The Man Who Fell to Earth

I am bereft, it's the end of an era. David Bowie was a rock god, a creative genius, an individual who always trusted in himself. Wherever you are now Mr. Bowie may it be filled with light and music. 

Since the Denver Public Library no longer owns the film version of The Man Who Fell to Earth by Walter Tevis go ahead and give the book a shot, it's a haunting and beautiful experience much like the man who starred in the film. 

Get on the waitlist for listening to his last album Blackstar, look up there, he's in heaven...

And of course for a person of my generation go watch Labyrinth until your eyes bleed, or your aching heart eases.

 

Written by Emily on January 11, 2016

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Ramona from Outside on January 11, 2016

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You can alway place a Prospector or Interlibrary Loan request to other libraries for materials not in DPL's collection. DPL has a copy of the 1983 film The Hunger starring a vampire Bowie!

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Thank you Ramona, I should have pointed that out! and yes Vampy Bowie!

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Unfortunately, he does not star in the film in the sense of being a major character, but it is a fascinating and strange work worthy of his participation.

Of course, there is also The Prestige, in which he plays Nikola Tesla (a big Hollywood movie which I am sure DPL) has. And finally Just a Gigolo, which stars Bowie and is Marlene Dietrich's last film, suffering only from the defect of being terrible but remains a must-see for all you diehard Bowie-ites.

Deborah S. Price on January 11, 2016

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I have always been fascinated with Mr. Bowie and partied to some of his music, but I fell in love with him when he starred in the play, The Elephant Man. Without the magic of makeup, or devices, Mr. Bowie turned himself into the pure innocence and essence of a tortured man who finally was able to obtain some small slivers of basic respect and care. I cried tears of sympathy and frustration as David Bowie contorted his body into the mis-shapened form of John Merrick and called out to be recognized as a man! While David Bowie is a man of our times, if not ahead of our times, it was his ability to transport me back to many, many years ago to a place where Mr. Merrick touched my heart and soul in the name of compassion and dignity. Thank you David Bowie for being the shining light for our past, and present!

Anonymous on January 12, 2016

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The Hunger was an amazing film. So was Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence. RIP David Bowie. You will be missed.

mrgodkingdaddysir on January 12, 2016

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"hah hah hah! hee hee hee! i'm a laughing gnome and you can't catch me!" - bowie's 1st record by davivd jones (his real name)

Nancy McGuire on January 13, 2016

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I'll be checking all of these out.......Thank-you!

james on January 14, 2016

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He also played Andy Warhol in Julian Schnabel's "Basquiat."

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