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Sling yer hook!
The Man Who Fell To Earth - Excellent film, other than the sight of his spindly willy.
The Hunger - Turgid, other than the bit at the beginning where the best band of the post-punk era, Bauhaus, sing Bela Lugosi's Dead inside a cage.
And some film, the name of which I don't remember, from the late 90s, also starring Goldie. It's a weird British gangster film typical of the period. Although absolute shite, Bowie's 'old school gay villain', a plastic version of Ronnie Kray (complete with glasses) is entertaining for the fact that Bowie seems to use the role to channel his inner Michael Caine.
might watch it now
and they're showing Labyrinth at the moment.
I've always absolutely loved The Hunger. It is pretentious as hell and has no narrative, but it is beautiful to look at and has a unique atmosphere. Plus, Catherine Deneuve is stunning. How Tony Scott went from The Hunger to Top Gun i'll never know
...apparently he couldn't get arrested in Hollywood after The Hunger - Top Gun was pretty much his last chance after that.
Is this thread inspired by the musicians who can act thread from yesterday? If so, when I read folk suggesting Bowie it did occur to me that, much as I am a fan of Dave's music, he really can't act anyone other than himself.
Dave's top 3 acting performances:
Elephant Man (Off Broadway, Denver)
Into the Night (Jeff Goldblum, Michelle Pfeiffer)
Yellowbeard (cameo, where DB does some shark impression...yeah, I dunno wtf)
Then Man Who Fell to Earth
Bing Crosby show (ha!)
Hmm. I remember going to all those movie premieres (yes, you fuckers, I really am that old). Almost wanted to kill myself after The Hunger. Was fairly impressed with Merry Christmas Mr Lawrence.
Had my dad take me to the uncut version of The Man Who Fell to Earth in Hollywood. Was like an hour drive. And he walked out of the theatre during the one scene. Ha! My dad :)
Anyway, yeah. There's the official order of things.
That is a rank David Bowie film
, but it looks interesting.
He was going through a very off-the-wall phase then. All very avant garde