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‘Moonage Daydream’ Review: Brett Morgen’s Kaleidoscopic Head-Trip Meditation on Who David Bowie Was

Click here to read the full article. Just before the Cannes Film Festival midnight-show premiere of the David Bowie documentary “Moonage Daydream,” the film’s writer, director, and editor, Brett Morgen, didn’t simply stroll down the red carpet. As Bowie’s “Let’s Dance” blared from the promenade speakers, Morgen danced — and pranced and pogo-ed, and flashed a cheeky madman grin, and by the time he entered the theater, the crowd, taking all this in on a giant video screen, gave him an even more rapturous than usual Cannes ovation. Morgen had the right look for these antics. He started off his...
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Moonage Daydream Pays Astounding, Electrifying Homage to the Genius of David Bowie

Just the notion of seeing Brett Morgen’s film about David Bowie—Moonage Daydream, which premiered last night at Cannes—made me nervous. I’d read variously that the film was a biopic, an “experiential odyssey” about Bowie’s life, an “immersive” experience. And like millions of other people of all kinds all over the world, I had my own view on Bowie—lots and lots of them, actually. The notion of seeing another person trying to make their own kind of art out of Bowie’s preposterous, unbelievable, and inspirational life, frankly, bored me and terrified me at the same time; especially after having listened to him for decades and having watched him in films and seen him live in concert and having read perhaps too much about him and his work.

Watch: Upcoming David Bowie Documentary Drops New Trailer

The first look at the forthcoming David Bowie documentary has dropped. The trailer for the documentary, titled Moonage Daydream, arrived via a quick minute-and-a-half visual of what filmmaker Brett Morgen has created with the approval of the David Bowie estate. (The earlier Bowie documentary, Stardust, was not created in conjunction with the singer’s estate.) Morgen previously produced Kurt Cobain: Montage Of Heck, an approved documentary on the life of Nirvana’s frontman Kurt Cobain, in 2015.

David Bowie Documentary Moonage Daydream Debuts

The first trailer for Moonage Daydream, a film about late musician David Bowie, has been published by director Brett Morgen. This announcement comes just hours before the documentary’s scheduled to premiere in the Midnight Screenings section of the Cannes Film Festival. The feature-length film dubbed a “cinematic voyage” and...

50 Years Ago: David Bowie Gives ‘All the Young Dudes’ to Mott the Hoople

David Bowie was on the cusp of superstardom in 1972 when he decided to donate a Top 40 song. He'd already released two U.K. Top 10 singles, including the chart-topping "Space Oddity." Bowie's 1971 album Hunky Dory had been a platinum-selling No. 3 smash in his home country. More importantly, he was just completing the career-defining The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders From Mars, which would finally break Bowie in the States.

David Bowie Reflects on Life Through Rare Footage in ‘Moonage Daydream’ Documentary Teaser Trailer

Click here to read the full article. In the first teaser trailer for Moonage Daydream — the first documentary film about David Bowie to be sanctioned by the artist’s estate — director Brett Morgen wields rare and never-before-seen footage to present the film’s quintessential goal of capturing the illustrious performer. “All people, no matter who they are, all wish they’d appreciated life more,” Bowie says in a voiceover in the trailer. “It’s what you do in life that’s important, not how much time you have – or what you wished you’d done.” Arriving in theaters in September, the film mines five decades worth of...