The Man Who Fell To Earth
Starring: Candy Clark, Rip Torn, David Bowie
Duration: 138 min
One of Nicolas Roeg’s most elliptical, not to say intractable, films, in which he takes his cross-cutting, kaleidoscopic style to its furthest limits. A simple story by Walter Tevis, about a disorientated alien visitor (Bowie) trying to get back to his own planet, is transformed into a dense extravaganza - part road movie, part corporate thriller, part sci-fi fantasy.