Just released is the eagerly-awaited trailer for the Brett Morgen-directed David Bowie documentary, Moonage Daydream. The film, which spans Bowie's entire career, theaters hits theaters and in IMAX on September 16th.
Brett Morgen, who's best known for such films of The Kid Stays In The Picture, Cobain: Montage Of Heck, and Jane, was quoted by Rolling Stone as saying, “You know, there might be a few things in Moonage Daydream that the estate isn’t happy to have in there. But they gave me final cut, and never told me I had to include this song or that, or make any changes. Right from the start, it was: This isn’t David’s film. He’s not going to see it. This is David Bowie by Brett Morgen. Make it yours.”
According to the film's official announcement:
Acclaimed filmmaker Brett Morgen has synthesized David Bowie‘s music and art into a sublime kaleidoscopic experiential cinematic odyssey that explores Bowie’s creative, spiritual, and philosophical journey.
With never-before-seen footage, performances, and music, the film is guided exclusively by Bowie’s narration. The motion picture features 48 musical tracks, mixed from their original stems. Bowie’s long-time collaborator and friend Tony Visconti is the film’s music producer.
David Bowie had always regarded performance as a way to enhance his music — not detract from it: “The impact of the show has to be the astounding thing — not the dressing of it, y'know? It's a sort, of perfunctory kind of thing. But, the content has to astound. I mean, you can dress a show with a trillion dollars, or a trillion pounds worth of goodies, but if the show is not substantial, there will be no impact.”