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The Man Who Fell to Earth (1976) Movie Information

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Overall Rank:

3333

Avg. Rating:

2.75/4

# of Ratings:

46

Genres:

Sci-Fi, Drama

Rating:

R

Language:

English

Theater Date:

05/28/1976

Director:

Nicolas Roeg

Actors:

David Bowie
Rip Torn
Candy Clark
Buck Henry
Bernie Casey
Tony Mascia

 

 

 

 

Plot Outline:

A humanoid alien comes to earth to get water for his dying planet but becomes distracted by the pleasures and pains he encounters here instead. -- Ghost Seed

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gideon43 05/28/2010 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

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3.5/4 

Unique and highly stylized movie on the literal and physical conception of alienation. THMWFTE could be construed by some to be baffling and pretentious but it remains a stunningly shot masterpiece and has a prophetically intelligent storyline that is still scarily relevant today. David Bowie excels in a role he was born to play and delivers a performance that is as surreal and inventive as the images and visualization realized on screen. Director Nicolas Roeg`s creative genius shines through and his inventive and mesmerizing camerawork enhance this cerebral Sci Fi classic

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Ariadna 05/26/2010 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

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3/4 

No need to say that David Bowie rocks. I've only seen him in Laberynth but in this movie he's awesome like an alien. I felt the film a little slow right by the ending, but it's worth just to see some images and cinematography; typical Nicolas Roeg, like some kind of "experiment".

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