The Man Who Fell to Earth

The Man Who Fell to Earth

Thomas Newton (David Bowie) comes to Earth in an effort to save his home of Anthea. But his superior intellect and morality is subsumed under humanity’s materialism and the pleasures of the flesh. Roeg’s adaptation of Walter Tevis’ 1963 novel is a masterpiece of photography, editing and casting, crowned by David Bowie in the middle of his cocaine addiction as the detached androgynous alien. A science-fiction classic of ideas, short on explosions but overflowing with emotion.

The Man Who Fell to Earth

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  • Director: Nicolas Roeg
  • Year: 1976
  • Run Time: 138 mins
  • Country: US
  • Rating: R