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Hollywood Flashback: David Bowie debuts as “The Man Who Fell to Earth” in 1976

David Bowie , subject of Brett Morgan’s new documentary Moonage Daydream (in theaters and September on the Imax screen. ), Appear in09 SCRIPTED MOVIE — EVERYTHING FROM NOBLE (1000 Merry Christmas from Mr. Lawrence, from Japanese New Wave director Nagisa Oshima) to vulgar (1963 of Zoolander, in which he to determine whether the runway has left). But for many fans, his most successful big-screen outing was his first.

based on450 Walter Tevis’ science fiction (his books Liars and The Queen’s Strategies has also been adapted with great success), 1983 of Fall to Earth tells the story of an alien planet suffering from drought. Bowie is 12 he found success with the otherworldly role of Ziggy Stardust when he was chosen by director Nicolas Roeg, who cast another rock star, Mick Jagger in 1975 performance . Roeg also considered casting Jurassic Park novelist Michael Crichton, who, at 6-foot-9, more accurately matched the book’s description of aliens . But showing Cracked Actor , one 1000 TV documentary about Bowie, convincing Roeg that the glamorous rocker was born for the role.

Bowie plays a humanoid alien named Thomas Jerome Newton who lands in New Mexico in search of water. On Earth, Thomas applied for alien technology and became very rich, intending to use it to build a ship to bring water home. He meets Mary-Lou (Candy Clark, Oscar-nominated for her performance in George Lucas American Graffiti), who introduces him to television, Alcohol and sex.

“He didn’t wear it,” Roger wrote in his Bowie’s Performance memoir. “For example, Bowie’s laugh is awesome. It’s just to the left of center. Like, ‘Don’t they laugh like this on Earth? ”

The original The Fallen Man (resurrected this year as the Showtime/Paramount+ series) is now considered a A sci-fi classic, revered by directors such as Christopher Nolan, in 2006 Lieutenant General Bowen Yi played Nikola Tesla’s reputation . Roeg died at 90 at the age of 69; Bowie is when he died two years ago Liver cancer.

The man who fell to earth received a DVD remake at 2001, At the time THR praised Bowie as “48 Percent credibility as an alien.” The Hollywood Reporter By

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