BOWIE: THE MAN WHO FELL TO EARTHEDITED BY PAUL DUNCAN Book Number: 82988 Product format: Hardback
Hundreds upon hundreds of quality film stills in colour and black and white, some 'silver' pages, bookmarker. First advertised as a "mind-stretching experience," Nicolas Roeg's 1976 The Man Who Fell to Earth stunned the cinema world. A tour-de-force of science fiction as art form, the movie brought not only hallucinatory visuals and a haunting exploration of contemporary alienation, but also glam-rock legend David Bowie in his lead role debut as paranoid alien Newton. Based on Walter Tevis's 1963 sci-fi fable of the same title, it follows alien Newton from his arrival on earth in search of water; his transition to wealthy entrepreneur, leveraging the advanced technologies of his native planet; his sexual awakening with the young Mary-Lou and then the discovery of his alien identity, his imprisonment, abandonment, and descent into alcoholism. Throughout, Roeg coaxed a beguiling performance from his cast, presenting not only Bowie in ethereal space-traveller glory, but also pitch-perfect supporting performances from Candy Clark, Rip Torn and Buck Henry. This heavyweight Taschen tome presents a plenitude of colour and b/w stills and behind-the-scenes images by unit photographer David James, including numerous shots of Bowie at his playful and ambiguous best. A fresh introductory essay explores the shooting of the film and its lasting impact, drawing upon an exclusive interview with David James, who brings first-hand insights into the making of this sci-fi masterwork. 14 x 19.5 cm, 480 pages, text in English, French and German.
Click YouTube icon to see this book come to life on video.
Bibliophile price: £15.00
RETRONAUT GUIDE TO RAISING CHILDREN
Bibliophile price: £2.50