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23 June 2005 @ 09:02 am
the man who fell to earth  
Watched "The Man Who Fell to Earth" last night. Pretty good stuff. Fortunately, I'd seen enough Nick Roeg films to know what I was getting into, so the leisurely pacing wasn't too much of a drag. It made me want to read Tevis' novel, you know, to figure out what was actually going on.

Something that surprised me a lot was the soundtrack. I wasn't exactly expecting a rock opera or anything (although I would have loved that), but when you've got David Bowie starring in a movie, where he's basically a rock star alien, why not throw in some of Bowie's music? I've heard rumors that "Changes" and "Space Oddity" were mentioned in the original script, so what happened? Was Roeg afraid that the music would shift the mood or focus of the film?

 
 
Listening to: Luna - "Renee Is Crying"
 
 
 
bitchiekittiebitchiekittie on June 23rd, 2005 06:51 am (UTC)
mmm, train tracks!
micahlaerm on June 23rd, 2005 08:14 am (UTC)
bowie wanted to be "bowie the actor" in the movie and make people forget he was a musician.
Pallaspallasathene8 on June 23rd, 2005 12:37 pm (UTC)
mmm, legs!
(Anonymous) on June 23rd, 2005 05:34 pm (UTC)
If I saw that strolling down the train tracks, I'd have to stop and tap it...
vondiesemkopf on June 29th, 2005 09:22 am (UTC)
I especially like the lighting. It dramatizes her butt and legs, which, yes I agree are very nice. The final touch of the jacket gives it a casual look to it. Geez, listen to me, I sound like some nut at an art gallery.