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The Man Who Fell to Earth ()

directed by Nicolas Roeg
featuring David Bowie, Candy Clark, Rip Torn, Buck Henry, Bernie Casey

The Man Who Fell to Earth - Nicolas Roeg
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Based on a novel by Walter Tevis, The Man Who Fell to Earth achieved cult film status for David Bowie's performance as Thomas Jerome Newton, aka "Mr. Sussex," and the imagery of director Nicholas Roeg, a former cinematographer. In this deeply allegorical science-fiction drama, Newton is an alien from a planet that is dying for lack of water, and he has been sent to earth to find a way to ship some of the earth's plentiful supply to his home planet. He arrives with a human-looking disguise, his knowledge of unusual ...