Sunday, October 29, 2006
31 Days of Halloween - Day 29 Movie
"The Incredible Shrinking Man" (1957) is still remarkable for its time, both in terms of its, then, groundbreaking special effects, but also for its thoroughly involving story which the effects serve rather than vice versa with today's movies.
Robert Scott Carey (Grant Williams) is exposed to a strange cloud which causes him to start shrinking, alienating him from his wife, humanity, and as his size continues to diminish, more and more of the world around him.
This is probably the best science fiction movie of the 1950s, and one of the best science fiction movies of all time. Directed by 1950s Universal monster regular, Jack Arnold from a screenplay by Richard Matheson, based on his novel "The Shrinking Man," this is a movie that should not be missed.