in a fit of work-related self-pity, i picked up a copy of the new criterion edition of the man who fell to earth (nicolas roeg, 1976) the other day. fuck is this movie great. the new digital transfer really adds an extra element to roeg's usual landscape-driven narratives, as well as giving extra punch to the almost ridiculously orange/pink hair that bowie sports in the film. sadly, the extra features don't venture far beyond the usual "it was so amazing to work on this project!" cast interviews. the only notable exception being audio commentary from costume designer may routh.
speaking of david bowie, here's a gem from sifl & olly creater and man-about-town liam lynch:
liam lynch - fake bowie song (eclipse me)
and, for kicks
liam lynch - united states of whatever
while i do really appreciate the man who fell to earth, it still doesn't hold a candle to roeg's debut performance (1970) in my opinion. anyone know where i can get a dvd copy of this one? i had a vhs copy a while back, but i think it got left in some dorm room in new hampshire a few years ago...until i manage to rustle up the dvd, i'll just have to be content with the soundtrack:
mick jagger & ry cooder - memo from turner
(photo: guy bourdin)