The Man Who Fell to Earth: Novel to Film


Celebrated auteur Nicolas Roeg's ''The Man Who Fell to Earth'' is a daring, artistically ambitious science fiction film that was made a full six years before ''Blade Runner'', widely considered a masterwork of British-American cinema. Starring rock icon David Bowie in the title role, the film showcases Roeg's dazzling, kaleidoscopic style and is at once a mythic parable, a provocative love story, a study of existential loneliness and a compelling portrait of exile and alienation, set in the vast, desolate spaces of the American Southwest.

Author Samuel J. Umland
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The critical path into ''The Man Who Fell to Earth'' begins with a detailed examination of Walter Tevis' neglected 1963 source novel, followed by a discussion of the film's long initial development and unusual production history, culminating in a close analysis of the film itself, exploring its elliptical editing style, its mixed critical reception and its curious legacy. This book is a welcome and much needed exploration of one of the most haunting and enigmatic science fiction movies ever made.

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Book format Paperback
Pages 101
Publisher Arrow Books
The Man Who Fell to Earth: Novel to Film

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