History YMMV / TheIncredibleShrinkingMan

8th Feb '16 2:27:42 AM Antiyonder
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** An understatement in this case. In the novel Scott's sexual frustration is address in a more straightforward fashion.

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** An understatement in this case. In the novel Scott's sexual frustration is address addressed in a more straightforward fashion.
14th Nov '15 6:37:27 PM Antiyonder
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*** (Novel only) When he is shorter than his daughter, Louise hires a 15 year old babysitter to watch her while she works. [[Spoiler: Scott while not making any direct moves, lusts over her (unknown to her as she doesn't know about his presence). Incidentallly, he vividly repeats a phrase he heard from a pedophile who mistook him for a little boy.]]

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*** (Novel only) When he is shorter than his daughter, Louise hires a 15 year old babysitter to watch her while she works. [[Spoiler: [[spoiler: Scott while not making any direct moves, lusts over her (unknown to her as she doesn't know about his presence). Incidentallly, he vividly repeats a phrase he heard from a pedophile who mistook him for a little boy.]]
14th Nov '15 6:36:44 PM Antiyonder
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** An understatement in this case. In the novel Scott's sexual frustration is address in a more straightforward fashion.
*** (Novel only) When he is shorter than his daughter, Louise hires a 15 year old babysitter to watch her while she works. [[Spoiler: Scott while not making any direct moves, lusts over her (unknown to her as she doesn't know about his presence). Incidentallly, he vividly repeats a phrase he heard from a pedophile who mistook him for a little boy.]]
*** (Novel and comic book adaptation) Though he's upfront with Louise about his intentions, his relationship with Clarice is a one stand as he will eventually shrink to the point where intimacy will be impossible altogether (Unlike the film, there were no successful attempt to temporarily prevent the shrinking).
29th Jan '15 7:42:24 AM hullflyer
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* NightmareFuel: Scott's battle with the spider. Even though the film was made on a shoestring budget, the scenes with the spider are very, very creepy and undoubtedly were intended to be scary. It is indeed very scary even over fifty years later.

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Scott's battle with the spider. Even though the film was made on a shoestring budget, the scenes with the spider are very, very creepy and undoubtedly were intended to be scary. It is indeed very scary even over fifty years later.later.
** The entire beginning of the situation, especially in the original story, is extremely creepy. Imagine losing a 7th of an inch every day. Nothing major at first, but as time goes on you become smaller and smaller, with no way to stop it.
12th Dec '12 7:43:03 AM dsneybuf
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* SpecialEffectsFailure : Surprisingly averted. Even though it was on a shoestring budget, the effects (especially for a film from 1957 and in black and white) are fairly impressive. There's an occasional "scale" problem, but most of the time, it's done very well. In fact, the fight with the spider is done [[NightmareFuel a little too well!]]

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* SpecialEffectsFailure : Surprisingly averted. VisualEffectsOfAwesome: Even though it was on a shoestring budget, the effects (especially for a film from 1957 and in black and white) are fairly impressive. There's an occasional "scale" problem, but most of the time, it's done very well. In fact, the fight with the spider is done [[NightmareFuel a little too well!]]
22nd Jun '12 12:52:02 AM SeptimusHeap
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* HighOctaneNightmareFuel: Scott's battle with the spider. Even though the film was made on a shoestring budget, the scenes with the spider are very, very creepy and undoubtedly were intended to be scary. It is indeed very scary even over fifty years later.



* SpecialEffectsFailure : Surprisingly averted. Even though it was on a shoestring budget, the effects (especially for a film from 1957 and in black and white) are fairly impressive. There's an occasional "scale" problem, but most of the time, it's done very well. In fact, the fight with the spider is done [[HighOctaneNightmareFuel a little too well!]]

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* NightmareFuel: Scott's battle with the spider. Even though the film was made on a shoestring budget, the scenes with the spider are very, very creepy and undoubtedly were intended to be scary. It is indeed very scary even over fifty years later.
* SpecialEffectsFailure : Surprisingly averted. Even though it was on a shoestring budget, the effects (especially for a film from 1957 and in black and white) are fairly impressive. There's an occasional "scale" problem, but most of the time, it's done very well. In fact, the fight with the spider is done [[HighOctaneNightmareFuel [[NightmareFuel a little too well!]]
21st Jun '12 12:58:20 PM MagBas
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* 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 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.]]
31st Dec '11 5:11:17 PM CaitsMeow
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* FreudWasRight: Scott is terrorized by a giant cat. And what's slang for a cat and female genitals? Could be seen as women threatening manhood, especially because this is post-WWII/Rosie the Riveter.
21st Jun '11 7:17:53 PM CaitsMeow
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* JerkassWoobie : Scott in the later part of the film. He pretty much admits that he's becoming a jerk the smaller he gets. However, considering what he's going through, it's hard to be but so angry at him.
7th May '11 7:33:45 PM Zyxzy
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* HighOctaneNightmareFuel: Scott's battle with the spider. Even though the film was made on a shoestring budget, the scenes with the spider are very, very creepy and undoubtedly were intended to be scary. It is indeed very scary even over fifty years later.

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* HighOctaneNightmareFuel: Scott's battle with the spider. Even though the film was made on a shoestring budget, the scenes with the spider are very, very creepy and undoubtedly were intended to be scary. It is indeed very scary even over fifty years later.later.
* SpecialEffectsFailure : Surprisingly averted. Even though it was on a shoestring budget, the effects (especially for a film from 1957 and in black and white) are fairly impressive. There's an occasional "scale" problem, but most of the time, it's done very well. In fact, the fight with the spider is done [[HighOctaneNightmareFuel a little too well!]]
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