Man Who Fell To the Earth (Show Time Version)

Discussion in 'Visual Arts' started by robertawillisjr, May 2, 2022.

  1. robertawillisjr

    robertawillisjr Music Lover Thread Starter

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    I am two episodes in and find this to be brilliant. :righton::righton: The main actors are doing a great job and the CGI is very good. I missed David Bowie in the reprisal of his role but...

    Watch it.
     
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  2. misterbozz

    misterbozz Senior Member

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    Enjoyed the first episode, never seen any other version, agree great acting.
    Found the split timeline irritating, personally.
     
  3. robertawillisjr

    robertawillisjr Music Lover Thread Starter

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    The split timeline doesn't really work for me either. But we are seeing more and more of it. I really don't like it when the plot is complicated.

    The David Bowie movie is available on some of the streaming sites. I have not watched it in awhile.
     
  4. misterbozz

    misterbozz Senior Member

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    Its a bit of a lazy narrative device that has become very overused, as if people don't have patience to see a story develop in a linear fashion anymore, Tokyo Vice has it as well.
    Will have a look out for the movie!
     
  5. muzzer

    muzzer Forum Resident

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    I’m enjoying this. Bill Nighy hits the right note - as he always does - and so do the rest of the cast. It milks the Bowie connection but that’s only to be expected and tbf it’s not overdone. Always poignant though. Still miss him.
     
  6. Nice compliment to the movie and The cast is great.
     
  7. Starting to really anticipate each episode. Total enjoyment.
     
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  8. Steve Martin

    Steve Martin Wild & Crazy Guy

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    Been a while since a show grabbed me like this. I"m in.
     
  9. jpelg

    jpelg Forum Resident

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    Can someone please explain that season finale?
     
  10. robertawillisjr

    robertawillisjr Music Lover Thread Starter

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    Great show outstanding acting. No real need for additional seasons since they tied everything together well enough.
     
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  12. muzzer

    muzzer Forum Resident

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    Confused me plenty.
     
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  13. Richard--W

    Richard--W Forum Resident

    The Man Who Fell to Earth was a revelation in 1976. I'd
    never seen anything remotely like it, and I kept going back
    to see it again. Then I read the novel by Walter Tevis and
    in many ways I liked it more than the film. Not because it's
    deeper, but because it stays on point, whereas the film has
    subplots and byways and is more expansive. After reading
    the novel I came to think there was too much improvisation
    in the film. The actors it play it sideways, if you know what
    I mean.

    I don't like the mini-series. Not at all. Three episodes in and
    they're telling some other kind of story. I don't "feel" the mind
    of Walter Tevis in this. Also, David Bowie was a unique and
    unusual presence; one could believe in him. That advantage is
    missing in the mini-series. With so many changes in character,
    plot, ideas, mood and tone, they should have changed the title.
     
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  14. Bachtoven

    Bachtoven Forum Resident

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    It’s a sequel, not a remake, so of course there are changes.
     
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  15. DigMyGroove

    DigMyGroove Forum Resident

    I began watching not having read anything about the series, but being familiar with the film which I’ve seen several times. I assumed it was a re-make of sorts, but was pleasantly surprised to discover it was a sequel that stood well in its own. The cast is terrific and production values top notch. I’m halfway through and eager to see where this version of The Man Who Fell to Earth lands.
     
  16. Richard--W

    Richard--W Forum Resident

    It's not called The Man Who Fell to Earth Part 2,
    nor The Anthean, for example, it simply takes the
    title and runs on an updating.

    It's a complete reworking of the original which they
    justify by calling it a sequel and paying lip-service to
    the original. They should have had the integrity to
    change the title and all the names etc.
     
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  17. jpelg

    jpelg Forum Resident

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    For me, the season was a slow build. But each episode revealed a little bit more, to my increasing satisfaction.

    Like most good sci-fi (for me), it is always more about the characters & empathy, and a reminder of what it means to be human.
    I thought episode 6 ("Changes") was particularly beautiful.
     
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