David Bowie. The Man Who Fell To Earth,
Hardcover, 14 x 19.5 cm, 540 pages.
First advertised as a “mind stretching experience”, Nicholas 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.
To celebrate the 40th anniversary of this cult movie, TASCHEN’S The Man Who Fell to Earth presents a plentitude of stills and behind the scenes imagery by unit photographer David James, including numerous shots of Bowie at his playful and ambiguous best.