It doesn't, nor do other scenes like it. Here it plays as if he had the concept and decided he could stick it into his movie at any point and it would work. The story - such as it is - concerns 'Thomas Newton' Bowiewho appears from nowhere he's actually from a distant planet and presents himself to a corporate lawyer with several ground-breaking ideas for new products, all of which earn a massive amount of money for Newton's new company. I first saw "The Man Who Fell to Earth" when it was first released, and found it to be a jumbled mess. It's sci-fi when it's human. On a broader sense than this one artist's idea, however, this is a fascinating science fiction film because it points out a side of human nature not often developed very well in other science fiction films.
Nic really knew how to get the best out of rock stars, also doing the fabulous 'Performance' with Cammelwith Jagger and these two movies being his best work.
For me, this was not a problem, but I can see where some are coming from, since modern audiences want less vague and bleak movies in cinemas. It's not that I mind non-linear storytelling, but at least there should be a coherent story to tell. Register for free to continue reading this article. Maybe that is part of Roeg's point with the material, to create a kind of alienation that the alien, no pun intended, feels whilst gathering up the billions he needs to get supplies back to his home planet. Several things about this film make it worth watching