History Film / TheIncredibleShrinkingMan

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.
** Also in
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.]]
**
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.]]
4th Feb '14 3:18:56 AM Robertroper
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* AlasPoorVillain: During his monologue at the end of the film, Scott says that he understands that the spider was also just trying to survive.
18th Jan '13 9:41:19 PM FOPTroper
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* ILoveNuclearPower: As stated in the summary, the cloud is generally assumed to be radioactive.
4th Jan '13 8:40:26 PM Civanfan
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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.]]
3rd Sep '12 10:35:02 PM mlsmithca
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* BittersweetEnding[=/=]DownerEnding: Mileage will vary on which one this is. Scott's voice-over monologue at the end has him accepting the inevitable and reaffirming that no matter how small he is, he will still matter in this universe. That doesn't change the fact that he will eventually shrink to ''atomic size'' or worse, that his wife assumes that their cat had eaten him.



* BittersweetEnding[=/=]DownerEnding: Mileage will vary on which one this is. Scott's voice-over monologue at the end has him accepting the inevitable and reaffirming that no matter how small he is, he will still matter in this universe. That doesn't change the fact that he will eventually shrink to ''atomic size'' or worse, that his wife assumes that their cat had eaten him.
* DidNotDoTheResearch: Spiders that live in webs don't normally leave them to hunt.
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