‘David Bowie: The Last Five Years’ by Francis Whately will be released on the special occasion
Here comes HBO with the first teaser of the new David Bowie Documentary. The film was titled as “David Bowie: The Last Five Years”. HBO is set to release this film on 8th of January on the occasion of David Bowie’s 71st birthday. He died of cancer in the year 2016. The film is going to focus and explore mainly on the final years of the music legend, late Starman the Bowie. This includes David Bowie’s long time associates, archival footage, personal interviews, brand members and friends. Apart from this it also includes musicians Earl Slick, producer Tony Visconti Gail Ann Dorsey and Carlos Alomar closest to Bowie, it will also feature rare interviews with Bowie himself.
The teaser trailer for the documentary has been released last week. In this they show about Bowie’s inspirations and methodologies. Bowie speaks about what guided him and who has inspired him his body of work in this way: “I just have a certain niche that I work in,” the artist said. “A lot of it tends to be about alienation. Being on the outside of things. That tends to be where I feel comfortable as a writer.”
This is directed by Francis Whately, “David Bowie: The Last Five Years” will focus on the musician’s work on his last two albums, which are released in 2013 “The Next Day” and in 2016 “Blackstar”, and also the stage musical Lazarus. Earlier, in 2013 “David Bowie: Five years” was also directed and produced by Whatley, that has covered the most influential period of his career, from 1970-1975. After the opening song of Bowie’s 1972 album “The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust” and the “Spiders from Mars”, this movie was named.
Bowie released 26 albums in four decades and was a highly influential artist especially in rock and pop genres. He also had some illustrations in his career like a movie actor, with Martin Scorsese in “The Last Temptation of Christ” and Christopher Nolan in The Prestige.
While speaking of his creative process in the trailer, Bowie notes: “Always go a little further into the water than you feel you’re capable of being in and when you don’t feel that your feet are quite touching the bottom, you’re just about in the right place to do something exciting.” Still sorely missed, we can’t wait to hear more of the late star’s words of wisdom. The only thing to do is to Catch David Bowie: The Last Five Years in January 2018.