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Big screen classics

The Incredible Shrinking Man

A brilliantly insightful 1950s sci-fi about a man who starts diminishing in size.

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USA 1957
Dir Jack Arnold
With Grant Williams, Randy Stuart, April Kent
Certificate PG

A pulp masterpiece, the finest of Arnold’s 1950s sci-fi films boasts a superb Richard Matheson script that uses an extremely simple story – a man who may have been contaminated by nuclear waste starts diminishing in size – as an astute reflection on our relationship to the world around us. While the plotting and special effects are highly effective, the film’s insights are memorably brilliant.

The screening on Wednesday 10 April will be introduced by Geoff Andrew, Programmer-at-large.


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