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Labyrinth vs. The Man Who Fell To Earth

So many Bowie fans seem to me swept away at the sight and sound of Bowie in Labyrinth, however, it is plain as the nose on anyone's face that Bowie's role in The Man Who Fell To Earth was much more enticing and interesting than Labyrinth, another family flick...

Here's a message board debate... - thanks to a big MWFTE fan


"Oh, God not Man who fell to Earth?!?"
Posted by Somone who should know on 6/14/1999, 11:29 p.m. , in reply to "Thanks! ^^" posted by Fairybite on 6/14/1999, 10:12 p.m..

"Sorry but that's not the greatest example of David's talent. Everyone involved in that film was on drugs and there's an  embarrassing and revealing scene for Bowie towards the beginning. Let's just say it proves ye ol' Labyrinth, third sock theory."
Always,
A friend of the Labyrinth


"O.o"
Posted by Fairybite on 6/17/1999, 9:28 p.m. , in reply to "Oh, God not Man who fell to Earth?!?" posted by Somone who should know on 6/14/1999, 11:29 p.m..

"*tries to unstick staring eyes* I, uh noticed... *all* of that...
So what would you suggest? I mean as the best thing to see? (renting TMWFTE wasn't actually my idea, btw)
"


"Bowie"
Posted by Someone who should know on 6/18/1999, 9:04 a.m. , in reply to "O.o" posted by
Fairybite on 6/17/1999, 9:28 p.m..

"Hmm... Sorry, but that film get's to me too.  Let's see, a GOOD film with David Bowie...
(A moment of pure silence passess...for about an hour)  You mean other then
Labyrinth?
You could always try
The Hunger if you don't mind female to remale erotic passion. But I doubt you'd enjoy that very much.  Why not The film Ziggy Stardust and the Spdiers from Mars?  It's really just an over done concert but still all right. I loved Labyrinth, I personally think that was his best in his acting which if you think about it is a little depresing since
it's been out of print for the last 13 years!!! It's a great film.  They could re-release The dark Crystal but not Labyrinth?
I'm sorry you had to sit though Man who fell to Earth unawares like that, one could lose his or her
innocence to that movie, I should have warned you sooner. Wait no, this is fun, seeing your  reaction to his... part.  Just be glad you didnt' see the unedited European version.  Now that is vivid. I think it's sold in the X secton of video  stores in the UK. I haven't checked.
Always,
A Friend of the Labyrinth"

Now here's the positive approach to TMWFTE…

"Bowie"
Posted by mwfte on 7/9/1999, 10:22 p.m. , in reply to "Bowie" posted by Someone who should know on 6/18/1999, 9:04 a.m..

"As you may be able to tell by my name, I am a rather big fan of The Man Who Fell to Earth. I think it is a wonderful film, but to really understand it, you must read the book by Walter Tevis first. The Man Who Fell to Earth is VERY important because Newton was a part of The Thin White Duke, and inspired some of the instrumentals on the album, Low. I really do not believe that Labyrinth showed all of his talents. The film Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence is a wonderful film. See if you can get a hold of it. And The Man Who Fell shows a very BIG core of talent in him. Who else could play an alien like that?"

Asking fans what they think of The Man Who Fell To Earth, one may come upon a varied stream of answers… "It was boring." is probably the most popular response.

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