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Film Review : 'Moonage Daydream'

I'm reluctant to say too much about this new film about David Bowie - Moonage Daydream - from Oscar-nominee Brett Morgan (Cobain: Montage Of Heck), as I knew little going in and, well, it blew my mind!

Let me just say that it doesn't matter whether you're an avid Bowie fan or just a general music-lover or even any kind of creative, it is an absolute must-see! It's a dazzling sensory overload that is equal parts documentary and creative film and tribute to Bowie's life and art. To reassure, it's not so entirely interested in presenting a factual biography than in inducing a sense of the man as an artist and personality.

Morgen was granted full access to Bowie’s personal archives by Bowie’s estate in 2017 and he isn't shy to flex that access and use it to full effect. There are never-seen-before performances, interview footage, a narrative of quotable quotes from the brain of Bowie himself, incredible alternative versions and surround sound mixes of some of his greatest songs and it's all pulled together in a rather glowing and complimentary, albeit loud and exhaustive collage of rapid-fire sound and vision. It's unlike anything you've ever seen and one the most astonishing and remarkable films about an artist ever.

Find the biggest screen you can in the loudest cinema and lose yourself. It's incredible!



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