#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – Some great insights here into Bowie’s early influences – what drove him as a songwriter – but also some interesting observations as to what drove him as a performer. It concentrates heavily on the ‘talking heads’ style of documenting, but he’s such an interesting character that it deserves to be seen.
Plot: Experience an inside look at David Bowie’s incredible influence on music, art and culture via interviews with some of the people who knew him best.
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“I do the art, and then I try to sell it.” – David Bowie
I was surprised at the low viewer rating for this documentary, but reading some of the writers here it’s kind of understandable – there’s not much David Bowie music in it. It’s not something that really bothered me while watching because I picked up on a bunch of facts concerning Bowie that I never knew before, even though I’ve followed his music virtually from the beginning of his career. Like his older brother Terry being institutionalized for schizophrenia and eventually committing suicide, and Bowie’s own belief in Roswell aliens which formed the basis of his early career, Ziggy Stardust persona.
That Bowie brought a theatricality and showmanship to music that didn’t exist before goes without saying. Not only did he entertain, but he intrigued and provoked audiences as well, while totally obliterating accepted musical boundaries. With that, I found it interesting that an early influence on his career was Anthony Newley, the well regarded British singer and actor, who never achieved Bowie’s sort of flamboyance, but did have an infectious energy and style while performing. I found that quite interesting.
Probably the one downside for this viewer that others have mentioned was the narrow scope of the film’s focus. There was a heavy preponderance of things going on in the single year of 1969, the year when ‘Space Oddity’ hit the music charts. Almost the entire rest of Bowie’s career is given fleeting mention, including collaborations with Marc Bolan and Mick Ronson, who helped him develop the androgynous look, blurring the lines of sexuality in his music.
I think if you read some of the harsher reviews for the documentary on this board you might be put off seeing the picture, but I think there’s some value to it, for music and Bowie fans alike. If I had my preference, I would have liked to see and hear more music too, but there are plenty of other sources for that. Give this one a try and I’m sure you’ll pick up some nuggets you didn’t know about just as I did.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 39 min (99 min)
Rated Not Rated
Genre Documentary, Biography, Music
Director Sonia Anderson
Writer Sonia Anderson
Actors David Bowie, Angie Bowie, Breege Collins
Country United Kingdom
Production Company A2B Media
Sound Mix N/A
Aspect Ratio 16:9 HD
Film Length N/A
Negative Format N/A
Cinematographic Process N/A
Printed Film Format N/A