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The Incredible Shrinking Man Movie Review Summary

Actors: Grant Williams, William Schallert, April Kent

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By 1957, Hollywood had long been cashing in on radiation paranoia. One of the most intelligent of these “what-if” films was “The Incredible Shrinking Man,” in which Scott Carey (Grant Williams) drifts through a peculiar waterborne fog and eventually begins to shrink. Despite a plausible doctor's explanation and a possible antidote, his condition fails to reverse. Intolerably frustrated, he temporarily seeks comfort with a circus midget (April Kent).
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When we again see him at home, it is shocking how his condition has worsened -- he now resides in a doll's house, badgering his wife for his every need.

Resourcefully living a solitary caveman existence, he improvises a base camp with food, water and a matchbox shelter, superb effects which keep Scott in believable perspective. When he realizes he has competition for the huge bread crumb which has sustained him, he challenges a spider to a fight to the death.
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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book Actual chase scenes or violence 20%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzle 70%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 10% **Fantasy or Science Fiction?**    -   science fiction story Character operated on/altered?    -   Yes Kind of alteration:    -   made bigger/smaller

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   Black (American)

Setting

Earth setting:    -   Post-disaster    -   20th Century (1950-1970) Takes place on Earth?    -   Yes Water?    -   Yes Misc settings    -   bar/restaurant    -   small town

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   generic/vague references to death/punishment Tone of movie    -   spiritual Is this movie based on a    -   book

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