The Man Who Fell To Earth - movie review

Extraterrestrials in movies are usually either malevolent or cute. Not so David Bowie (whom we suspect to be from another planet anyway) in The Man who Fell to Earth. In a movie in which atmosphere dominates over plot, he is lonely, intelligent, and above all, homesick. As far as I know, no other movie gives an alien a real personality and actually conveys the, well, alienation he feels on this strange, cruel planet.
Despite the dated cinematographic tricks (the fast zoom, cutting back and forth between two scenes), the movie still stands as a masterpiece with a thoroughly depressing ending.

Posted by cronopio at 12:01 AM, July 16, 2002 | Comments (0)