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Communicating The Fly

Bruce Clarke

in Posthuman Metamorphosis: Narrative and Systems

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780823228508
eISBN:
9780823240999
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823228508.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

The Fly unfolds the paradoxes of media in displaying the transformative power or posthuman agency of communications technology. The Fly first appeared in the form of a short story published in ... More


‘Be afraid, be very afraid’: Aftermath and Legacy

Emma Westwood

in The Fly

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781911325420
eISBN:
9781800342309
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781911325420.003.0009
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter studies the reception and legacy of David Cronenberg's The Fly (1986). Critical discourse around The Fly leapt on a social anxiety that was generating worldwide media attention at this ... More


How not to be a Superhero: Narrative Prosthetics and The Human Fly

Alaniz José

in Death, Disability, and the Superhero: The Silver Age and Beyond

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9781628461176
eISBN:
9781626740655
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781628461176.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

This chapter examines the short-lived Marvel Comics series The Human Fly, which features a protagonist who preferred Evel Knievel-type daredevil stunts and charity work to crime-fighting; adventured ... More


Speaking in Parables: The Spider and the Fly

Greg Walker

in John Heywood: Comedy and Survival in Tudor England

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
August 2020
ISBN:
9780198851516
eISBN:
9780191886119
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198851516.003.0014
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This chapter looks at Heywood’s most enigmatic and critically divisive text, the long, allegorical narrative poem, The Spider and the Fly. Against prevailing notions that it is a parable of the ... More


‘Am I becoming a one hundred-and-eighty-five pound fly?’: The Gestation of The Fly

Emma Westwood

in The Fly

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781911325420
eISBN:
9781800342309
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781911325420.003.0004
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter evaluates British writer George Langelaan's short fiction titled ‘The Fly’ (1957), and its film adaptation by Kurt Neumann in 1958. David Cronenberg's The Fly (1986) can only truly be ... More


The Fly

Emma Westwood

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781911325420
eISBN:
9781800342309
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781911325420.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

It's not often that a remake outshines its original but David Cronenberg's “reimagining” of The Fly (1986) is one of those rare exceptions. Equal parts horror, science fiction, and romance, The Fly ... More


‘Help me be human’: Cronenberg Becomes The Fly

Emma Westwood

in Devil’s Advocates: The Fly

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781911325420
eISBN:
9781800342309
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781911325420.003.0002
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter discusses the relationship between Canadian filmmaker David Cronenberg and his film, The Fly (1986). Even though, as a remake, The Fly had travelled a long way before falling into the ... More


Introduction

Emma Westwood

in The Fly

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781911325420
eISBN:
9781800342309
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781911325420.003.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This introductory chapter provides an overview of David Cronenberg's The Fly (1986). The Fly is a film that may appear uncomplicated in its execution but possesses such innate complexity — including ... More


‘The flesh. It should make the computer, uh, crazy’: Remaking The Fly

Emma Westwood

in The Fly

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781911325420
eISBN:
9781800342309
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781911325420.003.0005
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter details the process of remaking The Fly. Strip out all the special effects from The Fly and you've got a singularly focused and somewhat forthright drama, heavily driven by dialogue with ... More


“On the Gay Luneta”

Reid Badger

in A Life in Ragtime: A Biography of James Reese Europe

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195337969
eISBN:
9780199851553
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195337969.003.0004
Subject:
Music, History, American

The unexpected loss of Henry Europe left Lorraine Europe in a difficult situation. James remained at home in Washington with his mother and sister. In late 1902 or early 1903, James left his mother ... More


‘There was an old lady who swallowed a fly’: A ‘Cronenfeld’ Film

Emma Westwood

in The Fly

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781911325420
eISBN:
9781800342309
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781911325420.003.0003
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter examines how the idea to remake The Fly reached David Cronenberg. Producer Stuart Cornfeld was introduced to the idea of remaking The Fly by way of playwright/screenwriter Charles Edward ... More


Introduction: On William Blake, Nature, and Mortality

Catherine Osborne

in Dumb Beasts and Dead Philosophers: Humanity and the Humane in Ancient Philosophy and Literature

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199282067
eISBN:
9780191712944
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199282067.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

This introductory chapter presents a discussion of Blake's ‘Auguries of Innocence’ and ‘The Fly’, and of an extract from Shakespeare's Henry IV Part One. It illustrates the claim that not all ... More


‘I’ve come here to say one magic word to you: cheeseburger.’ The Fly scene-by-scene: Act One

Emma Westwood

in The Fly

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781911325420
eISBN:
9781800342309
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781911325420.003.0006
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter assesses the scenes of Act One of David Cronenberg's The Fly (1986). The film opens with a mid-shot of Seth Brundle (Jeff Goldblum) talking to the camera; the next shot determines ... More


‘Insects don’t have politics.’ The Fly scene-by-scene: Act Three

Emma Westwood

in The Fly

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781911325420
eISBN:
9781800342309
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781911325420.003.0008
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter explores the scenes of Act Three of David Cronenberg's The Fly (1986). When Veronica arrives at the warehouse, the degeneration of Seth is apparent: Seth walks on sticks like an old man ... More


A Modern Cabinet of Curiosities: George Kleine’s Collection of Popular-Science Films

Oliver Gaycken

in Devices of Curiosity: Early Cinema and Popular Science

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780199860685
eISBN:
9780190235987
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199860685.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

In 1910 George Kleine published an ambitious catalogue of “educational motion picture films” that consisted of titles he had collected from a number of European companies, notably Pathé, Gaumont, and ... More


The Fly and the Displaced Self: Affective Potential in the Epiphanic Moments of Mansfield, Woolf and Lawrence

Cheryl Hindrichs

in Katherine Mansfield and Virginia Woolf

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781474439657
eISBN:
9781474453813
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474439657.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

Katherine Mansfield’s claim that she and Elizabeth von Arnim are ‘worms of the same family’ would seem a curious analogy. But this deprecatory trope aligning the writer’s perspective with an ... More


Body Horror

Bryan Turnock

in Studying Horror Cinema

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781911325895
eISBN:
9781800342460
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781911325895.003.0011
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter describes Canadian film-maker David Cronenberg as one of the most highly regarded auteurs within the horror genre. During the 1970s and 1980s, from low-budget independents to ... More


Becoming Anomalous and the Body-Without-Organs

Anna Powell

in Deleuze and Horror Film

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748617470
eISBN:
9780748651061
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748617470.003.0003
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter explores the process of becoming across such hybrids as becoming-animal, becoming-woman and becoming-monster. A radical re-working of the subject/object binary is central to Deleuzian ... More


‘For the life of him he could not remember’: Post-war Memory, Mourning and Masculinity Crisis in Katherine Mansfield’s ‘The Fly’

Avishek Parui

in Katherine Mansfield and Psychology

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781474417532
eISBN:
9781474426916
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474417532.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

This article examines the entanglement between masculinity crisis and traumatic memory as described in Katherine Mansfield's short story ‘The Fly’. By exploring the way Mansfield depicts the figure ... More


‘I’ll hurt you if you stay.’ The Fly scene-by-scene: Act Two

Emma Westwood

in The Fly

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781911325420
eISBN:
9781800342309
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781911325420.003.0007
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter describes the scenes of Act Two of David Cronenberg's The Fly (1986). In Act Two, Seth Brundle makes the transition from amiable and reclusive scientist to predatory and misogynistic ... More


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