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The Incredible Shrinking Man - FEAR IN THE FIFTIES!

Scott Carey sails on his boat through a strange white mist. Nothing seems to be going on until six months later: he appears to have shrunk. And he continues shrinking…

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Deze voorstelling maakt deel uit van Rialto Filmclub met als gastspreker deze maand Ernst-Jan Pfauth.

The Incredible Shrinking Man

With this equally gripping and scary story, director Jack Arnold showed that a science fiction film could be more than superficial entertainment. By paying a lot of attention to his main character's psychological development and reflecting on the nature of the small, smaller, smallest, Arnold created far more than a standard genre film. Add to this the remarkable camera techniques and the amazing work of the prop makers, and there's your unforgettable classic.

Scott Carey and his wife Louise are enjoying a sunny day out boating on the lake. While Louise is below deck, Carey sails through a strange white mist. Everything seems fine until six months later, when his wife notices that his clothes have become rather large. Carey's doctor makes the disturbing discovery that his patient has shrunk. This cannot possibly be, it must be a mistake. Alas, it is not, Carey even continues to shrink. Soon, he is faced with all sorts of new dangers...