The Fly with Stephan Dupuis

Approx. Duration: 2 hour 6 minutes

The Fly with Stephan Dupuis

Approx. Duration: 2 hour 6 minutes

TIFF Cinematheque - Retrospective

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The Academy Award-winning special effects and prosthetics designer discusses his work co-creating the memorably gruesome effects for David Cronenberg's brilliant remake of the 1950s creature feature.

Guest Biography

    • Stephan Dupuis
    • Stephan Dupuis is one of David Cronenberg's most frequent collaborators, having contributed makeup and special effects to Scanners, Eastern Promises, Naked Lunch, Crash, eXistenZ, Spider, A History of Violence and The Fly, for which Mr. Dupuis was nominated for a BAFTA Award and won an Academy Award (shared with Chris Walas). Largely self-taught, he began experimenting with foam latex makeup in his parents' basement in his native Montreal. He received his first big break when he was hired to assist the head makeup artist on Alvin Rakoff's City on Fire, and ultimately captained the FX makeup department on the project. Dupuis has since worked on many notable films, including RoboCop, Total Recall, Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, Cape Fear, The Man Without a Face, Mrs. Doubtfire, Confessions of a Dangerous Mind, and Milk.

The Fly with Stephan Dupuis

    • The Fly
    • David Cronenberg
    • David Cronenberg's remake of the fondly remembered 1950s creature feature — about a brilliant, eccentric scientist (Jeff Goldblum) who finds himself undergoing a hideous transformation following a botched teleportation experiment — is one of the signature films in his oeuvre.