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Thursday, August 28, 2008

David Cronenberg's THE FLY!

This photo is from an AFI FEST screening of SPIDER - Miranda Richardson is saying, "Nice pants!"

Next week Sept. 3rd we're screening a new print of THE FLY at the Dome right before the Opera of THE FLY.

I already have my tickets for both the film and Opera!

I love David Cronenberg. I have a kind of "game" I like to play to weed out new people I meet as to whether or not we should be friends. When I first meet a new person - I ask them whether they liked Cronenberg's CRASH or not? You can tell alot about a person when talking about Cronenberg!

Go see the movie and opera and then let's meet for drinks to discuss in depth.

AFI’s Directors Screenings presented by Audi – ArcLight Hollywood CINERAMA DOME

1986 95 MIN RATED R
DIR David Cronenberg SCR David Cronenberg and Charles Edward Pogue, from a story by George Langelaan CAST Jeff Goldblum, Geena Davis, John Getz, Leslie Carlson

THE FLY is an extraordinary example of Cronenberg’s particular brand of “body horror”; flesh transformed by disease. Seth Brundle (Jeff Goldblum) is an eccentric scientist, whose experiments with teleportation go awry, leading to one of the horror genre’s most disgusting and gory physical transformations. Ultimately, David Cronenberg’s version of THE FLY – based on a short story by George Langelaan and the 1958 film that starred Vincent Price — is a dark romantic tragedy about the wasting away of a brilliant man who mutates into an insect as his loved one looks on helplessly.

AFI, in association with the LA Opera, presents a brand new print , to coincide with the US premiere of the opera The Fly.

Pl├ícido Domingo conducts the LA Opera-commissioned opera written by Oscar®-winning composer Howard Shore (LORD OF THE RINGS), with libretto by Tony Award-winning playwright David Henry Hwang (M. Butterfly). This also marks the LA Opera debut of Academy Award-winning production designer Dante Ferretti (THE AVIATOR, SWEENEY TODD). More information about the opera is available at

A Q&A with David Cronenberg and Howard Shore will precede the screening.


Lydia Marcus said...

i met one of my best friends on aol aim over a decade ago because he saw crash listed on my profile as one of my guilty pleasures and he started iming me to chat about it. he lives in kalamazoo so it's always been a long distance friendship with occasional visits over the years. attending the crash junket was one of the funniest events of my life - a bunch of puritanical journalists with major sticks crammed up their _ _ _ _ _ and little ol' me outwardly in love with the movie. i'm not sure what they made of me but i didn't care, nor do i now. too bad afi isn't screening it - would love to see it on the big screen again. the funniest quote of that junket day was debra kara unger basically proclaiming that she was "quite frigid" and nothing like her onscreen character. sure debra, sure. ;-) said...

that's brilliant lydia!
i gotta find a screening opportunity for this film!