Hey Ziggy Stardust fans, ready to travel?
The artistic life of David Bowie is being explored in a new psychedelic film moonlit daydream, Incorporating rare archival footage and audio from the artist’s estate, some of which have never been broadcast before, Bowie lovers are in for a real treat.
moonlight daydream, Which was released on September 16, it goes above and beyond other documentaries and books on the ’70s queer pop icon.
Filmmaker Brett Morgan had full access to Bowie’s assets and unlimited access to the artist’s personal archives. Songs for the soundtrack have been digitally remastered, also sung by Bowie himself. (posthumously, of course!)
Billed as an immersive experience disguised as a documentary, critics say moonlit daydream “Equal parts psychedelic and philosophical” and “a hallucinatory jukebox doctor with killer subtext.” With reviews like these, we are preparing ourselves for a transformative experience.
Let’s hope we don’t look “stupid” moonlit daydreamBut just in case, here are a few flicks to help with the comedown.
Science-lovers will love this. Shot in the desert of Albuquerque, New Mexico, David Bowie plays an alien who comes to Earth on a mission to save his home planet. Outside of this stellar plot, the filmmaking process was a pivotal moment for the artist. According to sources sayIn between takes on set, Bowie would compose songs and film scenes for the title of an autobiography. return of the thin white duke On a 16mm newsreel camera. Aside from this impressive bit of cocktail trivia, truly obsessive fans will recognize Stills the man who fell to earth From cover art on two Bowie albums, “Station to Station” and “Low”.
Want more glam, glam and social commentary? Look no further, my friend. This queer cult classic is a must-see for casual music lovers and bleeding hearts alike. Directed by and starring John Cameron Michael, this delightful film follows a gender-adolescent punk-rock singer from East Berlin as she tours America with her band. Some of you may have been lucky enough to catch Neil Patrick Harris in the Broadway 2014 rendition of the film. The rest of us will have to settle for Michael Pitt shirtless, in his prime, acting like a dreamy Kurt Cobain.
Did you know that David Bowie was a big fan of Talking Heads? Apparently, he and David Byrne had a really close friendship. This musical documentary, shot over three nights at the Pantage Theater in Hollywood in December 1983, is like watching a live Talking Heads concert. Featuring the band’s album “Speaking in Tongues”, the film serves as a snapshot of the band at the time and a retrospective of their history. In addition to the hits, they play “Genius of Love” by Tom Tom Club, a female-led Talking Heads side project.
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