Thursday, February 12, 2009

M.I.A. on Region 1 DVD Tribute Month (Film 12) Images From My All Time Favorite Films: Cracked Actor: A Film About David Bowie (1975)

When asked what my favorite film is, I usually respond by naming this one:



When asked what my favorite album is, I almost always name this one:



Both had some of their most important origins in this remarkable BBC documentary:



















10 comments:

Brandon Colvin said...

YESSS.

I really need to see THE MAN WHO FELL TO EARTH again. And, you know very well that LOW is one of my favorite albums of all time. I'd love to see this documentary.

Professor Brian O'Blivion said...

Now that's coolness. I'd love to see this film. Love Bowie.
Haven't seen THE MAN WHO FELL TO EARTH in ages.

Ned Merrill said...

I love LOW as well. It's been years since I saw TMWFTE...I will have to check out the Criterion edition one of these days. I didn't know about the doc--too bad it couldn't be included with the aforementioned Criterion disc.

S. B. Prime said...

Are you aware that a YouTube user has uploaded what seems to be the film in its entirety?

If not, enjoy!

http://www.youtube.com/profile?user=kwijibomonkey&view=videos

Lauren said...
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Kotto said...

i know i've found a home now. i had no idea so many others loved low as much as i do. roeg can do no wrong in my book. just re-watched bad timing last week and despite 2 hours of staring at art garfunkle, it's a masterpiece.

Keith said...

I love the Low album. It's an incredible album. I've never seen this film though. Always wanted to since I'm such a big Bowie fan.

Brandon Colvin said...

Kotto - Amen, regarding BAD TIMING. That movies gets no love, but it is absolutely phenomenal.

Jeremy Richey said...

Thansk everyone for the comments. Sorry I have been late in responding, it's been a busy week.
Nice to see so much love for Bowie and Roeg here...two guys who altered the way I look at art for the better.

BTW...Bad Timing is the shit, an absolute masterpiece.

Kotto said...

i didn't do it much justice, but i wrote a few paragraphs on bad timing for valentine's day.