Great Shot(s) of the Week
The Man Who Fell to Earth (1976)
Dir. Nicholas Roeg
Far from Roeg’s finest achievement, and at times a blatant (though admittedly fascinating) foray into the midnight movie fad of the time, The Man Who Fell to Earth is regardless a visual feast, from one of cinema’s greatest cinematic eyes. Though the film goes on a The Wall-esque visual bender at times, it slyly contains some startlingly insightful and observant comments about the human condition and cultural exploration, as well as the exploitation that tends to come with it. Here is a prime example of Roeg’s visual prowess, which he absolutely exercises through every frame of this film (especially love the use of super-wide lenses and blurred edges).
Oh, and there’s also lots of prime nudity to boot. Jump forward to 3:34 for one of the funniest scenes I’ve ever witnessed. Just inspiring. Enjoy.