In theaters September 26-28 (September 15-21 in IMAX) with Universal Pictures Italy Lunar Reveriea biographical documentary about david bowie With never-before-seen footage and performances, Academy Award-winning director Brett Morgen (Cobain: Montage of Heck) examines the creative, musical and spiritual side of David Bowie. “Moonage Daydream” is the first biopic authorized by the Bowie heirs, described as “a cinematic odyssey that explores David Bowie’s creative and musical journey”. With unfiltered access to Bowie’s archive, including all of his major recordings, they spent five years building a genre-defying “cinematic experience” grappling with spirituality, the ephemeral, isolation, creativity and time to reveal the famous icon in her own voice.
The official plot: Oscar-nominated director Brett Morgen, author of “Cobain: Montage of Heck,” creates “Moonage Daydream,” an immersive cinematic experience with plenty of never-before-seen concert footage; an audio-visual space odyssey that not only illuminates the enigmatic legacy of David Bowie, but also serves as a guide to leading a fulfilling and meaningful life in the 21st century. “Moonage Daydream” is not a documentary. It’s a genreless cinematic experience based on one of the most iconic global rock stars of all time, destined to be one of the most important cultural moments of the year. The film has the full support of the David Bowie Estate and features many of his most important songs, as well as never-before-seen concert footage.
The cast of “Moonage Daydream” includes David Bowie, Ziggy Stardust, The Thin White Duke and David Jones.
Moonage Daydream – trailer and video
First official trailer released on May 23, 2022
First official Italian trailer released on July 30, 2022
New “IMAX” TV Commercials Released September 18, 2022
- David Bowie was one of the most prolific and influential artists of our time. Working particularly in music and film, Bowie has also explored various other art forms: dance, painting, sculpture, video collage, screenwriting, acting and live theatre. Bowie’s creative output and personal archive on which the documentary “Moonage Daydream” was based span over five million assets.
- Brett Morgen was born on October 11, 1968 in Los Angeles, California, United States. He is a producer and director, known for his documentaries Joan (2017), on the famous primatologist Jane Goodall, with a focus on her research on chimpanzees; Cobain: Editing Heck (2015) licensed documentary about the late musician Kurt Cobain, from his beginnings in Aberdeen, Washington, to his rise and fall with the grunge band Nirvana, and The child stays in the picture (2002) about legendary Paramount producer Robert Evans.
- Texas-born and raised blues guitarist Stevie Ray Vaughan played guitar on David Bowie’s 1983 album “Let’s Dance,” launching the now-legendary guitarist to a global audience. It was the first major album by Stevie, who tragically died in 1990 at the age of 35 in a helicopter crash in Alpine Valley Wisconsin after a two-night show with headliner Eric Clapton.
- “Moonage Daydream” is produced by Brett Morgen, Debra Eisenstadt, Bill Gerber. Aisha Cohen, Tom Cyrana, Eileen D’Arcy, Kathy Rivkin Daum, Justus Haerder, Ryan Kroft, Hartwig Masuch, Heather Parry, Michael Rapino and Bill Zysblat serve as executive producers.
David Bowie – The Early Years
David Robert Jones was born in Brixton on January 8, 1947. At 13, inspired by the jazz of London’s West End, he took up the saxophone and called Ronnie Ross for lessons. The first bands he played with – The Kon-Rads, The King Bees, The Mannish Boys and Lower Third – gave him an introduction to the flashy world of pop and mod, and by 1966 he was David Bowie, with long hair and celebrity aspirations rustling in her head. Kenneth Pitt signed on as manager and his career began with a handful of mostly forgotten bachelors and a head full of ideas. It wasn’t until 1969 that the plunge into the charts would begin, with the legendary “Space Oddity” (which peaked at #5 in the UK). Among his musical wanderings in the late 1960s, the young Bowie experimented with mixed media, cinema, mime, Tibetan Buddhism, acting and love. A debut rock album, originally titled “David Bowie” then retitled “Man of Words, Man of Music” and again “Space Oddity”, pays homage to the kaleidoscopic influences of the London art scene, alluding to an author- composer to produce some of rock n roll’s most beautiful and distinctive works, even if the rest of the world would have taken a few years to catch up.
“The Man Who Sold The World” was David Bowie’s first album recorded as a stand-alone entity and marks ground zero for the first definitive creative stroke to come. Mick Ronson’s guitars are often referred to as the birthplace of heavy metal, and glam rock’s promising beginnings can certainly be traced here. The album was released by Mercury in April 1971 to minimal fanfare, and Bowie made his first trip to the United States to promote it that spring. In May of the same year, Duncan Zowie Haywood Bowie was born to David and his wife Angela.
1972 would be the year Bowie gained international prominence. British GQ editor Dylan Jones, for example, said of the historic Top of The Pops appearance in 1972 on July 6 where Ziggy first materialized into millions of unsuspecting stays performing “Starman”, the album’s lead single, “This is the performance that turned Bowie into a star, embedding his Ziggy Stardust persona into the nation’s consciousness.” Premiering in London that spring, Bowie’s alien rock star creation Ziggy Stardust staged one of the most spectacular and innovative shows to date, expanding the parameters of live rock spectacle and launching a global glam explosion.
Shortly after “Young Americans” was released, Bowie moved to Los Angeles and starred in Nic Roeg’s cult classic sci-fi film The Man Who Fell to Earth. Almost immediately after the end of filming, he returned to the studio to record “Station to Station”, a kind of travelogue with the opening / title track over 10 minutes long, “Golden Years”, “Stay” and l prescient story of a TV holographic swallowing the narrator’s girlfriend, “TVC15”. The White Light Tour followed, with Bowie bringing the “Thin White Duke” persona to life from the album’s lyrics and eschewing the technicolor theatrics of his previous tours in favor of a stiff German Expressionist black-and-white film vibe. who didn’t. that increase the dramatic impact of each performance. This period also saw the release by RCA of David’s first compilation of hits, “ChangesOneBowie”, in May 1976, shortly after the end of his tour, David moved to the Schonenberg district of Berlin… [fonte DavidBowie.com]
Films with and about David Bowie
The imagedirected by Michael Armstrong (1969) – Short film
The virgin soldiersdirected by John Dexter (1969) – Uncredited
The man who fell to earth (The Man Who Fell to Earth), directed by Nicolas Roeg (1976)
Gigolo (Schöner Gigolo, Armer Gigolo), directed by David Hemmings (1978)
Christiane F. – We the Children of Berlin Zoo (Christiane F. – Wir Kinder vom Bahnhof Zoo), directed by Ulrich Edel (1981) – Cameo
The Snowman (The Snowman), directed by Dianne Jackson (1983) – Animated short film
Myriam wakes up at midnight (Hunger), directed by Tony Scott (1983)
Furyo (Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence)directed by Nagisa Oshima (1983)
Yellowbeard, the terror of the seven and a half seas (Yellowbeard), directed by Mel Damski (1983) – Uncredited
All in one night (In the Night), by John Landis (1985)
Novicesdirected by Julien Temple (1986)
Labyrinth – Where anything is possible (Labyrinth), directed by Jim Henson (1986)
The Last Temptation of Christ (The Last Temptation of Christ), directed by Martin Scorsese (1988)
The Linguini Incidentby Richard Shepard (1991)
The fire walks with me (Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me), directed by David Lynch (1992)
Basquiatdirected by Julian Schnabel (1996)
My West, directed by Giovanni Veronesi (1998)
Everyone loves the sundirected by Andrew Goth (1999)
Mr. Rice’s Secret (Mr. Rice’s Secret), directed by Nicholas Kendall (2000)
Emptydirected by Tony Oursler (2000) – Short film
Zoolanderdirected by Ben Stiller (2001) – Cameo
Prestigeby Christopher Nolan (2006)
land shark – Risk on Wall Street (August), directed by Austin Chick (2008)
band slam – High School Band (Bandslam), directed by Todd Graff (2009) – Cameo
Twin Peaks: the missing piecesdirected by David Lynch (2014)
cracked actordirected by Alan Yentob (1975)
Pop Chameleon: David Bowie Story, directed by Rudi Dolezal and Hannes Rossacher (1993)
David Bowie: an earthling at 50directed by Steven Lock (1997)
Power Vision – Pop Gallerydirected by Rudi Dolezal and Hannes Rossacher (1997)
Other than that…: David Bowiedirected by Pascal Duchene (1997)
VH1 Legends: David Bowieby Mary Wharton (1998)
Mr Vinterberg and Mr Bowieby Kasper Torsting (2002)
David Bowie: sound and visiondirected by Rick Hull (2002)
Biography: David Bowieby Scott Engel (2008)
David Bowie: rare and invisibleby Paul Clark (2010)
The genius of David Bowiedirected by James Hale (2012)
David Bowie: five yearsdirected by Francis Whately (2013)
Let’s Dance: Bowie Down Underdirected by Rubika Shah (2015)
David Bowie: The Last Five Yearsdirected by Francis Whately (2017)
David Bowie: Finding Glorydirected by Francis Whately (2019)
Stardust – David before Bowie (Stardust), directed by Gabriel Range (2020)
David Bowie also starred in a stage version of The Elephant Man staged at the Booth Theater on Broadway in 1980, he produced the play Passage to heaven (1998) by Antonio Baiocco with Tomas Arana and Vittoria Belvedere and voiced Emperor Maltazard in the English version of the film Arthur and the people of Minimoys by Luc Besson.
New official music videos released on September 16, 2022
Originally released as a single in the summer of 1979 as a follow-up to “Boys Keep Swinging” from the Lodger album, “DJ” is one of Bowie’s more adventurous singles with discordant violins and solos improvised guitar guitars that were invented on the spot without the musician listening to the song in advance. This exclusive and unique mix that appears on Moonage Daydream and its accompanying album focuses on the song’s instrumental groove, offering insight into the track’s funk art basics.
Modern Love (Moonage Daydream Mix) is the first track released by Moonage Daydream, one of Bowie’s biggest worldwide hits. This version is a unique blend that begins with the track’s isolated piano motif, builds into the chorus before ending with the a cappella choirs offering insight into the individual elements that create the classic we all know and love.
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