Hi I'm Sarah or Movie and TV Mistress. I like to write reviews of movies and TV shows, in this article I will be looking a couple of movies from the past 40 years of David Bowie's career on the silver screen.
40 years ago this year David stared in the classic Sci Fi
drama "The Man Who Fell To Earth" I watched this for the first time a
year ago and it is a strange and interesting film with so many ideas
that you're not quite sure if he is an alien or just crazy, but one
thing can be said about David is that as well as being a brilliant
musician and artist he was a great actor.
This film is a hard watch at
times as it is nothing like the sci-fi blockbusters which just wash over
you. This requires you to pay attention and to use your imagination to
fill in the blanks in the story yourself.
When I watched it I had
to sit and contemplate what I had seen and the story of this poor man
who had lost his family and was alone in the world. The story is a
tragic one, but there are so many funny parts of the story and David
plays it all straight. He was perfect for that role.
I know it seems wrong to say that
there is sexual chemistry in a family film, where the heroine is 16 and
the Goblin King is a mature man. This film is all about the girls
sexual awaking and becoming a woman, not physically sexual but
metaphorically, as she works her way through a labyrinth in search of
her baby brother, to eventually stand up to the Goblin King and realise
she is stronger than any man.
The thing about films is that
you can always read different things into them, I always say each person
should make their own mind up about what the films and journeys mean to
them. Sometimes you may just see an interesting or fun film, no matter
what try to experience different films, you never know what you'll