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We have produced a Style Guide to help editors follow a standard format when editing a listing. If you are unsure how best to edit this programme please take a moment to read it.
Film-maker Alex Cox introduces a series of classic cult films. Tonight:
The Man Who
Fell to Earth starring David Bowie Rip Torn. Candy Clark A stranger from another planet mysteriously arrives on Earth - calling himself
Thomas Newton. By using his incredible intelligence and clairvoyant powers Newton amasses a vast fortune and upsets various big business combines. Soon he is in danger of his life through his inability to cope with the Earth's atmosphere - and from the 'syndicate'. Nicolas Roeg 's controversial film gave rock star David Bowie his first major screen role as the unearthly stranger in a hallucinatory work which combines elements of sci-fi, fantasy and surreal drama.
Screenplay by PAUL MAYERSBERG based on the novel by WALTER TEVIS Produced by MICHAEL DEELEY and BARRY SPIKINGS
Directed by NICOLAS ROEG 0 FILMS: page 16

Contributors

Introduces: Alex Cox
Unknown: David Bowie
Unknown: Thomas Newton.
Unknown: Nicolas Roeg
Unknown: David Bowie
Play By: Paul Mayersberg
Novel By: Walter Tevis
Produced By: Michael Deeley
Directed By: Nicolas Roeg
Thomas Newton: David Bowie
Nathan Bryce: Rip Torn
Mary-Lou: Candy Clark
Farnsworth: Buck Henry
Peters: Bernie Casey
Prof Canutti: Jackson D Kane
Trevor: Rick Riccardo
Arthur: Tony Mascia
Elaine: Linda Hutton
Jill: Hilary Holland

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