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Bowie: The Man Who Changed the World (2016)

Combining footage from interviews with the late great David Bowie and contributions from those who knew him personally, this documentary celebrates the illustrious life of one of the greatest artists to ever grace the stage.

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Credited cast:
David Bowie ... Himself
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Angie Bowie Angie Bowie ... Herself
Breege Collins Breege Collins ... Herself
Mary Finnigan Mary Finnigan ... Herself
Paul Gambaccini Paul Gambaccini
Dana Gillespie ... Herself
Bob Harris Bob Harris ... Himself
Iman ... Herself
Clive Langer Clive Langer ... Himself
Laurence Myers Laurence Myers ... Himself
Paul Nicholas ... Himself
Iggy Pop ... Himself
Chris Sullivan Chris Sullivan ... Himself
George Underwood George Underwood
David Wartnaby David Wartnaby ... Narrator
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Bowie is a legend - no doubt there. The story of his life is great, but could have been told better in this doc. Some interesting interviews, but disappointingly lacks in any actual Bowie music and uses repeated shots throughout. As a fan, was disappointed.

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David Bowie - The Chameleon of Music


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English

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9 May 2016 (UK) See more »

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$150,000 (estimated)
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All The Not So Young Dudes
4 November 2016 | by aaronmorgan-28895See all my reviews

I'm a die-hard Bowie fan from before Ziggy Stardust. This new release confirmed my hopes & desires to see something different about Mr. Jones so I was pleasantly surprised. It may not be especially interesting to casual fans, but Bowie zealots will treasure these new interviews with friends who document the making of an icon. It examines how Bowie was responsible for pioneering the most groundbreaking fashion trends of the twentieth century. How he refused to conform to 'masculine' expectations and ended up changing the face of music. His shifting identities served a purpose, but even when all the "confusion" is stripped away, he still retained an enigmatic mystique. Sadly, there's no Bowie music in this, but it's well constructed and overall, the movie serves to help illuminate to Bowie fans on who the man really was.


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