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Mxy
(kook)
04/07/05 01:05 PM
Bowie/Aronofsky/Mansell rumours new  

http://www.aintitcool.com/display.cgi?id=19803

I first read about Aronofsky (director of Pi and Requiem for a Dream) claiming Bowie told him he was planning a Watchmen rock opera on April Fool's, so I assumed it was a joke (though the website claimed it wasn't). Now another website mentions this, on an article about a visit to the set of Aronofsky's new sci-fi movie "The Fountain", and adds a rather odd rumour about a collaboration between Bowie and Clint Mansell. This isn't an entirely reliable website, being a rumours-site, but they're often right.

Here's the important part:

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I couldn’t help but dig into some seriously spoilery material with everyone, and they were all surprisingly forthcoming. We heard some cool news about David Bowie, who is working with Mansell to write a new Major Tom song for the end of the film. His “Space Oddity” was one of the things that first inspired Aronofsky, and the way he portrays the desolation of deep space travel certainly calls that song to mind. We also learned that Bowie grilled Aronofsky about his involvement with WATCHMEN. Turns out Bowie’s working on a rock opera version of WATCHMEN on his own, although details about that production are still tentative.



Bring back Bowie's moustache!

diamondogz74
(freecloud)
04/07/05 01:42 PM
Re: Bowie/Aronofsky/Mansell rumours new [re: Mxy]  

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Here's the important part:


I just hope this news is for real?

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who is working with Mansell to write a new Major Tom song for the end of the film


I've often thought we hadn't seen the end of Major Tom, as far as I know the character was never killed off just abandoned to float in space forever more.


London Bye Ta-Ta...

Mxy
(kook)
04/07/05 02:21 PM
Re: Bowie/Aronofsky/Mansell rumours new [re: diamondogz74]  

You're forgetting Peter Schilling's "Major Tom (Coming Home)"!

Wise decision.

Bring back Bowie's moustache!

diamondogz74
(freecloud)
04/07/05 02:57 PM
Re: Bowie/Aronofsky/Mansell rumours new [re: Mxy]  

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Wise decision.


Quite


London Bye Ta-Ta...

Ruskie
(stardust savant)
04/07/05 09:22 PM
poppy cock new [re: Mxy]  

I'd be very interesting to hear a Bowie/Mansell collaboration. It may just be a remix of a new song Mansell is working on, nothing with Bowie directly. Also I doubt it would have anything to do with Major Tom (some ignorant reviews of the Underworld soundtrack talked about Disco King as being about the spaceman too).

As for the Watchman thing, it's 100% April Fools. I saw that blurb about the rock opera on the 1st as well, and now they're just self referencing their own rumours - it's not coming from a separate independent source afterall. I wouldn't pay any heed to it.

I'm still looking forward to The Fountain whether Bowie has any hand it or not.




Mxy
(kook)
04/07/05 11:47 PM
Re: poppy cock new [re: Ruskie]  

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it's not coming from a separate independent source afterall.



The first one was from ComicBookResources, the second one is from Ain't It Cool News. CBR is reliable.

Bring back Bowie's moustache!

Ruskie
(stardust savant)
04/08/05 02:02 AM
cranberry new [re: Mxy]  

Alright, but maybe not so reliable in April 1st. It just seems to me that rock operas went out with the Cold War and slap-bracelets, although someone forgot to tell Queen that.

I didn't know you were into the geek niche, mxy. A couple months ago I skimmed through Wizard at a bookstore for the first time since high school. I've really been disconnected for a while, I read that Hal Jordan was coming back and I thought the sky was about to fall.

It's a madhouse.





decibel
(cracked actor)
04/08/05 05:34 AM
Re: Bowie/Aronofsky/Mansell rumours new [re: Mxy]  

No way is this true! I heard him say in an interview in 2004 (looking very serious) that he'd been approached by several people to make a rock musical but had said no on account of finding the genre boring and embarrassing!

He did say that he might do something like a touring rock theatre, not revealing what on earth that could be...

Still perfecting imperfection

Shelle
(mortal with potential)
04/08/05 09:45 AM
Re: poppy cock new [re: Ruskie]  

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I'm still looking forward to The Fountain whether Bowie has any hand it or not.


Why? Aronofsky pretty succinctly sums up for me all that is trite and shallow in American "arty" cinema right now. Oh look, jerky camera! Oh wow, marvel at those rapid-fire cuts, kids!! Where have I seen those before? Oh yeah, right, MTV.

Aronofsky tends to deliver whatever message he's trying to push with all the style and subtlety of a rock hard pedophile slamming it into 8 year old ass. Without lubrication.



Mxy
(kook)
04/08/05 01:19 PM
Re: cranberry [re: Ruskie]  

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Alright, but maybe not so reliable in April 1st.



That's what I thought, but they haven't denied anything and the rest of the news that day are too boring to be fake. Plus, they're currently posting a more in depht report of their visit to the set of "The Fountain"... No mention of Bowie yet, but the interviews should be posted soon and I'm hoping to find something there.

Anyway, knowing Bowie I don't think this will ever happen, it's probably and idea that floated through his mind like many others. I just think it's cool that he likes the comic book.

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I didn't know you were into the geek niche, mxy. A couple months ago I skimmed through Wizard at a bookstore for the first time since high school. I've really been disconnected for a while, I read that Hal Jordan was coming back and I thought the sky was about to fall.

It's a madhouse.



I haven't bought anything new in over a year (I'm slowly buying backissues Strangers in Paradise and Moore's ABC line), but I keep in touch through news-sites like CBR or Newsarama. Jordan is indeed back, and it turns out Parallax was just a space parasite that took over him. Another returning character is Jason Todd, believe it or not. Nothing is sacred anymore. Next thing you know Barry Allen will be running out of his grave.

Bring back Bowie's moustache!


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