updated: 06/08/2003

old-age: The Man Who Fell to Earth

This was a fascinating movie for many reasons. One feature was the way it played with time; the whole movie had a timelessness about it and the only indicator of time having passed was the descent of Mary Lou (Candy Clark) into boozy middle-age.

Candy also made an uncredited appearance as Bowie’s alien wife in the movie.

Linda DeVetta was credited as makeup artist but I’m not sure whether she was responsible for the prosthetic ageing and alien makeups: if anyone can confirm the credits for this makeup please email themakeupgallery.