Write 9 pages with APA style on The Man Who Fell to Earth as a Science Genre by Nicolas Roeg. Nicolas Roeg really transformed the science fiction genre by introducing the mostly employed and well-known narrative of epic tragedy in which, the hero sets an aim, gets tempted, forgets his ambition and reaches towards a tragic ending. The protagonist of the movie, Newton reaches earth in the form of a spacecraft crash. He is quite unaware of all the aspects and features of the earthly life. He has knowledge about society and life on earth.
He gets accompanied by a girl, who is an extreme drunker due to which, the alien moves towards corruption and destruction. He facilitates the people of earth with many discoveries and technological developments and forms a company known as World Enterprises. Later on, he gets caught by the government and is imprisoned. He gets out of prison and shows no interest in returning to his planet. He also forgets his ambition and is not ready to support the members of his planet any more.
Newton leads a life on earth that is aimless and empty. He is a dire drunker and gets badly habitual of drinking due to which, he is dragged towards corruption and destruction. He remains young throughout the movie and all his companions get old with one killed. The movie as a science fiction takes an alien from another planet that is hopeful to get his people out of their problem of drought by taking the earth’s water on his own planet but he fails in his mission because he leaves his passion because of his continued and boring life.
Nicolas Roeg mixes the theme of science genre and tragedy and by employing the technique of character development of the protagonist moves towards a tragic ending of the movie, The Man Who Fell to Earth. This essay takes into consideration the reinvention of the theme of science genre by Nicolas Roeg in which, he redefines the theme and amalgamates it into the tragic theme of narratives. .