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|
|Property||The Man Who Fell To Earth|
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.