David Bowie in The Man Who Fell To Earth
Lita Eliscu, Phonograph Record, August 1976
THIS FILM stars David Bowie — a logical choice — as a space visitor who comes to Earth in an attempt to find a way to save his own planet which is dying for lack of water. In flashes of recall, we see his family Out There, dying. They may be the only people left, we do not know. Part of his attempt to save his home includes the amassing of a rather remarkable fortune on Earth through several inventions he has patented and around which he builds a huge corporate empire.
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