Tonight we went to the movies for the first time since before the pandemic started.
We saw this film about David Bowie, Moonage Daydream. Not exactly a documentary in the sense I usually think of them. Just kind of a journey through his career, of course with a lot of his music. It was enjoyable, for sure. I listen to my iPod on the way to and from work, and rarely a day goes by that I don’t intentionally listen to some Bowie, usually from the Ziggy album.
One cool thing was the film’s coverage of his painting and other artistic endeavors. His painting was, to my non-educated eye, good. The point is that the man was just compelled to create, nearly all the time. A real loss, but it’s nice that this genius didn’t leave us at 27 like so many have.
Way to cinema!
I loved it! It was like a visit from an old friend. One review described it as a “collage” and that seems to fit. Much is left out and we really only hear Bowie speak and that is the Bowie the director wants us to hear. That version, anyway, but Bowie had so many incarnations and then there’s the Bowie that lives inside us. So those versions meet somewhere in the middle.
What are you going to do today to let the Bowie inside you speak?
Sounds like a good overall Bowie film. Think the last time I went to a theater was Devils rejects. So it has been awhile.