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Warum das Original der Mann, der auf die Erde gefallen ist

When Paramount+ announced a series adaptation of Nicolas Roeg’s timeless cult classic The Man Who Fell to Earth from 1976, it seemed like another beloved cult classic unnecessarily adapted into a streaming series. ( Picnic at Hanging Rock is the most egregious example of this popular trend.) We live in the age of nostalgia, and studios are looking for any movie that might work as a rebooted miniseries or television show to support the plethora of streaming services. However, the original The Man Who Fell to Earth isn’t exactly “viewer-friendly,” so what’s the need for a remake? If it’s faithful to the movie, will mainstream audiences find it a rewarding viewing experience? On the contrary, would the remake do the revered movie a disservice by changing too many things?

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  • The role he was born to play
  • Love, damnation, or salvation?
  • Life is a wasteland

The Man Who Fell to Earth is intentionally challenging, blending bizarre imagery with complex and, at times, convoluted storytelling, resulting in a collection of scenes and events passing for a proper narrative. The Man Who Fell to Earth lacks cohesiveness and has glaring plot holes — surprising, considering the relatively straightforward plot — yet they seem intentional, in keeping with the project’s nature. The film is more interested in asking questions than answering them, leaving fans feeling overwhelmed, not only by the intense and powerful visuals but by the thought-provoking themes that are there to beguile and, perhaps, deliberately confuse.

The role he was born to play

The Man Who Fell to Earth is a combination of factors that came together to craft a one-of-a-kind film, chief among them the casting of David Bowie as the titular alien, Thomas Jerome Newton. With his androgynous looks and inherent out-of-place-ness, Bowie was the perfect choice to bring Thomas to life. He was not an actor, something that becomes glaring in several of the film’s most heightened moments. Still, this inexperience works in his favor; Thomas is detached, aloof, a man very much out of place on a planet he finds both repellant and fascinating.

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Bowie — then at the height of his perpetually experimental career — is enigmatic as Thomas. He embodies Newton’s bewilderment without crossing into cartoonish territory. When Thomas is still innocent at the beginning of the film, Bowie is restrained, stoic, almost robotic. As the plot advances and Thomas falls into the trap of sex and alcohol, Bowie lets loose, and the rock star persona comes out without ever sacrificing the alien’s trademark awkwardness. A classically trained actor might have gone big during Thomas’s crucial scenes, but Bowie remains staunchly down to earth, even during the film’s most urgent moments.

The Man Who Fell to Earth lives and dies with Bowie, but the glam rocker glides carelessly through his scenes, never carrying the weight of the movie’s potential success or failure. He fits seamlessly with Roeg’s surreal world, looking like he came out of it. Bowie also plays with audiences’ perceptions in the way Roeg intended, hinting that Thomas might be delusional about his supposed alien nature on more than one occasion. It was a brilliant piece of inspired casting that we don’t see much of in modern cinema, further elevating The Man Who Fell to Earth into classic territory.

Love, damnation, or salvation?

In many ways, The Man Who Fell to Earth is a love story, but love has its limits. Academy Award nominee Candy Clark ( American Graffiti ) plays Thomas’ human lover, Mary-Lou. Bowie remains unaffected, marching to the beat of his own drum, much like Thomas himself, but Clark plays Mary-Lou with an enthusiasm that borders on camp. The dichotomy of their performances is often disorienting, at times frustrating, but always enthralling. The relationship itself is flawed and complicated, a conflict of interests and ideologies disguised as a love story. Mary-Lou and Thomas are both appetites asking too much of each other, ultimately discovering they’ve sucked each other dry.

The relationship perfectly captures one of the film’s central themes: The pursuit of personal satisfaction versus the fulfillment of duty. Thomas goes forward with his plan to build the spaceship that’ll take him back to his home world, but he still indulges in the earthly pleasures that Mary-Lou provides. He mentions he’s married, but neither seems to care as they enter a highly experimental relationship that awakens Thomas’ curiosity about the world.

Mary-Lou and Thomas challenge and tease each other, pushing their boundaries without expanding their worldview. Thomas doesn’t know or care about what Mary-Lou wants, while she can’t understand what he thinks. Roeg asks his audience the timeless question: an love survive with partners that might never fully understand one another? Is it even love, then?

Für Roeg ist die wahre Bestrafung des Lebens, was wir nicht verstehen können. Der Mann, der auf die Erde gefallen ist. Der Film versucht nicht, traditionelle Romantik zu fangen, weil er zu zynisch ist, um daran zu glauben. Liebe ist weder Gleichgewicht noch Frieden, sondern Chaos und Störungen, die so leicht gehen können, wie es einmal gekommen ist.

Das Leben ist ein Ödland

Letztendlich ist der Mann, der auf Erden gefallen ist. Thomas entkommt seinem trockenen und kargen Planeten, der nach Wasser sucht, um sich zurückzubringen, nur um sich in einem völlig neuen und weitaus schmerzhafteren Ödland zu befinden. Seine Reise mit der Erde ist von Elend und Leere des Geistes geprägt, unterbrochen nur durch einige Momente der Freude, die im Nachhinein sinnlos erscheinen. Sein Körper altert nie, seine Körperlichkeit verdorbt nicht, aber sein Geist bricht über die Reparatur hinaus, je mehr Zeit er auf der Erde verbringt.

Schließlich wird Thomas ein Gefangener von sich. Mit seinen eigenen Geräten allein gelassen, wird er verzweifelt und sucht Zuflucht in den Ablenkungen, die ihm das irdische Leben anbietet. Alkoholabhängigkeit ist ein wesentlicher Bestandteil des Films und wird schließlich zu Thomas ‚wahrer Falle. Er verbringt jahrelang in einem Elfenbeinturm, aber sein Verstand ist das Gefängnis, dem ihm nicht entkommen kann. Seine jugendliche Neugier wird müde Erfahrung, und sein einst beeindruckender Intellekt wird mutwillige Unwissenheit. Nachdem Thomas die Höhen des menschlichen Lebens erlebt hat, beendet er seine Tage am niedrigsten. Dennoch weigern sich Roeg und Bowie, Thomas, gegen oder zugunsten, eine Haltung gegenüber zu nehmen. Das Duo hält Thomas ‚Reise so ehrlich wie möglich dar und malt eine einzigartige Darstellung von Sucht und Elend, die durch die absichtliche Mehrdeutigkeit des Films verstärkt wurde.

Beliebte NVIDIA GPUs räumen näher an UVP – hier ist warum

With availability for GPUs reaching pre-shortage level, prices for graphics cards continue to normalize as well.

One board that was subjected to considerable price increases over the past two years, Nvidia’s RTX 3060, can now be bought for a cost that’s slightly above its manufacturer’s suggested retail price (MSRP).

As spotted by Tom’s Hardware, EVGA, one of Team Green’s board partners, has listed the GeForce RTX 3060 XC Black Gaming model for $370. That price point is actually below the MSRP for this individual model — EVGA has offered a $30 instant rebate for those who buy this specific version.

However, orders are capped to a limit of two per household, which could simply be a deterrent for scalpers. After all, this particular GPU sports 12GB of GDDR6 memory, so it’s been a popular target for individuals looking to sell it for a profit on third-party marketplaces.

Comparatively, the original MSRP that Nvidia attached to the GeForce RTX 3060 is $329.

Resellers and other online retailers, meanwhile, are still listing certain GeForce RTX 3060 variants for about $500 or higher, according to Tom’s Hardware. The cheapest can be found for around $470 on eBay.

This is not the first price cut EVGA has applied to an Nvidia graphics card. The company said it has restocked its Nvidia RTX 3080 models. Alongside increasing the stock for such products, it also made them available for close to their list price.

With the GPU shortage more or less over, potential consumers are seeing aggressive price drops across the board in major markets, including the U.S. and U.K. Inflated price points for many popular graphics cards, which has been the case since 2020, is no longer the norm.

Nvidia itself recently announced its Restocked and Reloaded campaign, confirming that it has increased the stock for its RTX 30-series GPUs.

Why are prices reaching MSRP now?

So what’s the reason behind GPUs approaching or even falling below their original list prices? It goes without saying that Nvidia, AMD, and all the board partners for these two companies generated an unprecedented amount of revenue and profits due to the shortage and subsequent demand. Case in point: Asus reportedly gave out massive bonuses due to the amount of revenue it was making from GPUs.

At one point, the average price for a GPU was even above $1,000.

If consumers were still paying above-market costs for boards en masse, it’s a foregone conclusion we wouldn’t be seeing prices decreasing this fast.

However, one important factor to consider is that next-gen GPUs are set to launch during the second half of 2022. As such, many will opt to wait a few more months before upgrading their system or building a new PC with a current-gen Karte.

The aforementioned state of affairs has most likely led to a backlog accumulating for GPU manufacturers, retailers, resellers, and the like. Pent-up demand is unlikely to be alleviated now that next-gen cards are around the corner.

This Video Card Costs Over $5000

Furthermore, the RDNA 2-powered AMD Radeon RX 6900XT retails for $999, while its RDNA 3 follow-up is said to feature similar performance levels for an MSRP between $399 and $499. If you’re going to get GPUs like these before 2023 arrives, the decision to wait a few months is a no-brainer.

At the same time, it places retailers and Nvidia/AMD board partners in a predicament.

They need to get rid of the stock before their value diminishes even further once their more powerful and efficient successors hit the market. But with a lack of demand, shifting products could prove to be a difficult task — unless, of course, these GPUs (that were almost impossible to purchase last year for a decent price) are made available for a cost that is just too attractive to pass up.

Ultimately, as we move closer to the launch of next-gen GPUs and prices for current-gen video cards plummet even further, don’t be surprised if the industry reaches a stage where below-MSRP boards become the new norm, at least for the immediate future.

In any case, it’s probably in your best interest if you hold out a little while longer before grabbing a new GPU.

Motorola Edge + (2022) Bewertung: Von der Konkurrenz ausgedehnt

Motorola Edge+ (2022) review: Edged out by the competition

MSRP $999.00

Score Details

“The Motorola Edge+ (2022) is a very good phone that unfortunately does little to distinguish itself, and which suffers from a lack of water resistance and a mediocre camera.”

Pro Sekunde?

  • Beautiful appearance
  • Great display
  • Fast and powerful
  • Excellent speakers
  • Long battery life

Verhältnis

  • Mediocre camera
  • Relatively poor cellular reception
  • No water resistance

To call the high-end smartphone market crowded and competitive would be to state the obvious, and between Apple, Samsung, and Google, there’s not much room to squeeze in. Nevertheless, many other companies fight for the scraps left behind by the big three, and one of them is the venerable and legendary Motorola, with the Edge+ making its 2022 model debut.

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  • Software and Performance
  • Connectivity
  • Camera
  • Batterie
  • Price and availability
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The Edge+ is packed with the latest tech and is situated at a price that makes it clear they’re aiming to make a name for themselves with this device. Digital Trends writer Tushar Mehta got some hands-on time with the Edge+ (2022) in February, and while he found that it packs plenty of power, it doesn’t offer much else to recommend it over the competition. Let’s dig in and see if on closer inspection there might be more to the Edge+.

Design

Despite not having changed much in appearance from the 2021 Motorola Edge on the outside, the 2022 Edge+ features a very beautiful design. Its blue coloring is implemented in such a way that the color shifts as it catches the light. It would seem like a shame to cover that up with a case, but I’ve learned the hard way the dangers of failing to take that precaution, so if you’re like me, the color of the back of the phone is something to be admired only during the unboxing process.

The vertical array of cameras is designed so that it doesn’t protrude as noticeably as many other smartphone camera arrays do, and I found that it makes the Edge+ easier to lay on a flat surface. It’s also comfortable to hold in the hand. The materials used are somewhat on the cheap side, however, and it’s only rated as IP52, meaning you’ll have to be more careful about dust, and that it’s not at all water-resistant.

Motorola Edge Plus (2022) Review: There's a Lot to Like

The power button below the volume rocker doubles as a fingerprint scanner, and the phone features a USB-C port, as you’d expect. Bezels are present but are thin, black, and unobtrusive, and a hole-punch selfie camera sits in the upper part of the screen. The Edge+ (2022) is reasonably lightweight at 196 grams.

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The 6.7-inch pOLED FullHD+ display looks great, with rich colors and deep blacks, and importantly, it has a high 144Hz refresh rate that makes scrolling through articles and apps a smooth, fluid experience. This makes it great for games, particularly paired with above-average CPU and GPU performance. It’s bright and usable outdoors in sunlight, and overall I have no complaints when it comes to the display.

As a bonus, the Edge+ (2022) supports active styluses. These include an official stylus sold separately by Motorola, or third-party styluses such as Samsung’s S Pen. You might prefer the official pen, however, as it is compatible with a custom Edge+ case that offers convenient storage for the pen while on the go.

Software and Performance

When it comes to sheer processing power, the Edge+ excels. It features the latest Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 CPU, Qualcomm Adreno GPU, and up to 12GB of LPDDR5 RAM. When I was navigating the phone, playing games such as Dota Underlords at max graphics settings, and using various apps felt like I was using a high-end flagship device.

Audio is a surprisingly strong attribute of the Edge+. Its dual stereo speakers with Dolby Atmos tuning give it fantastic audio performance. I did a side-by-side comparison with the Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra and the Edge+ playing 2Cellos cover of Thunderstruck, and the Edge+ was noticeably better in its rendition of the song compared to the S22 Ultra. Low tones are particularly punchy and well defined; normally phone speakers don’t deliver nearly so much bass. This is the ideal phone to use as a portable speaker for playing music.

Microphone quality is fine, and I had no trouble making myself understood while talking on the phone.

The screen is responsive with excellent haptic feedback, and the software interface is slickly designed and was easy to navigate once I adjusted to it. I’m very used to Samsung’s flavor of Android as my daily driver, while the Edge+ uses what is essentially stock Android twelve, with only minor tweaks from Motorola. This was initially uncomfortable after being so immersed in Samsung’s products, but I soon adjusted.

Through the Moto app, you get some interesting extra customization features for the layout, background, and gestures. My favorite little gimmick is using a gesture that allows you to turn on the flashlight by shaking the phone twice. Some gestures work better than others, but between these and a surprisingly wide range of other little customizable features, the Moto app is more than just pack-in bloatware.

Connectivity

I live in a largely rural region where cellular internet speeds are anything but fast and reliable, and there’s no genuine full-throttle 5G access anywhere nearby, so I was unable to test out the full wireless connection speed the Edge+ is capable of.

I’ve tried several carriers over the years, and in my experience, only Verizon and US Cellular are reliable here. My Edge+ was hooked up to Verizon’s network, and I was highly disappointed by its performance. At my home, it had absolutely no signal, where in the past I’ve always been able to at least get a strong connection for calls with Verizon.

I tested the Edge+ alongside my own Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra (connected to USCellular, which utilizes the same towers as Verizon), and the Edge+ received a consistently weaker signal than the S22 Ultra. Tested side-by-side on a 4G LTE network, the Edge+ received a full bar of reception less than the S22 Ultra. An Ookla speed test yielded 5.42 Mbps download speeds with the Edge+, while the S22 Ultra hit 21.67 Mbps using the same test.

While this is hardly a conclusive test, given that two different cellular providers were used, the lack of reception at my home with the Edge+ with Verizon leads me to believe that the result of my speed test accurately reflects the deficiency of the phone in terms of its mobile network performance.

Wi-Fi 6E, Bluetooth 5.2, NFC, and GPS are all here and they are all fully functional, so no complaints on those counts.

Camera

I was excited to try out the camera on the Edge+ but was left very disappointed. The wide and ultra-wide camera perform reasonably well, portrait mode works great, and its selfie camera is somewhat better than average. However, the macro mode is absolute garbage unless you use a tripod.

The image stabilization for macro is practically nonexistent, so to get usable shots handheld I had to bump up the shutter speed and either underexpose my images or boost the ISO and increase grain. Even then, I needed to take a batch of photos so that one would come out reasonably sharp. In very bright mid-day conditions it worked much better, and I was able to get good results then.

Aside from my macro woes, the rest of the camera delivered very good results. The primary camera has a 5-megapixel sensor and is image stabilized with a moderately wide field of view. The Ultra-wide camera is also 50MP and offers an expansive 114-degree field of view. The selfie camera is 60MP, and is pretty impressive for a front-facing camera. All three cameras utilize Quad Pixel technology, meaning that the camera automatically combines four pixels into one for improved quality, particularly in low light. You can set it to shoot with full resolution, but you’re better off letting the Quad Pixel wizardry do its work.

Unfortunately, the reality of Quad Pixel in terms of low light capability isn’t quite all it’s hyped up to be. It’s not bad by any means, but then neither are the results particularly impressive. Other contemporary phones do much better in low-light situations.

In terms of video, the rear main camera can shoot in 8k at 24fps, and 4K at up to 60fps. It also does slow motion at up to 960fps in FHD. The ultra-wide/macro camera can do 4K at up to 60fps. HDR10+ mode is only available in 4k at 30fps using the main camera. This all adds up to a reasonably capable phone for shooting video, but though the resulting footage looks fine, the experience of shooting isn’t great. While filming, the video stutters and looks like it’s recording at a very low framerate. It doesn’t show up in playback, but it did make me think there was something wrong every time I hit record.

Overall, the Edge+ gets all the basics down when it comes to photography. It has decent cameras, a usable default camera app, and all the shooting modes I expect in a modern phone with a few extra tricks here and there. However, it also has its share of problems that made using the camera a decidedly disappointing experience for me. With every shot, I couldn’t help but think how I’d rather be taking it with a Galaxy, an iPhone, or a Pixel.

Batterie

Battery life is one of the high points of the Edge+. Using it alongside my Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra with both phones operating on similar power settings and performing similar tasks, the Edge+ drained at a significantly slower speed. It seems Motorola’s claims of increased efficiency in terms of GPU performance might be partially responsible for this, and I’d trust the Edge+ to get me through a day without needing to have its battery topped up mid-way.

Preis und Verfügbarkeit

Die Motorola Edge + (2022) ist heute, 24. März verfügbar. Entriegelt wird es für ein UVP von 999 US-Dollar eingesetzt. Das ist ein wenig steil für das, was der Rand + ist, und es sieht so aus, als ob Motorola dies weiß, da sie derzeit einen Rabatt von 100 US-Dollar anbieten. Bei rund 900 $ ist das Telefon viel wettbewerbsfähiger.

Unsere Stellungnahme

Die Kante + ist ein feines Telefon. Es ist leistungsstark, hat einen tollen Bildschirm, hervorragende Akkulaufzeit, fantastische Lautsprecher, und es sieht absolut schön aus. Die Kamera ist jedoch lediglich in Ordnung, und nur ok, nicht gut genug in einem Telefon zu diesem Preis. Sein schlechter zellularer Empfang ist auch ein großes Problem, ebenso wie der Mangel an Wasserbeständigkeit ist. Mit all dem, was im Sinn kommt, kann ich nur daraus schließen, dass dies, während dies ein hervorragendes Telefon ist, wenn er allein betrachtet wird, es ist kein Telefon, das ich leicht über den Wettbewerb empfehlen könnte.

Gibt es eine bessere Alternative?

An seiner steilen UVP ist der Rand + nur wenige hundert Dollar von der Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra entfernt, noch näher an dem Apple iPhone 13 Pro Max und ist teurer als der Google Pixel 6 Pro. Alle drei dieser Flagship-Telefone sind ein erhebliches Upgrade über den Rand +, insbesondere in Bezug auf Kamerasysteme. Wenn Sie sich nicht darum kümmern, Fotos zu fotografieren, dann hält der Rand + gegen diese anderen Telefone anderer Hinsicht, aber nicht viel aufzuheben.

Wie lange wird es dauern?

Die leistungsstarke Hardware in der Kante + bedeutet, dass dies mindestens ein Telefon ist, das nicht zu schnell nicht mehr aktuell ist. Das mangelnde Abdichtung ist jedoch ein wichtiges Risiko, das seine Lebensdauer sehr gut einschränken könnte, es sei denn, Sie sind darauf vorsichtig mit ihm und halten sie sicher in einem Schutzfall. Ich würde davon ausgehen, dass die Rande + seit einigen Jahren relevant bleibt, um jegliche unglückliche Unfälle mit Badewannen, Waschbecken oder schweren Regenduschen zu sperren. Motorola verspricht drei Jahre Sicherheitsupdates, was bedeutet, dass es wahrscheinlich zwei Android-Versions-Updates erhalten wird. Zum Vergleich, das ist nur die Hälfte dessen, was Samsung verspricht.

solltest du es kaufen?

Nein, Sie können, aber nur, wenn Sie ein ernsthafter Fan von Motorola sind, oder Sie möchten mit einem weniger häufigen Smartphone herausfallen. Wenn Sie nicht so viel von einem Rebellen sind, sind Sie wahrscheinlich besser mit einer mehr Mainstream-Option.

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