The Fly directed by Kurt Neumann in 1958, is a story about a scientist following a pursuit to discover new technology that can benefit mankind. After Andre Delambre (played by David Hedison)created the teleportation device and upon successfully transmitting an inanimate object across the room to the other device, and from that point in it takes an unfortunate turn.
The screenplay for the film is not in chronological order, starting at the end and then played back through the eyes on Andre's wife Helene (played by Patricia Owens). In todays eyes this could possibly seem unoriginal, but back in the 50's would have been an interesting spectacle to sit through at the pictures. The Couple Andre and Helene at the beginning they are very loving towards each other and subtle hints pointing towards a very intermit sexual relationship, they support each other and Kurt Neumann has portrayed this very well, as the audience does not see the gruesome transformation of poor Andre and him being ashamed of what he has inflicted upon himself keeping his face and arm covered, keeps the audience involved creating a psychological suspense for when the monster reveals himself.
This film raises a lot of questions especially religious views of what kind of power mankind should posses and god's will. The inanimate object for instance was created by man and seemed to work fine through the teleporter but as soon as Andre tests his living creatures. There are consequences he first tests his cat and it is de-atomised and teleported into oblivion. But despite this set back he strives to make it work. He continues night and day to get it working and as soon as it seems to work he tests himself and has an unfortunate incident with a fly getting into the teleporter as well. This could be interpreted as Gods will as it were. It shows what mankind can inflict upon themselves playing with Godlike power. This is still a very popular concept in todays eyes through the likes of more modern films such as Jurassic park where they recreate life and contain it.
As Andre has had his genes mixed with a house fly it shows people just what it is to be a human and at what point does Andre stop being human and becomes a monster. As Andre degenerates into the fly, his wife Helena still remains faithful and up to the point where Andre is almost consumed into the monster he chooses ultimate price to die rather than become monster and his wife Helena still remains faithful and carries out her husband's last wishes to kill him.