Preview ‘Moonage Daydream’: A ‘Cinematic Odyssey Exploring David Bowie’s Creative & Musical Journey’

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Moonage Daydream is a new film from director Brett Morgen (who helmed 2012’s Crossfire Hurricane Rolling Stones documentary, 2015’s Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck and 2017’s Jane) set for release this fall. Officially sanctioned by the David Bowie estate, it promises to answer — or at least discuss — some major storylines pertaining to the late musician/cultural icon.

Its official trailer lays out several of those questions in dramatic fashion:

“Questions have arisen such as: Who is he? What is he? Where did he come from? Is he a creature of a foreign power? Is he a creep? Is he dangerous? Is he smart? Dumb? Nice to his parents? Real? A put-on? Crazy, sane, man, woman, robot? What is this?”

What is this?, indeed:

The official description of this new David Bowie film details Moonage Daydream as a cinematic odyssey exploring David Bowie’s creative and musical journey, and is expected to have a theatrical run in the fall, followed by streaming home on HBO Max. Morgen had access to previously unreleased 35mm and 16mm footage from the personal Bowie archives for use with this project, which implies some serious attention to detail that will be fascinating to see on the big screen.

More on its story, via Pitchfork:

Last November, Variety reported that the film would be “neither documentary nor biography, but an immersive cinematic experience built, in part, upon thousands of hours of never before seen material,” citing a source. It was also reported that Tony Visconti, Bowie’s longtime producer, served as the film’s music producer.

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