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Flies (or other insects) sins in Hollywood
Gordon
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The recent release of "Bee Movie" has got me thinking about creating a website on the entomological sins of Hollywood. While I remember I few specifics I have noted here and there, ANTZ - the whole movie, 8 Legged Freaks - the whole movie, Madagascan Hissing Cockroaches all over the place, several movies, Harvester ants being used to stitch wounds instead of Army Ants, Apocalypso and somewhere else, An Australian Spiny Stick Insect in an underground tunnel in northern India in an early Indianna Jones Movies, Millions of Honey Bees pollinating Maize in an X-Files movie and even David Attenborough talking about a a beetle whilst looking at a heteropteran bug in The Life of Plants.

But I have not noticed, or heard, any dipterological impossibilities, probably because I am a dipterological incompetant, so I come to ask for your memories of dipterological, or other entomological anomalies on TV or in the Cinema.
 
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There aren't that many movies where you see any information in detail about flies. I don't remember any "fly sins" in Die T?dliche Maria (1993) by Tom Tykwer, even though it contained a lot of flies in some parts. Very weird movie.
 
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Yes I appreciate that flies are small, but you never know, and if anybody would spot such an error it would be somebody here.
 
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Maybe the horror films "The Fly" (1968 directed by Newman), its remake "The Fly" (1986 by Cronenberg), and its sequel "The Fly II" (1989, Walas)?
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in the remake of dawn of the dead, and saw 3 they used what looked like waxmoth larvae instead of maggots on rotting meat,

also an old movie mountain of the cannibal god, had "freshly laid" 3rd instar maggots on a blood stain
 
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In the movie The Silence of the Lambs, a Death's Head Moth chrysalis is used as a clue in a murder case. The moth is called an Asian species, which may not be a cardinal sin, but it is in fact very widespread in the old world.
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Jack Elam catches a fly in his gun barrel at the start of the 1968 film Once Upon a Time in the West. The fly may not have been sinned against, but I suspect it had suffered some kind of prior indignity, probably involving a spell in a fridge. Jack dies a few minutes later.

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Excellent stuff folks,
Last night I was watching an episode of FarScape when John fried several scarbaeid beetle larvae,"you can eat anything if it's been fried", they were supposed to be dentics, an alien life form you can put in your mouth instead of a toothbrush, and of course take out again. Yes I know its not a fly.
 
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Kahis wrote:
In the movie The Silence of the Lambs, a Death's Head Moth chrysalis is used as a clue in a murder case. The moth is called an Asian species, which may not be a cardinal sin, but it is in fact very widespread in the old world.


also the moths used in the film werent acutalling Deaths head hawks moths but a similar species in little jackets, as deathsheads were out of season at the time of filming
 
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Your joking, they made little body coats painted like Death's Heads and made convolusus or something wear them?

 
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Gordon wrote:
Your joking, they made little body coats painted like Death's Heads and made convolusus or something wear them?



- The Tobacco horn worm moths used throughout the film were given celebrity treatment by the filmmakers. They were flown first class to the set (in a special carrier), had special living quarters (rooms with controlled humidity and heat) and were dressed in carefully designed costumes (body shields bearing a painted skull & crossbones)

seriously, i read it in the dvd leaflet
and here http://www.thefle...bsmain.htm

http://www.slipups.com/items/26798.html has further info from a more entomological point of veiw
 
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