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(crash course raver)
06/08/04 02:50 PM
Re: Bowie Film Theory 101 new [re: dukewhite]  

Well, you're not missing too much on at least two of the three you haven't seen, dukewhite.

Absolute Beginners blows in my estimation--and if I ever see Bowie tap dancing on a huge typewriter again, it will be far too soon. The only good thing about the movie is the theme song. And as for Everybody Loves Sunshine (aka B.U.S.T.E.D.), I own the DVD and have now tried twice--both times unsuccessfully--to sit through the whole thing. I might give it a third try one day . . . but it isn't on my list of priorities.

As for Il Mio West, I know little about it. Can you fill in the gaps in my Bowie knowledge on this one?


(stealing for that one good rush)
06/08/04 04:23 PM
Re: Bowie Film Theory 101 new [re: zigbot]  

[Il Mio west is a Spaghetti Western that Bowie did in 1998 with director Giovanni Veronesi. It is summarized at IMdB thus:

The idealistic lifestyle of a old West farmer Leonardo Pieracconi), his Indian wife Sandrine Holt), and half-breed son (Yudii Mercredi), who narrates the tale is disrupted when his father (Harvey Keitel), an old gunslinger shows up on the farm. Although looking to retire, the family is not happy with his return given his past lifestyle and mistreatment of his family. Things get worse when another gunfighter (David Bowie) shows up and terrorizes the town trying to force the father into a gun fight.

I have never seen it, nor heard of copies of it existing. I can only think of one person who has seen it and has a copy, which I am sure is a bootleg or import and she doesn't share it with anyone. But from what I've heard about it, it's not worth the extreme effort required to find and watch it.

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Twelve just wasn't enough!

06/08/04 04:38 PM
Flower Munchies new [re: Adam]  

In reply to:

But for all round excellence and for Bowie's deepest film portrayal, I'll have to go with Merry Christmas Mr Lawrence.

Absolutely. Though when I watched it again recently (some 20 years after its premier) I found that it hasn't aged very well. Looked really dated. But still Bowie's good in it and so is Sakamoto. And Tom Conti. And the music.

I actually liked "The Hunger" as well but I never watched it again so I don't know if that is still a reliable judgement.

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