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Stardust (2020)

Unrated | | Biography, Drama, Music | 15 January 2021 (UK)
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Stardust will chronicle the young David Bowie's first visit to the US in 1971 - a trip that inspired the invention of his iconic alter ego Ziggy Stardust.

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Gabriel Range
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Johnny Flynn ... David Bowie
Marc Maron ... Ron Oberman
Jena Malone ... Angie Bowie
Derek Moran ... Terry Burns
Anthony Flanagan ... Dr. Reynolds
Julian Richings ... Tony Defries
Aaron Poole ... Mick Ronson
Monica Parker ... Mrs. Oberman
Ryan Blakely ... Tom Classon
Gord Rand ... Michael Oberman
Paulino Nunes ... Tom Ayers
Richard Clarkin Richard Clarkin ... Mickelson
Brendan J. Rowland ... Tony Visconti
Jeremy Legat Jeremy Legat ... Woody Woodmansey
Annie Briggs ... Jeanie Richardson
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Stardust will chronicle the young David Bowie's first visit to the US in 1971 - a trip that inspired the invention of his iconic alter ego Ziggy Stardust.

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David before Bowie

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Biography | Drama | Music

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The film was created without official permission from Bowie's family and therefore is not licensed to include any of his songs. See more »

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References Pinocchio (1940) See more »

Soundtracks

Don't Bring Me Down
Written by John Christian Dee (as Johnnie Dee)
Performed by The Pretty Things
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Flynn's eerie resemblance
26 November 2020 | by artrouble21See all my reviews

Like an artist constrained to not use black and white in a painting the film's director has not used the music of it's heroic subject and just as the use of black and white is not necessary to make a painting so has the director found a way to make a film about a moment in Bowie's life without his music. Certainly we can harbor fantasies of a film where verisimilitude overwhelms us and all our rocknroll memories explode on screen. This is not that sort of film. So sorry for your loss. Stardust is a story of an apotheosis and one that did not come easily. Bowie was ignored by many in the early 70's including his record label. Many familiar characters spill across the screen and while you might gripe at Bolan or groan at Angie, Johnny Flynn's David Jones/Bowie is at times eerie as he emulates the shapes and features we associate with the man who sold the world. Not a perfect movie but Bowie came alive here at a time when still miss him. When Bowie played John Merrick on Broadway he wore no makeup and made no attempt to look like the famous Elephant Man and yet still carried the part to great acclaim. Kudos to director Gabriel Range for his choice of musician, somewhat acclaimed, Johnny Flynn to lead this thoughtful semi fictional look at where a Jones became a Bowie.


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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 January 2021 (UK) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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Budget:

$5,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,289, 29 November 2020

Gross USA:

$9,087

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$30,046
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1.85 : 1
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