Analysis Of A Science Fiction Short Story 'The Fly'

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The Fly is a science fiction short story which is written by George Langelaan. It was “was published in the June 1957 issue of Playboy magazine. It was first filmed in 1958, and then again in 1986.”(Wikipedia) This story got some film-makers’ attention such as Neumann and Cronenberg. The story interpreted differently in each director’s film. Neumann interpreted this story with a more soft approach, by soft it means not extreme and not gory. There are elements of science-fiction and drama in Neumann’s film but less romance. Cronenberg creates something different than Neumann there is of course science-fiction in the late version of the film, there is also the genre of romance but we see something else more clearly in Cronenberg’s film and that is horror. Neumann creates his film with a clear moral message in general he means to say people should not act carelessly and they must be careful when it is come to the science. Andre acts impulsively because of his ambitions to finish his study. This ambition costs his life. This moral message improves the genre of drama. Second film has different and more twisted drama such as getting pregnant from a deformed man and not knowing what to do with it. In the second film Veronica gets pregnant and she slowly realizes something is wrong with Seth and when she finds out, finally, she do not…show more content…
Neumann’s film involves a relationship of husband and wife. Andre is more obsessed with his work for example in one of the scenes Helene was talking with François on the phone and she says: “I’ve seen him about two hours in the last two weeks.” But in the second film Seth works with Veronica, she knows everything about Seth’s work. Veronica and Seth mix up their work and their relationship and this creates romance for the
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