The Man Who Fell to Earth
May 5, 2005 3:15 AM Subscribe
Ok, so I watched this movie yesterday and although I enjoyed it a lot I was a bit confused about the middle section of the film. Anyone who's seen it please help me out! (spoilers inside)
posted by pemdasi to Media & Arts (3 answers total)
Ok, the section I don't understand is when Newton is apparently about to ride his rocket back to his home planet. He's running around with the press flashing cameras, etc. All of a sudden he gets in his car and tells the driver "I've got an hour, let's go back to the house" or something to that effect. Then there is a montage of the patent lawyer and his lover getting executed, while Newton's driver won't let him out of the car.
Next thing, Newton is locked up in what appeared to be some kind of private mental institute that he's paying for with his own money.
What happened during this segment? I feel like I'm missing a big peice of the plot. Who killed the patent lawyer? Why did Newton lock himself up when he was about to go back to his planet?