That must be a really hard job...

By JJ
@myklj999 (24665)
Olney, Illinois
March 14, 2019 4:49pm CST
...and I don't know how you'd even begin to do it. Or how you can find someone that does it. Just where, exactly, do these film-makers turn to find someone to train the flies in movies? And do you just let them go after they play their part and then train new ones, or do they have special little homes and stuff? Special dressing rooms? Make-up artists? And do you have to pay them union wages? Someone must know...
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• United States
14 Mar
Nah the bloke (we are calling Flies blokes now) was just trying to get a part. After the scene was shot, he was shoo'd away and told not to bother them anymore. He's now in the unemployment line down the street.
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@myklj999 (24665)
• Olney, Illinois
14 Mar
Or hanging around the trash bins behind the office?
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• United States
15 Mar
@myklj999 Either / Or.
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@WorDazza (11762)
• Manchester, England
14 Mar
Dexter the venus fly trap is thinking about applying for this job! I've told him not to get his hopes up as eating the trainees is usually frowned upon!!
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@myklj999 (24665)
• Olney, Illinois
14 Mar
I guess since they don't live that long anyway Dexter can snack on them after they shoot their scenes
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@WorDazza (11762)
• Manchester, England
14 Mar
@myklj999 Dexter likes your thinking
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@CarolDM (18900)
• United States
14 Mar
I will be the first to say I have no idea. The things you come up with are hilarious sometimes.
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@myklj999 (24665)
• Olney, Illinois
14 Mar
I'm sure some are digitally inserted, but how to tell them apart?
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@CarolDM (18900)
• United States
14 Mar
@myklj999 I am sure they make them different sizes and colors perhaps.
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@UncleJoe (12943)
• Virginia Beach, Virginia
15 Mar
Yes, but not even the minimum wage because they are Spanish flies.
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@myklj999 (24665)
• Olney, Illinois
15 Mar
Only Mexican flies work for less than union wages
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@LadyDuck (208199)
• Switzerland
15 Mar
Did you get a sleepless night? I fear they kill the flies to avoid to pay them. They are planning to start a protest.
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@BarBaraPrz (22173)
• St. Catharines, Ontario
15 Mar
What you talkin' 'bout?
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@myklj999 (24665)
• Olney, Illinois
15 Mar
Like in war movies, how do they get the flies to crawl all over the torn dismembered bodies?
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@BarBaraPrz (22173)
• St. Catharines, Ontario
15 Mar
@myklj999 Ketchup.
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@wolfgirl569 (21675)
• Marion, Ohio
14 Mar
We are sitting around with nothing to do today,
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@myklj999 (24665)
• Olney, Illinois
14 Mar
Opening scene for a movie just showed two guys talking in a car, fly buzzed in the face of one of them...and I started wondering
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@wolfgirl569 (21675)
• Marion, Ohio
14 Mar
@myklj999 It does make you wonder.
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@JohnRoberts (76552)
• Los Angeles, California
14 Mar
Union member flies attack scab flies with Raid.
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@myklj999 (24665)
• Olney, Illinois
14 Mar
Speaking of, the flies haven't shown up yet but the ants have...put some Terro ant-bait out yesterday
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• United States
14 Mar
My new career! Thank you for solving the dilemma of what to do with my life when the homeschool journey ends this summer.
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@myklj999 (24665)
• Olney, Illinois
14 Mar
Glad to be of assistance ma'am.
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• United States
15 Mar
bug wranglers.yup.i think they're required to collect them all after filming. you'd be amazed at specialty divisions in hollywood.
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@FourWalls (18129)
• United States
15 Mar
I know, and I'm surprised you don't. The Vincent Price School for Fly Acting.
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@Deepizzaguy (17346)
• Lake Charles, Louisiana
15 Mar
I have no idea how flies are trained to act in the movies.
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@andriaperry (72528)
• Anniston, Alabama
15 Mar
To be in your brain must be an amazing daily journey! To attract flies you lay out something rotten and they will come! Maggots left behind to train for the next gig. No pay but if you get tired of them it will cost the amount of a can of raid to get rid of them. If you are looking for crazies to pay parts you ask for "normal".... it the reverse psych thing.
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@myklj999 (24665)
• Olney, Illinois
15 Mar
My mind goes running off on tangents quite often