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tonyinsf
(kook)
12/30/03 04:09 AM
The Man Who Fell to Earth  

This Bowie film has made CNN's top ten DVD's of 2003!

from the cnn article:

• "The Man Who Fell to Earth": Nicolas Roeg's cynical and compelling cult film from 1976 returned to DVD in a THX-stamped restoration. David Bowie, in his film debut, was 100 percent credible as an alien on a desperate mission to save his planet. Director Roeg toys with time in the same way that "Memento" did years later. The film is, by turns, creepy and cheesy, literate and vapid. Anchor Bay bills the film as uncensored, and indeed it is sexually charged.




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"My body is a temple, not a living graveyard..."


Claude
(big brother)
12/30/03 03:43 PM
Re: The Man Who Fell to Earth new [re: tonyinsf]  

I agree! It's a masterpiece!

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Claude

ThursdaysChild23
(grinning soul)
12/30/03 04:06 PM
Re: The Man Who Fell to Earth new [re: Claude]  

I had watched it when I was, say, 15 or so and thought it was God-awful. I thought it made no sense and was so boring. I don't even think I finished it. BUT, I bought it a couple of months ago and watched it again and thought it was an INCREDIBLE movie. So, now it's on my list of faves and I'm proud that it's a part of my collection!! It's a very thought-provoking, wonderful movie, with the added perk of seeing David naked. Sorry...I couldn't resist! LOL

Is misery made beautiful right before our eyes?

Earthling7
(kook)
12/30/03 04:45 PM
Re: The Man Who Fell to Earth new [re: ThursdaysChild23]  

The book was better.

There is no sex on http://www.BowieLive.com

pablopicasso
(mortal with potential)
12/30/03 05:08 PM
Re: The Man Who Fell to Earth new [re: ThursdaysChild23]  

Why wasn't Just a Gigolo included?




duh37
(grinning soul)
12/30/03 05:29 PM
Re: The Man Who Fell to Earth new [re: ThursdaysChild23]  

that wasnt bowie naked. you miserable piece of gullible shit



ziggysgrl
(wild eyed peoploid)
12/30/03 06:06 PM
Re: The Man Who Fell to Earth new [re: duh37]  

O_O it looks like it's him alright...

Me? I'm dishonest, and a dishonest man you can always trust to be dishonest... Honestly. It's the honest ones you want to watch out for, because you can never predict when they're going to do something incredibly... stupid. -Captain Jack Sparrow

ThomasJNewton6
(kook)
12/30/03 07:29 PM
Re: The Man Who Fell to Earth new [re: duh37]  

I haven't seen the movie, but the book was VERY good, and if it isn't Bowie naked, who is it?

"You seem somewhat familiar...Have I threatened you before?"

Thareth
(kook)
12/30/03 08:28 PM
Re: The Man Who Fell to Earth new [re: ThomasJNewton6]  

I didn't like the book much, although it did explain some things. I did like the movie though... well accually I didn't like it till like the 3rd time I saw it and started to get the storyline. The first time I was only watching for one thing so I didn't get any of the story.

Thareth

AlysonSane
(electric tomato)
12/30/03 09:28 PM
Re: The Man Who Fell to Earth new [re: tonyinsf]  

I got the dvd for Christmas . . . guess I can replace that shoddy vhs with the cinimax opening - now, if I could only do the same for Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence.

"She's safe just like i promised. She's all set to marry Norrington just like she promised, and you get to die for her just like you promised. So we're all men of our word really except for Elizabeth, who is, in fact, a woman."

ThomasJNewton6
(kook)
12/30/03 10:13 PM
Re: The Man Who Fell to Earth new [re: AlysonSane]  

Have you noticed that there are AT LEAST 4 people (myself included) that have Jack Sparrow quotes as they're signatures? Was he not a great character?

"You seem somewhat familiar...Have I threatened you before?"

beckie
(stardust savant)
12/30/03 10:42 PM
I'm so mean new [re: ThomasJNewton6]  

Yeah, that scene with Jack Sparrow, that was THE BEST part of The Man Who Fell to Earth!!




please don't take that to heart. it was an impulse.

I like MWFTE alright, it's just hazy and you can see the cocaine bits floating in the air.
I like that his last name is Newton.

D is for Desmond, thrown out of a sleigh

AlysonSane
(electric tomato)
12/30/03 10:54 PM
Re: The Man Who Fell to Earth new [re: ThomasJNewton6]  

Who's the forth? You, me, Ziggysgrl and . . .

Tangental yes, but still interesting. Oh, connection to be made:
Watching PotC, I couldn't figure out why I loved Depp so much. When it got to the "NO one, he's no one. A distant cousin of my aunt’s nephew twice removed" I thought to myself "'alf cousin" you know, the similar line of relations that Bowie spouts off in the Blue Jean video. His dialect sounded just like Bowie as Vick. Connection made, weak, but a connection none-the-less.

"She's safe just like i promised. She's all set to marry Norrington just like she promised, and you get to die for her just like you promised. So we're all men of our word really except for Elizabeth, who is, in fact, a woman."

poorsoul
(acolyte)
12/30/03 11:52 PM
Re: The Man Who Fell to Earth new [re: AlysonSane]  

Because Johnny Depp is cool.

Heroin, My Heroin

diamondogz74
(kook)
12/31/03 06:52 AM
Re: The Man Who Fell to Earth new [re: Earthling7]  

Yep i agree with you totally,The book was much better and made much more sense,But its nice to see Bowie in the film( just because its him and some nice images),We in the UK only have the single DVD version,Im hoping that Anchor Bay will have the copyright to release the two DVD THX sound version in the UK next year?.I always find it best to read the book of any film before viewing it,That way you have the choice to which you prefer?.

London Bye Ta-Ta...

ThursdaysChild23
(wild eyed peoploid)
12/31/03 08:43 AM
Re: The Man Who Fell to Earth new [re: diamondogz74]  

I do have to agree about reading the book before seeing the movie. This isn't Bowie related, but I read Flowers in the Attic, then saw the movie, and the movie was God-awful. I also read Don't Say a Word and then saw the movie (with Michael Douglas) and compared to the book, it was God-awful too!!!

Is misery made beautiful right before our eyes?

diamondogz74
(kook)
12/31/03 03:34 PM
Re: The Man Who Fell to Earth new [re: ThursdaysChild23]  

I agree with you totally my friend,Hollywood can turn a fantastic book into purile rubbish.They simply ruin a good book,Which lets face it?,In the first place was indeed a book and NOT a film,Screenwriters butcher everything almost!,And you have to remember who films are aimed at?,The thick ignorant git!,Whos to lazy to read...

London Bye Ta-Ta...

FaeRogue
(electric tomato)
12/31/03 05:28 PM
Re: The Man Who Fell to Earth new [re: diamondogz74]  

I thought the movie was rubbish, it was even worse after I had read the book. In general I seem to have a thing against movies from the 70's...I don't know why, so many of them just grate on me.

"That's just, like, your opinion, man."

diamondogz74
(kook)
12/31/03 07:07 PM
Re: The Man Who Fell to Earth new [re: FaeRogue]  

Hi,What do you think about films made in the 1960s?,I personally think that they were more cutting edge with lots of new things to say,The 1970s film were mostly bad i agree,It seemed a lazy period in film making.

London Bye Ta-Ta...

ziggysgrl
(wild eyed peoploid)
01/01/04 00:23 AM
Re: The Man Who Fell to Earth new [re: diamondogz74]  

After watching PotC for 197619637th time, I do have to agree with AlysonSane. That line about distant cousins sounds like David A LOT. Actually, I think it's the same line. Jacks character/dialect really reminded me of Bowie in some parts, I can't exactly describe how, maybe I'm weird.



Me? I'm dishonest, and a dishonest man you can always trust to be dishonest... Honestly. It's the honest ones you want to watch out for, because you can never predict when they're going to do something incredibly... stupid. -Captain Jack Sparrow

FaeRogue
(electric tomato)
01/01/04 07:56 PM
Re: The Man Who Fell to Earth new [re: diamondogz74]  

I don't watch a whole lot of classic films, but when I do it's usually the late 50's early 60's ones that I enjoy the most. They do seem to be made with a lot more care in the way of story and character. I guess overall it seemed more like they were interested in telling stories, rather than just making money.

"That's just, like, your opinion, man."


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