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'The Fly' Morphs Into Opera

Cronenberg classic debuts in Paris
By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 3, 2008 1:35 PM CDT

(Newser) – David Cronenberg’s horror classic The Fly has metamorphosed into something new: an opera. This new, unholy horror-opera hybrid was unleashed on Paris last night, garnering at least somewhat enthusiastic applause, Bloomberg reports. Intact were all the things that made the movie memorable: its tragic love plot, hideous monster and, of course, lots of gore.

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Original composer Howard Shore updated his score for the Opera and drew scattered boos during the curtain call. “The music was a let-down,” one fan told the Guardian. But Cronenberg is optimistic. “Someone’s 6-year-old said that she thought she would have to sleep with her parents, so I guess it’s working.” The show runs through July 13 before coming to LA. So be afraid, California. Be very afraid. (Read more David Cronenberg stories.)

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