Taschen David Bowie The Man Who Fell to Earth
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Loving the Alien: Behind the scenes of Nic Roeg’s 1976 sci-fi masterpiece starring David Bowie.
Haunting, hallucinatory with a mesmerising lead role from David Bowie, The Man Who Fell to Earth is a cult piece of science fiction. This book gathers a collection of stills and behind-the-scenes images by David James, including stunning shots of Bowie as humanoid alien Thomas Jerome Newton.
Advertised as a “mind-stretching experience,” Nicolas Roeg’s 1976 The Man Who Fell to Earth stunned the cinema world. The movie brought not only hallucinatory visuals and a haunting exploration of contemporary alienation, but also glam-rock legend David Bowie in his lead role debut as paranoid alien Newton.
Based on Walter Tevis’s 1963 sci-fi fable of the same title, The Man Who Fell to Earth follows alien Newton from his arrival on earth in search of water; his transition to wealthy entrepreneur, leveraging the advanced technologies of his native planet; his sexual awakening with the young Mary-Lou; and then the discovery of his alien identity, his abandonment, imprisonment, and descent into alcoholism. Throughout, Roeg coaxed a beguiling performance from his cast, presenting not only Bowie in ethereal space-traveler glory, but also pitch-perfect supporting performances from Candy Clark, Rip Torn, and Buck Henry.
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- Hardcover, 14 x 19.5 cm, 480 pages.
- ISBN: 9783836562416.
- Multilingual Edition: English, French, German.
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