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Article Dans Une Revue Annales Médico-Psychologiques, Revue Psychiatrique Année : 2017

David Bowie is ... The man who fell to earth



As a contribution to the symposium on Cinema and Psychiatry, the author proposes to question the paradigm of the humanoid - here, an extra-terrestrial being. How strangeness, associated with difference and furthermore with psychopathology, especially in the psychoses, can be grasped through their representation in cinema? Living through moments of depersonalization and derealisation, Thomas Jerome Newton alias David Bowie in the title role of Nicolas Roeg's The Man Who Fell to Earth (1974) is torn by dilemma - his irreductible strangeness is due to two irreconcilable and incompatible worlds - his planet of origin, Anthea and the Earth he fell to. (C) 2016 Elsevier Masson SAS. All rights reserved.
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Silke Schauder. David Bowie is ... The man who fell to earth. Annales Médico-Psychologiques, Revue Psychiatrique, 2017, 175 (1), pp.47-49. ⟨10.1016/j.amp.2016.11.010⟩. ⟨hal-03602540⟩


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