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to_dizzy
(crash course raver)
01/10/07 03:07 PM
Bowie's Millions new  

I recently watched a documentary called, "Bowie's Millions." The film was remarkable because it was unauthorized, and parts of it were brutally critical of David Bowie. I'm sure that if Bowie could have, he would have suppressed this documentary at all costs.

There were at least three moments that were astonishing. The first segment featured an interview with Nile Rodgers. Nile was explaining how much he influenced the music on Let's Dance, yet did not receive credit. He said that when Bowie brought him the demo to the title track, the song had a boring, plodding rhythm. Nile wrote the rhythm of the infectious guitar part, he said, the one that guides the entire song.

Nile then described how he showed Bowie the oriental guitar part that starts China Girl, and Bowie said, "That's fantastic." Nile then guided Bowie to the band, because Nile had already taught them the entire arrangement to this song.

Another segment featured an art curator who was appraising Bowie's paintings. The curator said that Bowie's paintings were "rubbish."

The third segment was an interview with Angie Bowie. She said that in 1976 she overheard a conversation between Bowie and Corinne Schwabb. Corinne said, of Angie, "She'll be dead soon." Bowie replied hopefully, "Do you think so?"

"Bowie's Millions" is a great documentary about Bowie. I wish there were more unauthorized material about him out there.



Sam_X
(crash course raver)
01/10/07 07:19 PM
Re: Bowie's Millions [re: to_dizzy]  

I recently watched The Prestige. Bowie was using electric current to terrorize a cat that belonged to the guy who played Gollum in Lord Of The Rings.

It was weird.

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bowiefanpeter
(the voyeur)
01/10/07 10:43 PM
Re: Bowie's Millions new [re: to_dizzy]  

I watched it about 2 months ago. It had some interesting things that I've never seen before like footage of his swiss house.

I doubt that anybody takes Angie seriously - she even shot her credibilty in the foot within her own interview.

I bet most people don't know about Bowie's art. It won't change value, but at least they did feature his work in the show. They were nice about the wallpaper.

I was a bit bothers by them showing Bowie's NYC swank apartment. Bugged since they virtually gave away the address which I wonder is even completely legal.

RB



russellmael
(crash course raver)
01/11/07 04:51 AM
Re: Bowie's Millions new [re: bowiefanpeter]  

"I wish there were more unauthorized material about him out there."

Haha!!! Like DVDs perhaps? You're not real, mate.



zigbot
(stardust savant)
01/11/07 03:39 PM
Re: Bowie's Millions new [re: bowiefanpeter]  

Isn't "Bowie's Millions" over 5 years old? I haven't seen it. But if it's old, he may no longer be in the featured "swank apartment" (the one where those first official portraits with Lexi were taken), as the family moved shortly after Lexi's birth.

zigbot

to_dizzy
(crash course raver)
01/11/07 03:47 PM
Re: Bowie's Millions new [re: zigbot]  

Yes, it's old, but I live in the US, where this doc was not shown so I had to watch it on youtube.



Nature_Boy
(crash course raver)
01/12/07 08:13 AM
Re: Bowie's Millions new [re: bowiefanpeter]  

It's been a little while since i watched the documentary but i'm sure they merely showed the outside and inside of a building "similar" to what David Bowie lived in.

Its about time I had a signature

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bowiefanpeter
(the voyeur)
01/12/07 09:21 AM
Re: Bowie's Millions new [re: Nature_Boy]  

I like how they asked all those interviewed, even the accountants, if they ever slept with Bowie.



to_dizzy
(crash course raver)
01/12/07 09:28 AM
Re: Bowie's Millions new [re: bowiefanpeter]  

Yea, and Suzie Fussey, Mick Ronson's wife, refused to answer. Which as everyone knows, means yes. She's pretty hot too, I don't mind sayin'.



bowiefanpeter
(the voyeur)
01/12/07 09:39 AM
Re: Bowie's Millions new [re: to_dizzy]  

Dana Gillespie also tried a denial, contrary to a couple Bowie biogs.




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