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Dundas and McCaul

The Fly (1986)
Interior Press Conference
Dundas and McCaul

Cronenberg believed that a convention centre would be “too sterile” for this scene, in which scientist Seth Brundle (Jeff Goldblum) meets reporter Veronica Quaife (Geena Davis) for the first time at a “meet-the-press” event held by his benefactor, Bartok Science Industries. Cronenberg’s solution: the Art Gallery of Ontario’s Walker Court. For the occasion, the AGO put on a “one night only” show, featuring high-tech electronic art, including a hologram shot off of an inflated weather balloon.

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  • Seth Brundle (Jeff Goldblum) meets Veronica Quaife (Geena Davis) in the Art Gallery of Ontario's Walker Court in The Fly.
  • The Art Gallery of Ontario's Walker Court, seen in this present day photo, was used as a location in The Fly.
Seth Brundle (Jeff Goldblum) meets Veronica Quaife (Geena Davis) in the Art Gallery of Ontario's Walker Court in The Fly.Seth Brundle (Jeff Goldblum) informs Veronica Quaife (Geena Davis) of his invention that will “change the world” in The Fly.

The Fly, 1986
Footage and Stills From “THE FLY” (1986) Courtesy of Twentieth Century Fox.  All rights reserved.
The Art Gallery of Ontario's Walker Court, seen in this present day photo, was used as a location in The Fly.Frank Gehry’s 2008 additions to the AGO, seen here, make Walker Court look very different than it did in The Fly.

Photographer: Geoffrey Gunn
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