Friday, November 25, 2011


Science Fiction Week Day 6

The Man Who Fell to Earth (1976)

Remembrance of Viewings Past: I saw this at the Rhodes repertory theater during the 1980’s. I believe it was on a double-bill with Zardoz. I have a positive but fading recollection of The Man Who Fell To Earth,and am curious how I will relate it now.

Seeing it now, I think David Bowie was perfectly cast as a very understated alien who comes from a dying planet. And Candy Clark as the leading lady is terrific. It’s a hard movie to explain and don’t know if a sci-fi movie like this could be made today. I don’t think The Man Who Fell to Earth action figures would sell too well. I’m also wondering if it is close enough to Christmas to listen to the David Bowie/Bing Crosby Little Drummer Boy duet. But I digress.


  1. I hope they never try to remake it, unless Bowie himself wanted to do it, with his son directing mebbe?

    It is so wonderful it's almost painful to watch.

    You didn't say wot you thot of Zardoz!

  2. Boo,

    I thought Zardoz was interesting all those years ago that I saw it. However, I don't have much to say on Sean Connery's wardrobe for that film.