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The Man Who Fell to Earth: A Cold and Distant Cult Classic


Nicolas Roeg’s “The Man Who Fell to Earth” features a fine performance from David Bowie and a gorgeous production design, but the story is ultimately a choppy, unfocused, and meandering mess that results in a cold and distant film.

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That's just one opinion, but it's not a movie for just anyone. It's subtexts are on the subtle side. I would probably have hated this movie if I had seen in when I was younger. It takes some trained eye and knowledge to fully grasp it. I can certainly see where people think parts of the movie are totally whacked out, but I find it hypnotic and intriguing.

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