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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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Cast

Credited cast:
David Bowie ... Himself (archive footage)
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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UK

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English

Release Date:

9 May 2016 (UK) See more »

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Budget:

$150,000 (estimated)
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16:9 HD
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Horrible sound mix, too much fluff.
28 May 2017 | by erik-783See all my reviews

Not enough real info about his music, writing process, inspiration, and how he created his music. Too much info about inconsequential things. The entire production was marred by a horrible sound mix that was constantly loud then soft with no consistency. The music that they put in made it sound like a cheap expose from TMZ, and it had no relationship to the wonderful music that he wrote.


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