The Incredible Shrinking Man

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Time Out says

Not merely the best of Arnold's classic sci-fi movies of the '50s, but one of the finest films ever made in that genre. It's a simple enough story: after being contaminated by what may or may not be nuclear waste, Williams finds himself slowly but steadily shedding the pounds and inches until he reaches truly minuscule proportions. But it is what Richard Matheson's script (adapted from his own novel) does with this basic material that makes the film so gripping and intelligent. At first, Williams is merely worried about his mysterious illness, but soon, towered over by his wife, he begins to feel humiliated, expressing his shame and impotence through cruel anger. And then his entire relationship with the universe changes, with cats, spiders and drops of water representing lethal threats in the surreal and endless landscape that is, in fact, his house's cellar. And finally, to the strains of Joseph Gershenson's impressive score, we arrive at the film's philosophical core: a moving, strangely pantheist assertion of what it really means to be alive. A pulp masterpiece.
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1957

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SUSAN

The movie is not just a sci fi movie.but the first pro feminist movie ever.scott a typical 50S man and husband telling his wife to get him a beer while on a boat.it is then while louise is getting her man a beer were we see scott go thru and get ingulfed by a mist that is sparkly funny dust all over scotts chest wene the mist is gone and even louise asks honey what was that watching scotts glittering chest.6 months pass and all of a suddan scott finds his clothes 2 lose and big.louise puts it off untill a doctor tells scott he is slowly but surly shrinking.scott tells his wife who giggles at first.then wene she kisses him she is staring scott in the eyes and louise knows then her man is shrinking.doctors arent able 2 do anything and scott slowly buit surly keeps shrinking and getting smal;ler and smaller everyday rite in front of his wife louises eyes.louise does what any caring wife would do and takes care of her 36 inch shrinking husb and now she has to dress scott up loke a little boy.scott lashes back at her feeling puny and uninportant next to his now towering wife.the shrinking stops but soon scott is getting smaller and smaller again and soon the former 6ft1 scrapping man is put in a dollhouse by louise and taken care of whole living in his new home.her dollhouse.then while scotts wife goes 2 the store a feline attacks its new tiny little creature scott.and scott runs away until until scott falls in there basement in a hamper with clothes breaking the tiny mans fall.scott has 2 go on a incredible journey as a 3 inch tall man in a feminin basebent were scott uses louises sewingneedle as a sword and her sewing pin and her sewing thread as a grappling hook and climbing material.even the rags scott makes to cover him looks like a skirt around him.living in a matchbox getting cheese out of a to him giant mousetrap or mantrap and lighting a match and using louises sewing yarn 2 climb up to get the spoiled cake his wife was eating befor he shrunk to tiny size.scott yells up the towering stairs for louise to look for him and find him but he has dwindled to a size so tiny louise cant hear scott at all.scott fights a spider and uses her sewing needle to lance the spider and get his food saying this was his new universe.scott finaly passes out from the spider fight and wakes up to find the rags he had on swim on scott now and he is still shrinking and will keep shrinking and a verry nice ending of scott melting away out of the human race and waiting for new worlds awaiting him.even susan faludi womans activist and author wrote about the shrinking man and countless other woman have used the tiny man as part of there speeches.this was a verry good movie and with out a doubt women watching a shrinking man using his wifes sewing needle for survival have to see this movie for more thene it is.a great movie but maybee rhe first and best pro feminin movie ever.the best part for me and there were alot was the scene were louise is kneeling down talking to scott while scott is looking up on the porch of her dollhouse.epic.this movie cant be missed and also showed mens fright during the atomic age.

SUSAN

The movie is not just a sci fi movie.but the first pro feminist movie ever.scott a typical 50S man and husband telling his wife to get him a beer while on a boat.it is then while louise is getting her man a beer were we see scott go thru and get ingulfed by a mist that is sparkly funny dust all over scotts chest wene the mist is gone and even louise asks honey what was that watching scotts glittering chest.6 months pass and all of a suddan scott finds his clothes 2 lose and big.louise puts it off untill a doctor tells scott he is slowly but surly shrinking.scott tells his wife who giggles at first.then wene she kisses him she is staring scott in the eyes and louise knows then her man is shrinking.doctors arent able 2 do anything and scott slowly buit surly keeps shrinking and getting smal;ler and smaller everyday rite in front of his wife louises eyes.louise does what any caring wife would do and takes care of her 36 inch shrinking husb and now she has to dress scott up loke a little boy.scott lashes back at her feeling puny and uninportant next to his now towering wife.the shrinking stops but soon scott is getting smaller and smaller again and soon the former 6ft1 scrapping man is put in a dollhouse by louise and taken care of whole living in his new home.her dollhouse.then while scotts wife goes 2 the store a feline attacks its new tiny little creature scott.and scott runs away until until scott falls in there basement in a hamper with clothes breaking the tiny mans fall.scott has 2 go on a incredible journey as a 3 inch tall man in a feminin basebent were scott uses louises sewingneedle as a sword and her sewing pin and her sewing thread as a grappling hook and climbing material.even the rags scott makes to cover him looks like a skirt around him.living in a matchbox getting cheese out of a to him giant mousetrap or mantrap and lighting a match and using louises sewing yarn 2 climb up to get the spoiled cake his wife was eating befor he shrunk to tiny size.scott yells up the towering stairs for louise to look for him and find him but he has dwindled to a size so tiny louise cant hear scott at all.scott fights a spider and uses her sewing needle to lance the spider and get his food saying this was his new universe.scott finaly passes out from the spider fight and wakes up to find the rags he had on swim on scott now and he is still shrinking and will keep shrinking and a verry nice ending of scott melting away out of the human race and waiting for new worlds awaiting him.even susan faludi womans activist and author wrote about the shrinking man and countless other woman have used the tiny man as part of there speeches.this was a verry good movie and with out a doubt women watching a shrinking man using his wifes sewing needle for survival have to see this movie for more thene it is.a great movie but maybee rhe first and best pro feminin movie ever.the best part for me and there were alot was the scene were louise is kneeling down talking to scott while scott is looking up on the porch of her dollhouse.epic.this movie cant be missed and also showed mens fright during the atomic age.