chapter  5
‘Crashing out with Sylvian’: David Bowie, Carl Jung and the Unconscious
Pages 29

This chapter illustrates that how important it is for music stars to be able to adapt their stardom for the cinema if an adapting occurs. It argues that these areas all intersect in one particular film 'The Man Who Fell to Earth' is part of the reason in his star image was such a perfect fit for the character of Thomas Newton. The chapter explains that why Bowie has not been able to establish long-lasting film stardom and how his music star image has led to an overall difficult fit in the cinema. Bowie's visual transformations, emphasis on performance and non-natural, alien image became the hindrances for his continuous film stardom. The Newton accomplishes two important elements of the film: highlighting the star image of David Bowie and Newton's queerness. In the Victoria and Albert museum exhibition, David Bowie is devoted an entire room for his film work.