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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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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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9 May 2016 (UK) See more »

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$150,000 (estimated)
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Interesting, but no Bowie music included and issues with volume fluctuations
29 May 2017 | by brettsanaceSee all my reviews

The content was interesting and highlights how Bowie was always ahead of the trends in music creativity, fashion, and the ways in which the music industry operated, which explains how he got his reputation as a music genius and legend.

Do not watch this if you want to hear any of his recordings or see concert footage as there isn't any. Either the producers didn't want to fork out for the licensing fees or Bowie's estate did not give permission for their use.

The sound editing is pathetic with massive changes in volume throughout which is quite annoying.

It is these last two points that resulted in me only rating this documentary 5/10.


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