Thu 2 Feb, 2006 03:59 pm
You might remember the newer version of The Fly (1986), but the original The Fly (1958) is the true classic.
Scientist Andre Delambre becomes obsessed with his latest creation, a matter transporter. He has varying degrees of success with it. He eventually decides to use a human subject, himself, with tragic consequences. During the transference, his atoms become merged with a fly, which was accidentally let into the machine. He winds up with the fly's head and one of it's arms and the fly winds up with Andre's head and arm
in the great wisdom of Official Languages Act, Canada, as a bilingual country, also has the oh-so-important French version!
At the end of The Fly, we find our tiny protagonist stuck in a spider's web with the head and arm of a human and the body of a fly. As the venom dripping eight legged beast bounces toward our hapless victim, a tiny voice (overdubbed in French of course) squeaks out his final words
"Aidez-moi, Aidez-moi, Aidez-moi!!"