History Film / TheManWhoFellToEarth

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.
13th Jul '16 4:54:35 AM Morgenthaler
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* RedHeadedHero: Movie only (see AdaptationDyeJob above).
30th Apr '16 3:36:20 PM harryhenry
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It has become a [[CultClassic cult favorite]] for featuring highly surreal, striking imagery, to say nothing of Bowie in his first starring role. Another thing this film is noted for is that it has a few '''very''' gratuitous sex scenes. It's a somewhat slow, thoughtful piece, and YMMV on how well it works out.
25th Jan '16 5:51:14 PM BadSplice
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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. Michael C. Hall 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. Michael C. Hall Creator/MichaelCHall has been cast as Thomas.
11th Jan '16 8:21:02 PM Quag15
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In late 2015 ''Lazarus'', a musical stage play InspiredBy the source novel, is set to debut off-Broadway. It is written by Enda Walsh and...David Bowie, who will not appear in the show but is contributing several new songs to it, as well as new versions of songs from his catalog. Michael C. Hall has been cast as Thomas.

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In late 2015 ''Lazarus'', a musical stage play InspiredBy the source novel, is set to debut novel debuted off-Broadway. It is was written by Enda Walsh and...David Bowie, who will not didn't appear in the show but is contributing contributed several new songs to it, as well as new versions of songs from his catalog. Michael C. Hall has been cast as Thomas.
5th Sep '15 2:21:17 PM Morgenthaler
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[[caption-width-right:248:[[JustHereForGodzilla Who cares if I can't read the poster]]? This movie looks [[MemeticSexGod pretty]] {{d|istressedDude}}amn [[FetishFuel great]].]]

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[[caption-width-right:248:[[JustHereForGodzilla Who cares if I can't read the poster]]? This movie looks [[MemeticSexGod pretty]] {{d|istressedDude}}amn [[FetishFuel great]].]]
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