Friday, January 10, 2020

Cryptokubrology: Bowie + 4, Roeg + 2, Henry + 0

Four years ago today, January 10, 2016, David Bowie died (born January 8, 1947). 

Bowie wore Buck Henry’s glasses in The Man Who Fell to Earth (director Nicolas Jack Roeg, released June 24, 1976). 

June 24, 1947, denotes the "birth of flying saucers."

Roeg died November 23, 2018 (born August 15, 1928). 

Buck Henry died January 8, 2020 (born December 9, 1930).

1 comment:

Frank Black said...

I'm also of the opinion that the number 237 in the modern era are tributes to Kubrick but as a Kubrick fan it's nice to see this list. Hopefully more are found over the coming years.

In regards to the 237 in the film Capote it's the number of the actual address of the bar where the scene was filmed. Open up Google maps (or earth) and type in 237 Notre Dame Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada and go to street view the bar is there in much the same state as when it was filmed. This bar is part of the St. Charles hotel which is in the exchange district in Winnipeg where some of the scenes were shot for the movie.