History Film / TheIncredibleShrinkingMan

24th Oct '17 6:46:46 PM WillBGood
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* AdaptationDistillation: In the novel, Scott had a daughter. A couple other admissions from the movie:

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* AdaptationDistillation: In the novel, Scott had a daughter. A couple other admissions omissions from the movie:
27th Sep '17 9:15:10 PM CaptEquinox
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* HopeSpot: An antidote is found that stops his shrinking at three feet, and a friendship with a midget helps him realize that it's possible to live happily even at that size. [[spoiler:Then the antidote stops working.]]

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* HopeSpot: An antidote is found that stops his shrinking at three feet, and a friendship with a midget helps him realize that it's possible to live happily even at that size. [[spoiler:Then the antidote stops working. Matheson wrote a sequel -- unfortunately never filmed -- where it turned out the antidote has long-delayed effects that will eventually return him to normal. Scott's wife catches on as she begins to shrink herself. She sets out to find Scott, then they have more adventures trying to get back to the house.]]
4th Jun '17 1:48:24 PM Mdumas43073
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Grant Williams stars as Scott Carey, an ordinary man who is exposed to some type of dust cloud (generally assumed to be radioactive) and subsequently begins to slowly shrink, soon growing so small that his wife Louise (Randy Stuart) is unable to see or hear him. Scott finds himself battling for his life against his pet cat and a spider, and confronting the possibility of eventually shrinking to nothing.

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Grant Williams stars as Scott Carey, an ordinary man who is exposed to some type of dust cloud (generally assumed to be radioactive) and subsequently begins to slowly shrink, soon growing so small miniscule that his wife Louise (Randy Stuart) is unable to see or hear him. Scott finds himself battling for his life against his pet cat and a spider, and confronting the possibility of eventually shrinking to nothing.
4th Jun '17 1:47:41 PM Mdumas43073
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Grant Williams stars as Scott Carey, an ordinary man who is exposed to some type of dust cloud (generally assumed to be radioactive) and subsequently begins to slowly shrink, eventually growing so small that his wife Louise (Randy Stuart) is unable to see or hear him. Scott finds himself battling for his life against his pet cat and a spider, and confronting the possibility of eventually shrinking to nothing.

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Grant Williams stars as Scott Carey, an ordinary man who is exposed to some type of dust cloud (generally assumed to be radioactive) and subsequently begins to slowly shrink, eventually soon growing so small that his wife Louise (Randy Stuart) is unable to see or hear him. Scott finds himself battling for his life against his pet cat and a spider, and confronting the possibility of eventually shrinking to nothing.
4th Jun '17 1:46:46 PM Mdumas43073
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''The Incredible Shrinking Man'' is a 1957 sci-fi movie directed by Jack Arnold, based on the novel ''The Shrinking Man'' by Creator/RichardMatheson.

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''The Incredible Shrinking Man'' is a 1957 sci-fi movie movie directed by Jack Arnold, based on the novel ''The Shrinking Man'' by Creator/RichardMatheson.



It is considered one of the better shrinking movies because the script is considered intelligent and the science is a little more believable.

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It This is considered one of the better shrinking sci-fi movies because the script is considered of TheFifties, thanks to an intelligent script and above-average special effects that lift it above the science is a little more believable.
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4th Jun '17 1:44:11 PM Mdumas43073
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''The Incredible Shrinking Man'' is a movie based on the book by Creator/RichardMatheson titled ''The Shrinking Man''. In the movie, a man named Scott Carey is exposed to some type of dust cloud (generally assumed to be radioactive) and the result is that he begins to slowly shrink. It is considered one of the better shrinking movies because the script is considered intelligent and the science is a little more believable.

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Scott Carey Carey, an ordinary man who is exposed to some type of dust cloud (generally assumed to be radioactive) and the result is that he subsequently begins to slowly shrink. shrink, eventually growing so small that his wife Louise (Randy Stuart) is unable to see or hear him. Scott finds himself battling for his life against his pet cat and a spider, and confronting the possibility of eventually shrinking to nothing.

It is considered one of the better shrinking movies because the script is considered intelligent and the science is a little more believable.
28th Nov '16 5:41:38 AM shrinkingman2
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* NarratingThePresent

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* NarratingThePresentNarratingThePresent One interesting this is that Scott's voice remains the same pitch despite his getting smaller as the film progresses, unless we're reading his mind...
28th Sep '16 4:49:44 AM Morgenthaler
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!!!The Movie provides examples of:

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!!!The !!The Movie provides examples of:



* HollywoodScience: Due to the SquareCubeLaw but may have been mildly averted; see below.
** Of course, as he gets smaller and smaller there are other issues not related to the Square/Cube law that would become very problematic and eventually kill him, but like most films of this nature these issues are ignored. As he gets extremely small he'd freeze to death because his body would lose heat faster than it produces it (this is why birds have feathers and small animals have fur), his lungs would not work properly when he is insect-sized (insects don't have lungs and rely on air pressure to force oxygen into their bodies through special openings), food would become impossible to find or digest, and once he shrinks small enough the air molecules would be too big for him to breathe.

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* HollywoodScience: Due to the SquareCubeLaw but may have been mildly averted; see below.
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below. Of course, as he gets smaller and smaller there are other issues not related to the Square/Cube law that would become very problematic and eventually kill him, but like most films of this nature these issues are ignored. As he gets extremely small he'd freeze to death because his body would lose heat faster than it produces it (this is why birds have feathers and small animals have fur), his lungs would not work properly when he is insect-sized (insects don't have lungs and rely on air pressure to force oxygen into their bodies through special openings), food would become impossible to find or digest, and once he shrinks small enough the air molecules would be too big for him to breathe.
28th Sep '16 4:47:51 AM Morgenthaler
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''The Incredible Shrinking Man'' is a movie based on the book by RichardMatheson titled ''The Shrinking Man''. In the movie, a man named Scott Carey is exposed to some type of dust cloud (generally assumed to be radioactive) and the result is that he begins to slowly shrink. It is considered one of the better shrinking movies because the script is considered intelligent and the science is a little more believable.

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''The Incredible Shrinking Man'' is a movie based on the book by RichardMatheson Creator/RichardMatheson titled ''The Shrinking Man''. In the movie, a man named Scott Carey is exposed to some type of dust cloud (generally assumed to be radioactive) and the result is that he begins to slowly shrink. It is considered one of the better shrinking movies because the script is considered intelligent and the science is a little more believable.
17th Jun '16 7:45:02 AM Taskmaster123
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** Of course, as he gets smaller and smaller there are other issues not related to the Square/Cube law that would become very problematic and eventually kill him, but like most films of this nature these issue are ignored. As he gets extremely small he'd freeze to death because his body would lose heat faster than it produces it (this is why birds have feathers and small animals have fur), his lungs would not work properly when he is insect-sized (insects don't have lungs and rely on air pressure to force oxygen into their bodies through special openings), food would become impossible to find or digest, and once he shrinks small enough the air molecules would be too big for him to breathe.

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** Of course, as he gets smaller and smaller there are other issues not related to the Square/Cube law that would become very problematic and eventually kill him, but like most films of this nature these issue issues are ignored. As he gets extremely small he'd freeze to death because his body would lose heat faster than it produces it (this is why birds have feathers and small animals have fur), his lungs would not work properly when he is insect-sized (insects don't have lungs and rely on air pressure to force oxygen into their bodies through special openings), food would become impossible to find or digest, and once he shrinks small enough the air molecules would be too big for him to breathe.
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