History YMMV / TheManWhoFellToEarth

8th Jan '17 11:23:24 AM SeptimusHeap
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* FreudWasRight: The infamous "gun sex" scene, where [[spoiler:Newton and Mary-Lou have sex while firing a gun filled with blanks at each other.]]
5th Dec '16 2:52:27 PM Ezclee4050
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* ObviousJudas: Given his intelligence and general sleaziness, it's pretty clear once Nathan starts working for Thomas that he's eventually going to figure out his secret and use it against him, but the film keeps you guessing on how exactly it will happen.
19th Jan '16 2:34:13 PM margdean56
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* UncannyValley: What happens when you cast David Bowie as a waif-like alien visitor. Even in his human disguise, the long black coat and hat that Thomas arrived in are... not ''quite'' right for the context. When we first see him, he's disguised as human, but his thinness and clothes him look like a scarecrow, which serves to remind the audience visually of Thomas' otherworldly origin.

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* UncannyValley: What happens when you cast David Bowie as a waif-like alien visitor. Even in his human disguise, the long black coat and hat that Thomas arrived in are... not ''quite'' right for the context. When we first see him, he's disguised as human, but his thinness and clothes make him look like a scarecrow, which serves to remind the audience visually of Thomas' otherworldly origin.
19th Jan '16 2:33:28 PM margdean56
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* ReclusiveArtist: Newton definitely counts-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.").

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* ReclusiveArtist: Newton definitely counts-he counts--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.").
19th Jan '16 2:31:12 PM margdean56
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* {{Moe}}: Music/DavidBowie's character was this long before it was trendy. Newton also inspires copious amounts of "perverse asexual cuddlelust"; [[BlessedWithSuck torture scenes and general bad luck]] aside, he emotes such an intense vulnerability-in every scene-that one is filled with the need to protect him...

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* {{Moe}}: Music/DavidBowie's character was this long before it was trendy. Newton also inspires copious amounts of "perverse asexual cuddlelust"; [[BlessedWithSuck torture scenes and general bad luck]] aside, he emotes such an intense vulnerability-in vulnerability--in every scene-that scene--that one is filled with the need to protect him...
30th Oct '15 10:55:41 AM Morgenthaler
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* WTHCastingAgency: The U.K. trailer warned in voice over "Nothing you have seen or heard about Music/DavidBowie can prepare you for the impact of his first dramatic role in ''TheManWhoFellToEarth''." After all, to see an incredibly vibrant and theatrical personality playing an almost emotionless alien ''would'' be a surprise...but it worked out quite well for him. Film critics generally vote this or ''MerryChristmasMrLawrence'' as his best film work, at least as a lead.

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* WTHCastingAgency: The U.K. trailer warned in voice over "Nothing you have seen or heard about Music/DavidBowie can prepare you for the impact of his first dramatic role in ''TheManWhoFellToEarth''." After all, to see an incredibly vibrant and theatrical personality playing an almost emotionless alien ''would'' be a surprise...but it worked out quite well for him. Film critics generally vote this or ''MerryChristmasMrLawrence'' ''Film/MerryChristmasMrLawrence'' as his best film work, at least as a lead.
26th Oct '15 3:48:35 AM Ezclee4050
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* EveryoneIsJesusInPurgatory: Newton as a Christ figure (plus Mary-Lou=Mary Magadalene and Bryce=Judas) is a popular interpretation, even though [[spoiler:Newton doesn't die]]. There's also lots of talk about the story as a critique of American materialism.

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* EveryoneIsJesusInPurgatory: Newton as a Christ figure (plus Mary-Lou=Mary Magadalene Magdalene and Bryce=Judas) is a popular interpretation, even though [[spoiler:Newton doesn't die]]. There's also lots of talk about the story as a critique of American materialism.
26th Oct '15 3:47:36 AM Ezclee4050
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* EveryoneIsJesusInPurgatory: Newton as a Christ figure (plus Mary-Lou=Mary Magadalene and Bryce=Judas) is a popular interpretation, even though [[spoiler:Newton doesn't die]]. There's also lots of talk about the story as a critique of American materialism.
21st Oct '15 6:29:50 AM Ezclee4050
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* WhatDoYouMeanItsNotForKids: A science fiction movie starring David Bowie no doubt attracted a lot of school-aged moviegoers in 1976, which must have been pretty awkward once the sex scenes got going.

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* WhatDoYouMeanItsNotForKids: A science fiction movie starring David Bowie no doubt attracted a lot of school-aged teenage moviegoers in 1976, which must have been pretty awkward once the sex scenes got going.
21st Oct '15 5:48:52 AM Ezclee4050
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* AlternativeCharacterExplanation: Nicolas Roeg himself has pointed out that Newton could be seen as a purely human EccentricMillionaire who's having hallucinations about being an alien, though that's not intended to be WordOfGod.

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* AlternativeCharacterExplanation: AlternativeCharacterInterpretation: Nicolas Roeg himself has pointed out that Newton could be seen as a purely human EccentricMillionaire who's having hallucinations about being an alien, though that's not intended to be WordOfGod.
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