Movie Turned Opera: The Fly -or- Egad! I hope Jeff Goldblum makes a cameo

Yes. The Fly. The “mutated mad scientist, Jeff Goldblum, hopping around a loft-turned-laboratory, spitting up stomach acids on to is food while his fingernails and unmentionables fall off his body” Fly. If you’re a David Cronenberg fan, or fan of the best science fiction-horror movies ever, I hope you’ve seen this film (trailer here). Reflecting on films like Existenz, Scanners, and Videodrome, Cronenberg has always been on top of the “have a healthy fear of technology” genre of film.

The opera is opening in Paris and LA in September, and Cronenberg is directing it. This quote is priceless:

“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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Dave Semeniuk spends hours locked up in his office, thinking about the role the oceans play in controlling global climate, and unique ways of studying it. He'd also like to shamelessly plug his art practice: