Episode 71 : The Fly (1986)

Deconstructing what makes THE FLY (1986) a renowned sci-fi classic with a truly transformative love story & one of best remakes of all time.

*Discussions*

The original short story, differences from the original ‘58 film, plus FLY sequels; the unimaginable search for a director/screenwriter; saving a turbulent production; intimate nature of the film, blending humanistic themes & primal fears with body horror in a love story; unique casting stories & character evolutions; favorite special effects moments, technological feats & the hauntingly emotional score.

THE FLY (1986) // Jeff Goldblum, Geena Davis, John Getz // Directed by David Cronenberg.

 

**Picks of the Week**

—Lindsay’s Pick, EARTH GIRLS ARE EASY (1988) // Geena Davis, Julie Brown, Jeff Goldblum, Damon Wayans, Jim Carrey // Directed by Julien Temple.

—Justin’s Pick,  VIBES (1988) // Cyndi Lauper, Jeff Goldblum, Peter Falk, Julian Sands // Directed by Ken Kwapis.

 

**MurrayMoment**

A comparison between the love stories in THE FLY & Billy’s ‘88 film, SCROOGED.

**Final Thoughts on THE FLY.**

 

Next Episode: BIG TROUBLE IN LITTLE CHINA (1986)!

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Hosts: Justin Johnson & Lindsay Reber

Music: Matt Pace

Announcer: Mary Timmel

Logo: Beau Shoulders

February 16, 2021

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