History Film / TheIncredibleShrinkingMan

28th Sep '16 4:49:44 AM Morgenthaler
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* 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.
17th Jun '16 7:43:58 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.
5th Nov '15 11:24:02 PM Antiyonder
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In 2015, the book had a comic adaptation from IDW Publishing (Creator), which was distributed in a 4 issue miniseries from July to October. It shares the title with the book and is closer in terms of story detail. Though the variant cover to Issue 3 uses the movie title.



* AdaptationDistillation: In the novel, Scott had a daughter.
** Also in the novel Scott has shrunken to about three feet tall when he encounters a group of boys. When they realize he's that "Shrinking Man" [[spoiler: they want to take his pants off to see if EVERY part of him had shrunk.]]

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* AdaptationDistillation: In the novel, Scott had a daughter.
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daughter. A couple other admissions from the novel movie:
** At 42 inches, Scott has some trouble with his car and hitches a ride with a guy. Problem is that [[spoiler: the guy believes Scott is a preteen kid and tries to hit on him.]]
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Scott has shrunken to about three feet tall when he encounters a group of boys. When they realize he's that "Shrinking Man" [[spoiler: they want to take his pants off to see if EVERY part of him had shrunk.]]
13th Apr '15 4:53:26 PM Kooshmeister
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23rd Nov '14 1:57:33 AM Morgenthaler
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* DevelopmentHell: There is supposed to be a remake starring EddieMurphy. In fact, it was announced a few years ago, and it's STILL in preproduction.



* WhatCouldHaveBeen: Author Richard Matheson wrote a treatment for a sequel called ''The Fantastic Shrinking Girl'' in which Louise Carey also shrinks down and joyously reunites with her now-microscopic husband, and both eventually return to normal. It was never produced, but his script was published in an anthology, ''Unrealized Dreams.''
1st Nov '14 7:45:31 PM gallium
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* HeyItsThatGuy: William Schallert, as Scott's physician, in one of his earlier roles.
9th Oct '14 8:59:16 PM HaggisMcCrablice
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* WhatCouldHaveBeen: Author Richard Matheson wrote a treatment for a sequel called ''The Fantastic Shrinking Girl'' in which Louise Carey also shrinks down and joyously reunites with her now-microscopic husband, and both eventually return to normal. It was never produced, but his script was published in an anthology, ''Unrealized Dreams.''
4th Feb '14 3:20:13 AM Robertroper
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** Also in the novel Scott has shrunken to about three feet tall when he encounters a group of boys. When they realize he's that "Shrinking Man" [[spoiler: they want to take his pants off to see if EVERY part of him had shrunk.]]



** Also in the novel Scott has shrunken to about three feet tall when he encounters a group of boys. When they realize he's that "Shrinking Man" [[spoiler: they want to take his pants off to see if EVERY part of him had shrunk.]]
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