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`The Fly' Opera is Buzz of Paris Season
ABC 7 ^ | 07.01.2008 | ABC 7

Posted on 07/03/2008 2:04:46 PM PDT by Coffee200am

Be afraid, be very afraid: David Cronenberg's 1986 horror flick, "The Fly," has undergone a bizarre metamorphosis. It's now an opera. The new incarnation, with tenor Placido Domingo conducting a score by Oscar-winning composer Howard Shore ("The Lord of the Rings"), isn't as gory as the movie. Audiences will be spared close-ups of the title character's fingernails falling off as he makes the transition from mild-mannered scientist to giant insect.

Still, for an opera, it's pretty scary - even if there are touches of dark humor. Giggles broke out among those invited to Monday's dress rehearsal when a mezzo-soprano belted out the film's catchphrase: "Be afraid. Be very afraid."

Cronenberg, who is directing the opera, wasn't sure what effect it would have.

ABC 7 News myTAKE - What's Your Opinion? "Someone's 6-year-old said, after seeing one of our rehearsals, that she thought she would have to sleep with her parents for a while," he told reporters. "So I guess it's working."

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TOPICS: Culture/Society
KEYWORDS: fly; helpme; opera; thefly

1 posted on 07/03/2008 2:04:46 PM PDT by Coffee200am
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To: Coffee200am

Great film.

Have not arm-wrestled since viewing.


2 posted on 07/03/2008 2:06:24 PM PDT by Natchez Hawk (Truth: The anti-drug war.)
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To: Coffee200am

Such coincidence. I was just thinking about flies, and how they must have been the unintended consequence of some well meaning negotiation between Heaven and Hades.

Never saw “The Fly”, but for years was aware of the phrase “Be afraid, Be very afraid”. So now I know.

Learn something new everyday at FR. Well worth sending in those contributions to keep learning.

I hate flies.


3 posted on 07/03/2008 2:13:09 PM PDT by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists...call 'em what you will...They ALL have fairies livin' in their trees.)
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To: Coffee200am

“Where does Major League Baseball get off suing anyone for infringement? They stole long and boring from opera.”


4 posted on 07/03/2008 2:25:59 PM PDT by Psycho_Bunny (Islam: Imagine a clown car.........with guns.)
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To: Coffee200am

I loved the original movie with Vincent Price, the remake with Jeff Goldblum was terrible, as it is with most remakes {sigh...}


5 posted on 07/03/2008 2:45:00 PM PDT by ravingnutter
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