price and Herbert Marshall just look at the spider and fly-man for a few seconds and don't do anything, when they could have reached down and grabbed the spider without any effort. Especially when Vincent Price was the brother of the fly-man.204.80.61.110 (talk) 16:35, 22 October 2008 (UTC)Bennett Turk.

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BetacommandBot (talk) 14:22, 21 January 2008 (UTC)

Laughter and back to back acting?[edit]

Many years ago, I owned a book, which claimed that Price and Marshall had to film some of their scenes standing back to back, because they kept making each other laugh. Can anyone provide a source for this? TheAstonishingBadger (talk) 11:49, 26 January 2008 (UTC)

"The Complete Films of Vincent Price" by Lucy Chase Williams (Citadel Press 1995) has an extract from the Vincent Price Lecture "The Villains Still Pursure Me". This was one of many talks Vincent would give on the lecture circut concering art, culture and this one, his horror movies. The extract tells how Price and Herbert Marshall kept breaking up in laughter at confronting the fly/human screaming "help meee!" on the web.
Quote: "Finally, Herbert Marshall, said,'Help you! To hell with you! Help us!'
Matthew Bateman-Graham 203.171.196.1 (talk) 04:24, 28 February 2008 (UTC)