Posts Tagged ‘short story’

Minute Movie Review – The Fly

Samstag, März 15th, 2008


The Fly is a classic horror/sci-fi movie by cult director David Cronenberg (of recent “A History of Violence” and “Eastern Promises” fame). It tells the story of a scientist who invents a teleportation device, only to have his atoms mix with a housefly’s when he tests it himself. Slowly, he turns into a giant man-fly. Even though the story is almost campy horror on the surface, beneath it is a subtext of what it means to change, to lose yourself and to make a sacrifice. Sadly, much of that is only apparent in the final scenes. While not a great movie, this is very decent fare for a horror flick.

Random Observations:

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It’s based on a short story – and no, the story is not by Franz Kafka.

Your Story VI: Tine II

Dienstag, Februar 12th, 2008

After a longer hiatus (for reasons I really don’t want to go into right now) “Your Story” returns with a short story. According to the universal rules of short story writing, if you can’t find a plot, a beginning or an ending or basically anything that makes sense in a short story, this is entirely your fault. You just didn’t get it. So enjoy this one – and remember that you can still submit your own challenge here. (weiterlesen …)