Movie Night Monday

The Movie Project

Week 31: New Mexico (The Man who Fell to Earth)

Category: Drama/Fantasy

Quote of Interest:

“Oh…I hate you!…No, I don’t!”

–Mary-lou

Three words to describe this film/state: Desert fever dream

Best ‘Extras’:

  • Jewelery Store Owner, played by Lilybelle Crawford

State food/recipe to try: Blue cornmeal pancakes / Frito Pie / Biscochitos

Earring Inspo Character: Thomas Jerome Newton

Other Notes: This film is a trip and a half, felt like we were watching some Surrealist performance art. Only an alien would have tolerated Mary-Lou’s unending senseless babble–her character yet another shining example of women’s roles in film. I’m pretty sure the Teletubbies sprang straight from this cult classic. Looking forward to making the earrings for this movie. Per ardua ad astra.

Grade: B+

State Facts: https://www.factmonster.com/us/states/new-mexico

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