Discussion in 'Visual Arts' started by Peace N. Love, Jan 4, 2019.
Bowie, I’d think. His story is extremely interesting.
Bowie biopic could definitely work.
Also, giving it a title of one of his songs, such as Starman.
Michael Jackson maybe? Prince?
I’m thinking “Moonlight Daydream” as “Starman” has already been used. I like it, though.
Come to think of it with Bowie you could have a Rami Malek cameo and people would go wild.
Who’d be a good actor to portray Bowie? Dunno. One of The Hemsworths?
(be gentle, throw small rocks).
I’ll think on it more.
If we're talking big names (sort of the opposite of Malek who wasn't a A-Lister) I think Brad Pitt could do a convincing Bowie. Probably a bit old now. They made Christian Bale into Dick Cheney so maybe it doesn't matter?
Stevie Ray Vaughan
Someone who can act, sing and have stage presence. Someone like an ex-Mouseketeer.
Ryan Gosling or Justin Timberlake????
(don't be gentle, throw big rocks)
Mott the Hoople
Andy Partridge (&XTC).....
The whole "Valium withdrawal"-thing could make quite a compelling story!
Then, end with the 'even-when-you-win, you-lose' element of "Dear God".
I'd go see it!
remaking few parts of the Nowhere Boy film and following the paths up till December 1980
Now that we have a Brian film, I’d love one focusing on Dennis Wilson.
Good pick. his story would be compelling on the big screen. It all ends ala Buddy Holley in the aircraft but the backstory- the years of blues clubs, "overnight fame" when he was brought into the big leagues by John Hammond, Jackson Brown and Bowie, getting booed at Montreux during an excellent performance and then his triumphant return there a couple of years later. The Road struggles, the rehab and his stellar comeback.
Probably no one because it would be considered derivative. now.
The success f this movie was somewhat unexpected.
No doubt lots of copycat biopics with other bands will follow.
My opinion: None will be good and none will be as successful....even the Rocketman (and I'm not talking about the N.Korean guy)
yep, somewhere some studio exec is running thru bands and songs right now...
You would need to space it out to at least 8 episodes, IMO:
1 - Early days in Cambridge, start of the first incarnation of the band with Syd fronting.
2 - Early success, but Syd's troubles mount. Here at the end you could have them not picking him up for rehearsal.
3 - The band finding its way after Syd. More through Meddle or Obscured By Clouds. Plenty here to pack into one episode.
4 - The band finds its second massive success with Dark Side of The Moon. Their troubles in following it up.
5 - Wish You Were Here through Animals. Fissures begin in the Waters-led incarnation of the band.
6 - The Wall and its resulting live debacle as the band fractures.
7 - The Wall film (get the guy who played Geldof in Bohemian Rhapsody back for this, lol), Final Cut and the dissolution of the band.
8 - Everything that happened after and to this day (or through Momentary Lapse to Endless River and Waters solo excursions. Draw parallels to Waters' Wall concept and the anti-immigrant hysteria of today's political situation. Syd would be a specter through the whole show.
And like a Led Zep biopic, it would never happen without the use of the band's original music, which the Floyd would likely not grant.
We'll see. I thought Bohemian Rhapsody was a pretty enjoyable film, but it hewed pretty close to the style of the Johnny Cash biopic and others, IMO.
The biopic has been done well many times before Queen
Bon Scott - From prog-rock unknown to superstar heavy metal front man. Possible title: "It's A Long Way To The Top"
Rock Bio-pics that could be fantastic:
Early days seeing the Velvet Underground
Recording The Modern Lovers
Going to Bermuda and having his conception of music fundamentally changed
Returning home and having your heart and inspiration totally at odds with your most successful recordings
Carving out a new following and finding success on his own terms
Early years as a pop singer
Relationship with Jagger/Stones
Reemergence as chanteuse nursing broken wings
And after watching Bandersnatch on Netflix, I really want a Pulp biopic starring Fionn Whitehead as Jarvis Cocker that culminates in their headlining set at Glastonbury.
At the risk of verging on "Doctor Who" territory (and that Bob Dylan movie), I'd venture you could have a handful of actors playing Bowie at various eras.. regeneration scenes optional ;-)
They actually were planning one a while back with Aaron Eckhart as Dennis. It fell through and there hasn’t been any update. Shame because in some ways I think a Dennis film would be more compelling than Love And Mercy.
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