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David Bowie: Finding Fame (2019)

Documentary following five years of Bowie's early career, from the late 1960s through to the on-stage death of Ziggy Stardust in 1973 and features never seen before archive interviews with some of Bowie's earliest collaborators.

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Francis Whately
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Cast overview, first billed only:
David Bowie ... Self (archive footage)
Phil Lancaster Phil Lancaster ... Self
Denis Taylor Denis Taylor ... Self
Tony Hatch Tony Hatch ... Self
Geoff MacGormack Geoff MacGormack ... Self
George Underwood George Underwood ... Self
John Hutchinson John Hutchinson ... Self
Dana Gillespie ... Self
Mark Plati Mark Plati ... Self
Earl Slick Earl Slick ... Self
Gail Ann Dorsey Gail Ann Dorsey ... Self
Del Roll Del Roll ... Self
Butch Davis Butch Davis ... Self
Kenneth Pitt Kenneth Pitt ... Self - David Bowie's manager (1967-1970) (archive footage)
Gus Dudgeon Gus Dudgeon ... Self (archive footage)
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David Bowie's death in January 2016 felt like a major milestone. He was one of the most influential music artists of his generation, but Bowie before the creation of Ziggy Stardust, the alter ego that made him famous, remains largely unknown. This film follows five years of his early career, from the late 1960s through to the on-stage death of Ziggy Stardust in 1973. It shows how many of the ideas that originated during these early years and features never seen before archive interviews with some of Bowie's earliest collaborators. Written by SHOWTIME

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28 February 2020 | by toddaustin76See all my reviews

If you're looking for a comprehensive documentary about David Bowie's entire career than this is not it. This film does a great job documenting Bowie's early years of creativity and frustration within the music industry and his legendary metamorphosis into Ziggy Stardust, but that's where it ends unfortunately. All his great work from the 70's that follow Ziggy is left out, which annoyed me enough to write this review. What a shame.


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English

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9 February 2019 (UK) See more »

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David Bowie. Los primeros años See more »

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