The Man Who Fell to Earth | Nicolas Roeg | 1976
New York: Cinema I and Cinema II, 1976. Original subway style poster for the premiere of the 1976 film. The style of the poster follows that of the one sheet, but with different dimensions for subway display. Bowie would appropriate the same iconic image for his 1977 album, “Low.”
One of the most important science fiction films of the 1970s. In his review for the New York Times, Richard Eder wrote: “When science fiction writing enlisted such authors as Ray Bradbury, the emphasis on space machines, time warps and little green men gave way to more philososhical and emotional approaches. It was man or Martian, not as physical but as metaphysical travelers. Space was filled with loss and melancholy as well as gadgets.” Nicholas Roeg abandoned none of his avant-garde leanings for the film, but instead brought an experimental, impressionistic style to a larger audience by way of David Bowie, who lent his other-worldly persona to a literally other-worldly character.
29.5 x 43 inches, rolled, on archival linen. Near Fine.