Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars

Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars

D A Pennebaker (1982)

85min
PG Certificate
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Review

Our Score
As the director of the Bob Dylan documentary Don't Look Back and the concert film Monterey Pop, DA Pennebaker was the ideal person to capture the Hammersmith Odeon gig that saw David Bowie bid farewell to what still remains his most famous alter ego. The sight of Bowie and his band in full glam regalia is likely to induce more chuckles than nostalgic longing, and Pennebaker's cinéma-vérité style is often too intrusive. But there are some cracking songs on offer, notably the glorious All the Young Dudes, the Bowie-penned anthem made famous by Mott the Hoople.

Summary

DA Pennebaker's documentary chronicling David Bowie's legendary 1973 concert at Hammersmith Odeon, when he performed for the last time in the guise of glam-rock alter ego Ziggy Stardust. Songs include Changes, Time, Rock 'n' Roll Suicide and Oh! You Pretty Things.

Cast & Crew

David Bowie / Ziggy Stardust David Bowie
Director D A Pennebaker

Other Information

Language: English Colour Available on: Available on video

Documentary Music

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