In her latest piece for LA Weekly, Culture Editor Lina Lecaro reviews Moonage Daydream, a documentary by Brett Morgen, described as “vividly immersive.” While there are many documentaries about the musical legend already on film, Moonage Daydream seeks to provide new perspective and offer viewers a Bowie experience like never before. As Lecaro says, “it’s the film hardcore Bowie fans have been waiting for. And it’s the film David Bowie deserves.”
“A collage of imagery, ideas, music and emotion, Daydream is presented in an intentionally loose, nearly nonlinear way, eschewing Behind the Music biography tropes for something experiential, kaleidoscopic and concert-like,” writes Lecaro. “Throwing out traditional setups, like talking heads and rigid chronology, yields one of the most insightful portraits we’ve seen about a music artist, maybe ever. Of course, the sole narrator is Bowie himself, and that makes all the difference. As your senses are seduced by eclectic edits and alluring imagery (both Bowie-created and pop culture related), your mind is enveloped by the subject’s sensitive and insightful words, which create a decidedly un-hazy cosmic connection spanning its two-hour plus runtime. It’s a long movie, but never feels laborious, and it’s consistently enlightening.”
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