Altered States + The Fly

Altered States + The Fly
Year 3 (2011)
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Mad scientists! Dubious science. What’s a spoiler? https://bing.com/images?q=ken+russell is what you need to know. Trying to figure out Ken Russell’s Altered States from 1980. Behind the scenes at Double Feature. Michael doesn’t know what to do! William Hurt. Blair Brown. Actors who could be your mom, naked when they were younger. LSD. Timothy Leary. John C. Lilly. What was the point of the LSD deprivation experiments? The longest WTF scene yet. Be afraid, be very afraid. David Cronenberg is Jeff Goldblum as The Fly! 1986 and the relationship between man and machine. Body horror – what is it, what is it used for? The fly as a metaphor for aging. The mental and physical transformation. Films without mercy.

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Altered States

Altered States


Released: December 25, 1980
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Director: Ken Russell
Writer: Paddy Chayefsky
Starring: William Hurt, Blair Brown, Bob Balaban, Drew Barrymore

A Harvard scientist conducts experiments on himself with a hallucinatory drug and an isolation chamber that may be causing him to regress genetically.

The Fly

The Fly


Released: August 15, 1986
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Director: David Cronenberg
Writer: David Cronenberg, Charles Edward Pogue
Starring: Jeff Goldblum, Geena Davis, John Getz, David Cronenberg

A brilliant but eccentric scientist begins to transform into a giant man/fly hybrid after one of his experiments goes horribly wrong.

 
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