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Cracked Actor (1975)

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BBC documentary about David Bowie in his drug days.

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Fan 1: Fan 1: I think we all feel the same way, don't we? Fan 2: Music, in general, is an important part of all our lives. Fan 1: Yeah, exactly. Fan 2: We're big rock fans. Fan 1: And Bowie, we thought, is the best. Fan 3: God. Fan 2: He intentionally keeps himself a mystery. Fan 3: Yeah, right. Fan 2: He's always trying to be somebody else onstage; he keeps his own personality a complete mystery. It adds to the aura, makes him a more interesting person.
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Not the best Bowie Interviews, but the darkest
8 April 2006 | by (Birmingham,United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Highlights include the interview in the car, where he says I am like this fly in the milk, I can't help to suck it up. This is also Bowie lost in Bowie world, one is strangely drawn to his perception of this world. I did manage to only record half of it onto DVD, but even this is worth keeping, and it displays the break from Ziggy more. One can see little shyness in Bowie, especially in this, but it has a darkness, that is inviting. If this was released on DVD it will be remastered, and may include some Bonus interviews or footage of the Dimond Dogs Tour, which is a perfect performance, if there ever was one. This could be a treasured release, if done well... There was a second interview documentary which followed on from this by the same director at was shown at the Bowie at 50 TV special celebrations. Some of my observations on Bowie: 1 He likes to think that darkness is a creative force, but when this darkness becomes an illness(cocaine) the lightness seems to become his darkness. So he moves from very negative to very positive. 2 Bowie world is not Bowie world but a fragmentation of his own world in a distorted form. 3 Bowie is not a business man, but it is more about money finding a way to him, by making him into a rock star through karmic intervention. 4 Musically Bowie is almost heard in every modern song, for he invented the idea of the modern song. He almost invented this genre, that is Modern Music. 5 Bowie pretends to be calculating, as a hidden extension of his move to late 70's pretension which was highlighted by the Heroes album. 6 His persona adds sincerity, rather than being David Bowie. 7 Sexually he confronts his demons instead of on paper, or in song. Not the best way for the other person is an x variable. 8 More dog like, than cat like, but not pig like. 9 Bowie follows his dreams like a wise owl. 10 Bowie confronts nothing musically, except music itself. The facets of his character only appear in his music as a drowning person who grasps for breath. 11 Bowie finds comfort in being on the edge.


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