Sunday, June 29, 2008

David Bowie On Film? Yes Please!!!

I'm amazed there's anyone out there that hasn't seen the amazing Labyrinth, with David Bowie as Jareth The Goblin King. The above clip shows one of the musical numbers from the film, called "Dance Magic Dance", fab!

Bowie also put a good turn in as Andy Warhol in the movie Basquiat (one of the best films ever made, and one of the best soundtracks ever - but that's for another post)  -  Bowie has gone from singing a song about Warhol, to playing him. Nice!  


Bonus youtube clip; Flight Of The Conchord's tribute to the man himself called "Bowie's In Space", which has the great line "Hey Bowie, do you have one really funky sequined space suit?
Or do you have several ch-ch-ch-ch-changes?"


11 comments:

nilpferd said...

Sorry Blimp. (hangs head)
I have seen the Conchords' piss take though, which cheered me up no end, considering I was forced to take part in endless choir versions of Space Oddity while at school in Kiwiland..
I notice you make no mention of Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence...
Back to the footy.. it's all panning out as I planned..

FP said...

No sorry the Warhol portrait's a scary fright wig and I can't get round that. I LOVED him as Deneuve's vampire lover in The Hunger. Magic. One of my favourite ever movie intros with Bauhaus snarling away...

Shoey said...

Nice new banner on the Spill. Is David Bowie hiding behind that tree in his goblin outfit?

Blimpy said...

Yes he is, waiting to steal more babies, and hide them the other side of a large maze.

DarceysDad said...

UGH! Labyrinth is DarceysMam's film comfort food; of course, she didn't own up to that until after we'd moved in together!! Still, mine is The Adventures Of Buckaroo Banzai Across The Eighth Dimension, so I suppose that's a (dishonourable) draw!

http://de.youtube.com/watch?v=8Db4avDn1mc&feature=related

ejaydee said...

What the hell was that?

dsd de niro said...

Ed, you talkin' to me? YOU TAUGGIN'DA MMEEE?!

Or have you just never seen The Thin White Duke with pointy ears before?

ejaydee said...

Yeah I'm talking to you. And then I had a started checking out Labyrinth... I'm just worried about the kids.

DarceysDad said...

Ed - Imagine the scene:

A student house in Yorkshire, so scuzzy that it makes The Young Ones abode look like a laboratory clean room.
The occupants? Half-a-dozen 20-22year-olds (including me and Gordon) with a predilection for loud music, foul science, work avoidance and out-doing each other in the 'WTF?!' stakes. Our only weapons? Chilli sauce, Polish vodka, and a membership card for the local (non-franchise) video shop. I honestly can't remember who picked Buckaroo (my revisionist memory has it being me and RR-registered-lurker PurplePasty), but whatever, two of us loved it, and the rest admitted they had to give it 9.9s on the weird-ometer. Gordon hates it.

A lot of it is on youtube; it is available and cheap on VHS; don't know about DVD; Google will turn up ALL kinds of reviews; start here:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Adventures_of_Buckaroo_Banzai_Across_the_8th_Dimension

In terms of mapping out my future life path, what can I say? I aimed for Perfect Tommy, but ended up as John Bigbooté !!

ejaydee said...

I like the scene, Rich, and I have to admit, my reaction was mostly an interested wtf. I'm not sure I'd want to watch it though, since I'm not in a scuzzy student house, although we do have chili sauce and vodka here... Still, I'm sure I've put myself through far worse in the film stakes, so we'll see what happens if it rains next weekend.

steenbeck said...

Hey, DsD--I've never seen Buckaroo Banzai, but it was huuuuge where I went to college because it's supposedly partly set there. New Brunswick Home for The Criminally Insane? (I lived in New Brunswick for quite a while) And I think this kid I knew was the writer's nephew...I'm racking my brain...there's a connection somehow, damn, what was it? Now I think I want to see it.

Um--I didn't go to college in a home for the criminally insane, that might have come out wrong...