SETH BRUNDLE. NOTES FOR AN ANALYSIS ON MUTATION.

Again, a post without claims of being professional in a discipline that is not ours.

Fact is: we watched again The Fly by David Cronenberg, deeply enjoyed it, then started thinking at the mutation that happens in the movie. We are getting slightly obsessed with mutations. What definitely stroke us is how physical and psychological mutations are intertwined, one developing after the other in seamless continuity. In the next lines we try to analyze the different phases of the transformation, trying to get a deeper sense of it.

We are taking the freedom to show a few screenshots from the movie, all the rights are of course reserved to their producers and authors, you can get more information here. If you do not know the movie have a look at the plot or, our suggestion, take a couple of hours to watch it.

PHASE 01
Positive enhancement of physical skills: motory, sexual, sensory.
Exaltation and feeling of almightiness.

PHASE 02
Aggressiveness increase.
Rage.

PHASE 03
First physical signs of mutation, preceived as negative: decomposition of body tissues.
Rage, fear, self-disgust.

PHASE 04
Accentuated decomposition of body tissues. General weakness.
Terror, remorse, fragility, self-disgust.

PHASE 05
Physical mutation allows not human abilities, like walking on the ceiling and walls. Massive decomposition: loss of pieces.
Awareness that the mutation is leading to a new state of being, totally different from the previous one, from which a detachment happened. Putrefaction of the human state.
The new state is accepted, waiting for the metamorphosis to complete.

PHASE 06
Physical mutation completion. Total abandon to the new state.

There would be a 7th phase in Brundle-fly intentions then, in which he fuses his genes with Veronica and their fetus ones, trying to achieve a kind of trinity, but his intentions are frustrated by the plot. The movie ends with him fused with the Telepod.

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