History Film / TheManWhoFellToEarth

19th Jan '18 5:26:23 PM Ezclee4050
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* HotForStudent: Dr. Nathan Bryce teaches some extra credit lessons to some of his female students...

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* HotForStudent: Dr. Nathan Bryce teaches some [[SextraCredit extra credit credit]] lessons to some of his female students...
6th Jan '18 10:05:29 PM JamesAustin
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* LimitedSpecialCollectorsUltimateEdition: Creator/TheCriterionCollection [=DVD=] is flush with extras, including (as mentioned above) a paperback copy of the source novel. This was also one of the first four Criterion Blu-Ray releases.
6th Jan '18 10:03:42 PM JamesAustin
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A [[TheSeventies 1976]] [[ScienceFiction sci-fi]] film directed by Creator/NicolasRoeg, based upon the novel of the same name by Walter Tevis. It stars the thin, other-worldly Music/DavidBowie as the thin, other-worldly Thomas Jerome Newton.

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A ''The Man Who Fell to Earth'' is a [[TheSeventies 1976]] [[ScienceFiction sci-fi]] film directed by Creator/NicolasRoeg, based upon the novel of the same name by Walter Tevis. It stars the thin, other-worldly Music/DavidBowie as the thin, other-worldly Thomas Jerome Newton.



!!''The Man Who Fell To Earth'' provides examples of:

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!!''The Man Who Fell To to Earth'' provides examples of:



* OldFlameFizzle: In the final act, [[spoiler: Nathan arranges for Mary-Lou to stay with Thomas in his prison suite. But she's visibly aged and he hasn't since they last met-yet another difference between them. They enjoy a wild sexual tryst but no longer ''love'' each other, so they break up]]. A {{justified}}, {{downplayed}} case.
* OminousMultipleScreens: {{Justified}}, in that Thomas can actually pay attention to all of the screens.
* PopStarComposer: Some of the score is the work of John Phillips of The Mamas and the Papas. The original plan was for Bowie to write the score, and he was working on it with Paul Buckmaster, but for various reasons it was not used and-save for a bit of backwards bass that appeared on ''Low'''s "Subterraneans" the following year -- has never been released to the public.

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* OldFlameFizzle: In the final act, [[spoiler: Nathan arranges for Mary-Lou to stay with Thomas in his prison suite. But she's visibly aged and he hasn't since they last met-yet another difference between them. They enjoy a wild sexual tryst but no longer ''love'' each other, so they break up]]. A {{justified}}, {{downplayed}} {{justified|Trope}}, {{downplayed|Trope}} case.
* OminousMultipleScreens: {{Justified}}, {{Justified|Trope}}, in that Thomas can actually pay attention to all of the screens.
* PopStarComposer: Some of the score is the work of John Phillips of The Mamas and the Papas. The original plan was for Bowie to write the score, and he was working on it with Paul Buckmaster, but for various reasons it was not used and-save for a bit of backwards bass that appeared on ''Low'''s ''Music/LowDavidBowieAlbum'''s "Subterraneans" the following year -- has never been released to the public.



* ReclusiveArtist: Newton definitely counts in-universe--he rarely goes out in public and leaves the day to day operations of the company to Farnsworth. {{Justified}} as he wants to escape detection ("My life is not secret, but it is private.").



** A still from this film was used as the album cover of ''Music/StationToStation'', Bowie's first album after finishing ''The Man Who Fell To Earth''. Another still from this movie was used for the album cover of ''[[Music/LowDavidBowieAlbum Low]]'' too.

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** A still from this film was used as the album cover of ''Music/StationToStation'', Bowie's first album after finishing ''The Man Who Fell To Earth''. Another still from this movie was used for the album cover of ''[[Music/LowDavidBowieAlbum Low]]'' ''Music/LowDavidBowieAlbum'' too.
4th Dec '17 6:07:08 PM nombretomado
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* LimitedSpecialCollectorsUltimateEdition: TheCriterionCollection [=DVD=] is flush with extras, including (as mentioned above) a paperback copy of the source novel. This was also one of the first four Criterion Blu-Ray releases.

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* LimitedSpecialCollectorsUltimateEdition: TheCriterionCollection Creator/TheCriterionCollection [=DVD=] is flush with extras, including (as mentioned above) a paperback copy of the source novel. This was also one of the first four Criterion Blu-Ray releases.
25th Oct '17 10:57:01 PM Ezclee4050
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A [[TheSeventies 1976]] [[ScienceFiction sci-fi]] film directed by Nicolas Roeg, based upon the novel of the same name by Walter Tevis. It stars the thin, other-worldly Music/DavidBowie as the thin, other-worldly Thomas Jerome Newton.

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A [[TheSeventies 1976]] [[ScienceFiction sci-fi]] film directed by Nicolas Roeg, Creator/NicolasRoeg, based upon the novel of the same name by Walter Tevis. It stars the thin, other-worldly Music/DavidBowie as the thin, other-worldly Thomas Jerome Newton.
21st Aug '17 9:59:12 AM AnotherGuy
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* DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything: The film can be seen as a metaphor for fame.
12th Jun '17 9:10:57 AM Mdumas43073
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A [[TheSeventies 1976]] [[ScienceFiction sci-fi]] film directed by Nicolas Roeg, based upon the novel of the same name by Walter Tevis. It stars the thin, other-worldly Music/DavidBowie as the thin, other-worldly Thomas Jerome Newton. It centers around an extraterrestrial who journeys to Earth after his planet experiences an intense drought, determined to find a way to ship water to it. As he amasses a fortune with a variety of high-tech inventions, intending to use the money to build a ship that will solve his planet's problem, he embarks upon a love affair with a simple girl named Mary-Lou, which is nice, [[TheMistress one supposes]]. Thomas also ends up starting a love affair with television and alcohol, which is a lot less nice, one supposes. To reveal any more would delve this into spoiler city. Let's simply say the ending is... sad.

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A [[TheSeventies 1976]] [[ScienceFiction sci-fi]] film directed by Nicolas Roeg, based upon the novel of the same name by Walter Tevis. It stars the thin, other-worldly Music/DavidBowie as the thin, other-worldly Thomas Jerome Newton. It

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centers around an extraterrestrial who journeys to Earth after his planet experiences an intense drought, determined to find a way to ship water to it. As he amasses a fortune with a variety of high-tech inventions, intending to use the money to build a ship that will solve his planet's problem, he embarks upon a love affair with a simple girl named Mary-Lou, which is nice, [[TheMistress one supposes]]. Thomas also ends up starting a love affair with television and alcohol, which is a lot less nice, one supposes. To reveal any more would delve this into spoiler city. Let's simply say the ending is... sad.
10th Feb '17 9:49:17 AM bowserbros
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15th Sep '16 12:04:02 PM Sapphirea2
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In late 2015 ''Lazarus'', a musical stage play InspiredBy the source novel debuted off-Broadway. It was written by Enda Walsh and...David Bowie, who didn't appear in the show but contributed several new songs to it, as well as new versions of songs from his catalog. Creator/MichaelCHall has been cast as Thomas.

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In late 2015 ''Lazarus'', a musical stage play InspiredBy the source novel debuted off-Broadway. It was written by Enda Walsh and...David Bowie, who didn't appear in the show but contributed several new songs to it, as well as new versions of songs from his catalog. Creator/MichaelCHall has been cast as Thomas.
played Thomas in the world premiere staging, which was one of the last works Bowie realized in his lifetime -- his final public appearance was at the show's opening night.
19th Aug '16 3:15:05 AM 06tele
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* CoveredInGunge: In what appears to be a weird alien sex scene, Thomas and his alien wife are this at one point.
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