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The make-up of The Fly
If you’re a fan of astonishing make-up effects, 1986’s The Fly is the movie for you. easily on a par with other ’80s classics like The Thing, The Elephant Man and An American Werewolf In London, the fleshy special effects take Jeff Goldblum’s Seth Brundle character through six distinct phases of grotesque transformation, until he ends up as the monstrous “Brundlefly”, with a pair of expressive eyes being his only quasihuman feature. The makeup effects were the brainchild of then-30-yearold Chris Walas who rightly won the Academy Award for Special effects Make-up. Walas later directed The Fly II, as well as doing the “melting Nazi” effects in Raiders Of The Lost Ark and creating the Gremlins.