David Bowie “Finding Fame” Documentary DVD The Video Archives 2019 Volume XXV


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Originally aired the 9th of February 2019, this feature-length documentary tells the untold story of how David Robert Jones became David Bowie, how Bowie became Ziggy Stardust and how Ziggy became immortal – changing the musical landscape as he did so. David Bowie: Finding Fame is the story that finally makes sense of one of the greatest icons of the 20th and 21st centuries.

BBC film documentary made by the same team behind the excellent David Bowie: The Last Five Years. This documentary traces Bowie’s early life from childhood through to his involvement in various bands in the 1960s to his nascent solo career and eventual commercial success. The film ends in 1973 when Bowie retires Ziggy Stardust. Featuring interviews with family members, friends and colleagues, including Rick Wakeman, Earl Slick, Tony Visconti, Carlos Alomar, Lindsay Kemp, Dana Gillespie and Gus Dudgeon. Includes previously unseen performance footage and unheard recordings

With remarkable, unheard audio recordings, unseen archive and unpublished documents alongside exclusive interviews with David’s family, girlfriends, lifelong friends and early collaborators, this film shows how his experiences in the 1960s created a blueprint for his entire career.Starting in 1966, when he changed his name to Bowie, the film traces his interest in everything from Bill and Ben, the Flowerpot Men, to Anthony Newley. Highlights include a deconstruction – through the eight-track masters – of Bowie classics including Space Oddity, and the song he wanted to forget, The Laughing Gnome.Contributors include Bowie’s first cousin and lifelong friend Kristina Amadeus, and his former girlfriend and muse Hermione Farthingale – neither of whom have been filmed talking about him before; the late Lindsay Kemp, in his last filmed interview; former girlfriend Dana Gillespie; lifelong friends Geoff MacCormak and George Underwood; producers Mike Vernon, Tony Visconti and Tony Hatch; and Woody Woodmansey, the last remaining Spider From Mars.

Directed and produced by Francis Whately, this is the last part of his award-winning and acclaimed David Bowie Trilogy – David Bowie: Five Years, David Bowie: The Last Five Years and now David Bowie: Finding Fame.

Featuring interviews with the following:
David Bowie David Bowie … Himself (archive footage)
Phil Lancaster
Denis Taylor
Tony Hatch
Geoff MacGormack
George Underwood
John Hutchinson
Dana Gillespie
Mark Plati
Earl Slick
Gail Ann Dorsey
Del Roll
Butch Davis
Kenneth Pitt David Bowie’s manager (1967-1970) (archive footage)
Gus Dudgeon (archive footage)
Carlos Alomar
Mike Vernon
Kristina Amadeus
Lindsay Kemp
Hermione Farthingale
Bob Harris
Tony Visconti
Ray Stevenson, photographer
Rick Wakeman
John Cambridge
Mick Woodmansey
John Coleman
Mike Garson
Running Time 1 Hour 30 Minutes Approximately

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Weight.25 lbs


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