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David Bowie: Five Years (2013)

David Bowie: Five Years is a movie starring David Bowie, Rick Wakeman, and John Harris. A documentary covering five of the most important years of the influential rock star David Bowie's career.

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... Himself (archive footage)
... Himself
John Harris ... Himself, journalist, author
Ken Scott ... Himself, co-producer 'Hunky Dory'
... Himself (archive footage)
Charles Shaar Murray ... Himself, music journalist
Trevor Bolder ... Himself
Angie Bowie ... Herself (archive footage) (as Angela Bowie)
Camille Paglia ... Herself, social critic, author
Ava Cherry ... Herself, back-up singer
Carlos Alomar ... Himself
... Himself (archive footage)
... Himself, culture critic
Robin Clark ... Herself, back-up singer
Geoff MacGormack ... Himself, David Bowie's childhood friend, back-up singer
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A documentary covering five of the most important years of the influential rock star David Bowie's career.

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David Bowie: Cinco años  »

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Golden Years
4 November 2016 | by See all my reviews

A lot of well deserved praise has been heaped on the work and life of David Bowie since his very sad death in January this year. One of his great gifts was spotting trends and seeing the way the wind was blowing before anyone else, a facility he retained right up till he passed on. This great documentary uses personal quotes from the legend, as well as his songs.. It was released just three years before he died, and there are some unexpected highlights, like a sequence of Bowie filmed at Andy Warhol's Factory, which suggested that Bowie's talent for mime wasn't all it's cracked up to be. The structure of Five Years makes it a lot more interesting than your usual pop documentary. Rather than try to talk about 50 years of pop super-stardom in two hours, the movie gives us five year-long snapshots. Things are brought up to speed at the end with a snippet of what we could call The Next Year. The follow up "David Bowie "The Last Five Years" is out next year


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