David Bowie

David Bowie

In His Own Words

DVD - 2016
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Always on the money when it comes to music, David Bowie is equally at home talking about the fate of the planet, making wild but intriguing predictions about the future, chatting about the path of music from here on, or discussing any number of writers, poets, philosophers or artists who have inspired him. This collection of filmed interviews and conversations are superb examples of such debates.
Publisher: [United States] :, I.V. Media,, [2016]
Branch Call Number: DVD 781.66 David
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (92 min.) :,sound, color ;,4 3/4 in.
digital, optical, rda
video file, DVD video, rda

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Derringer
Sep 13, 2018

I have always been something of a "David Bowie" fan and his tragic death back in 2016 absolutely shocked me, completely.

This celebrity-documentary featuring David Bowie offers the viewer 10 televised interviews where Bowie speaks his mind on different topics that may, or may not interest the viewer.

For the most part - I enjoyed this documentary. What I liked the most is that it clearly showed me that Bowie did, indeed, have quite a winning sense of humour.

I think that you will also be pleasantly entertained by what Bowie has to say here "in his own words".

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mr_chocolate
May 19, 2018

David Bowie is interviewed by what looks like mostly tv shows from across Europe and at least one from the United States. The candid and playful Bowie interviews shows how he doesn't take himself, or the press, very seriously. Music is a job that he enjoys and that people seem to like, which allows him to continue doing what he loves.
Right from the beginning to the end, the interviews are the only commentary on this film and they jump around in no particular chronological order and ranges mostly from the post 1990's.
An interesting overview of the man, the artist and husband/father.

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Bang_On
Mar 05, 2018

Of course, we are all very aware of the tragic and untimely death of popular recording artist, David Bowie in 2016 at the age of 69.

"In His Own Words" is a 90-minute documentary of 10 collected film-interviews showcasing the wit, the wisdom, and the wonder of David Bowie.

Whether you are a fan of Bowie's, or not - I think that these filmed conversations are certainly well-worth a view as they offer one yet another glimpse at a very eclectic and intelligent-thinking individual who became a greatly-admired pop-culture icon in his own lifetime.

I only wish that there had been a couple of filmed interviews presented here from the earlier years of Bowie's career.

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npchilds
Nov 05, 2016

Simply....awful. Not organized in any kind of temporal or thematic order, no sense of coherence, or interviewers with some insight. The only exception is about a 20 minute interview from just before 'Heroes' was released (an interview *after* would have been more interesting, y'know, when people had actually heard it) where the interviewers and Bowie actually engage and disagree on things, and Bowie links his work to broader 20th century culture. Most of the interviews are 'Tonight Show' caliber and insight. Fun, but not remotely insightful.

There may be a collection of Bowie interviews on video out there that's worth seeing, but this gobbler is not it.

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Quetzlzacatenango
Apr 19, 2016

Just a mash up of old interviews in apparently thematic order, certainly not chronologically. It's interesting if you're interested but I suspect you could youtube all the same clips. You certainly see a very humorous side of David Bowie.

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