The highly anticipated documentary on David Bowie is finally about to arrive: after a gestation of four years, it seems that the docu film dedicated to this immortal icon is close to the screen.
To the delight of fans, the work will feature a lot of unreleased video material from the artist.
“An immersive and cinematic experience built, in part, on the basis of thousands of hours of unpublished material”, as a source close to production defined it.
Made by Brett Morgen, for now the final title has not yet been revealed, just to add hype to the hype…
The documentary will probably make its debut in January, presented at the upcoming Sundance Film Festival. The occasion will be twofold, in the sense that the anniversary of David Bowie’s death also falls in January.
There is still a lot of mystery surrounding the documentary directed by Morgen.
We know that Tony Visconti, the producer of the pop star who not only produced many Bowie records but also supported him in the making of the albums, also contributed to the project, proving to be a collaborator and a great friend throughout his life and career.
Morgen was also able to count on the collaboration of Paul Massey and David Giammarco, John Warhurst and Nina Hartstone.
The documentary is produced and financed by BMG and Live Nation and will be distributed by Public Road Productions, owned by director Brett Morgen himself.
The film would like to focus in particular on the David Bowie performer, offering a focus on musical activity, one of the many of this sacred monster of the culture of the twentieth century and of the new millennium, active from 1962 until 2016, the year of his death. Bowie passed away on January 10, 2016.
Director Brett Morgen is no stranger to documentary films dedicated to musical characters.
In fact, he has already worked on Cobain: Montage of Heck, the documentary dedicated to Nirvana leader Kurt Cobain, who in 2015 was nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Directing for a Documentary / Nonfiction Program.
His latest documentary is Jane, of 2017, dedicated to the English ethologist and anthropologist Jane Goodall, famous all over the world for her studies on chimpanzees and for her commitment to the environment.
Jane won the 2017 Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Directing for a Documentary / Nonfiction Program.
David Bowie, born David Robert Jones, was a British singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and actor and is unanimously considered one of the most important artists of the 20th century.
He achieved fame as a soloist in the early 1970s and has remained at the top of success ever since, spanning half a century of rock music and making a valuable contribution to the glam rock genre.
In addition to music, Bowie also devoted himself to painting and film. For the big screen it was directed by directors such as Martin Scorsese, David Lynch and Christopher Nolan.
Among the many films in which he took part as an interpreter, we remember The Man Who Fell to Earth, Furyo, Miriam wakes up at midnight, Absolute Beginners, Labyrinth, Basquiat, The Prestige And My West.
In 2007 it was classified by Forbes as the fourth richest singer in the world, thanks to the fact that we are talking about one of the musicians who has sold the most copies of his records in the world.
In 2008 he was included in the 23rd position in the list of the 100 best singers second Rolling Stone. The famous music magazine has decreed that its three best songs are Life on Mars ?, Space Oddity, Fame And Heroes. All time Rolling Stone has included five of his records in the dethe 500 best albums according to Rolling Stone.
In 2019 Bowie was named “the greatest entertainer of the twentieth century” through a survey by BBC Two.