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May 21, 2012 2:34 PM   Subscribe

The art house review/criticism series Brows Held High decided to tackle Nicolas Roeg/David Bowie's 1976 The Man Who Fell To Earth by reviewing it as a karaoke medley of Bowie's greatest hits.
posted by The Whelk (12 comments total) 8 users marked this as a favorite

 


I bought the Criterion DVD of this, which came with the book, sight unseen. Loved the book, didn't really enjoy the movie.
posted by Doleful Creature at 2:40 PM on May 21, 2012


Bonus: The Man Who Fell To Earth original trailer

Amazing, or most amazing?
posted by PhoBWanKenobi at 2:41 PM on May 21, 2012


Also the book was pretty much the best one I stole off my mom's bookshelf when I was 13.
posted by PhoBWanKenobi at 2:42 PM on May 21, 2012 [1 favorite]


DAVID BOWIE PHENOMENON OF OUR TIME
posted by Doleful Creature at 2:43 PM on May 21, 2012 [1 favorite]


David Bovie -- Hegemon of Our Minds!

Also, possibly, our spines.
posted by GenjiandProust at 2:55 PM on May 21, 2012


I watched this movie for the first time 6 years ago. As a 26 year old man, it was the first time I'd ever seen a woman urinate. It was a silly kind of epiphany and made me think quite hard about what other things I'd never seen/experienced in my typical Midwestern upbringing.
posted by sciurus at 3:49 PM on May 21, 2012 [3 favorites]


Thanks for casting a well-deserved light on Oancitizen's reviews, Whelk. I enjoy his take on obscure (and less obscure) movies. His review of Perfume was especially hilarious.
posted by suburbanbeatnik at 3:53 PM on May 21, 2012


How funny. I am currently the keyboardist in a David Bowie cover band, and before I joined I only knew a handful of songs, so the last couple months have been a kind of crash course in his work. Thanks for sharing.
posted by MattMangels at 3:58 PM on May 21, 2012


I am currently the keyboardist in a David Bowie cover band,

Ersatz Kisilcay?
posted by running order squabble fest at 5:59 PM on May 21, 2012 [1 favorite]


Oh my god I thought I was alone in that particular throat-holding brand of falsetto fail trying to sing "Life On Mars".
posted by jason_steakums at 11:19 PM on May 21, 2012


Life on Mars is fucking impossible to sing and I assume Bowie did it using arcane magics.
posted by The Whelk at 9:51 AM on May 22, 2012 [1 favorite]


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