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APED: "getting the buzz"

September 8th, 2009 (07:09 pm)

I watched Cronenberg's THE FLY last night. God DAMN that's a brilliant, horrifying, tragic movie. Absolutely convincing, too. Worth a movie review post: Jeff Goldblum should have won the Oscar, Geena Davis is fabulous and suckers you into thinking that she's Goldblum's supporting actress until the story turns and you realize the movie is really about *her* character, but the most interesting character is Davis's bullying, manipulative, emotionally abusive, repugnant, and ultimately broken editor and ex-lover, played magnetically by John Getz, who gives such amazing asshole that you almost don't realize how many horrifying, hateable, and pitiable facets he gives the character.

The teleporter's working,
so I can't waste time on shirking,
after all, it worked just fine for the baboon.
I can't think of a reason
that I shouldn't -- now I'm easing
off my clothes because I need to do it soon.

Now I'm naked and I'm chilly,
I've got goosebumps on my willy,
but I'm in the telepod, so can't stop now.
I'll triumph, or I might die --
what's that buzz? Was that a fly?
Nah. It's nerves. It's nothing. Anyhow --

-- hey, it worked! I 'ported!
Feels like all my bits got sorted,
and hey, baboon, c'mere, gimme a hug.
I thought I might feel queasy.
I feel great. That was so easy!
That could be quite a feature -- or a bug.

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Posted by: Seperis (seperis)
Posted at: September 8th, 2009 11:57 pm (UTC)

I saw that version of The Fly before I saw the original and it blew my mind. I keep meaning to get it for Child to at least give him a decent perspective of sci-fi/horror that isn't from teh sci-fi channel and isn't Python with added numbers or added snakes.

I still remember the microwave comparison to teleportation with a steak, which was possibly the neatest analogy ever on how it worked.

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