Written by CNN Staff. With such otherworldly characters as Ziggy Stardust, Major Tom and Aladdin Sane under his belt, it's no wonder that, in , David Bowie was approached to bring his alien tendencies to the big screen for his first starring role. Unbeknownst to his paramour, Mary-Lou Candy Clark , he harbors a shocking secret. Credit: Courtesy Studiocanal Films Ltd. Directed by Nicolas Roeg who also directed Mick Jagger's first film, 's "Performance" , "The Man Who Fell to Earth" centers around Bowie's androgynous Thomas Jerome Newton, an alien who leaves his family and comes to Earth on a mission to find water for his drought-stricken planet.
The Man Who Fell to Earth: The Myopic Wonder of David Bowie’s Earth Oddity
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It is subtle, ethereal and a wholly human story. If not more human, certainly one with more humanity. At first he is focused on the plight of his home planet, but that gets hazy through the tunnel vision of the problems of a suspicious and greedy world. As jarring as the Starman at the center of the film, it was more of a space oddity when it was released. These movies challenged social and political authority and tradition as much as they spliced a new reel of film onto celluloid history.
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