The spaceman cometh with a brilliant new documentary by Brett Morgen
David Bowie was about different personas. He kept reinventing himself as a musician. Good or bad he tried different types of music. Brett Morgen captures the essence of David Bowie with the help of David Bowie’s estate. I highly recommend you listen to Marc Maron’s interview with Brett Morgen.
Documentary filmmaker Brett Morgen likes to go into the deep end with his films. He never wants to repeat himself, or repeat any other docs for that matter. He wants his films to be an experiential, subjective expression, not a declaration of truth. All of this makes Brett an ideal director to tackle a subject like David Bowie, which he does in his new film Moonage Daydream. Brett and Marc discuss his work on other docs about Robert Evans, Kurt Cobain, Jane Goodall and O.J. Simpson, and Brett details the near-death experience that made him see the Bowie project differently.
Moonage Daydream illuminates the life and genius of David Bowie, one of the most prolific and influential artists of our time.
Told through sublime, kaleidoscopic, never-before-seen footage, performances and music, Brett Morgen’s (The Kid Stays in the Picture, Cobain: Montage of Heck, Jane) feature-length experiential cinematic odyssey explores David Bowie’s creative, musical and spiritual journey. The film is guided by David Bowie’s own narration and is the first officially sanctioned film on the artist.
Of interest: Marc Maron interviews Brett Morgen