Movies recommended by David Bowie
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11 Legendary Latin American and Spanish Movies

David Bowie’s 10 favorite Latin American and Spanish Films from the last 100 years. He was asked to pick 10, but picked 11, which is amazing!
David Bowie
David Bowie
Actor, Musician
David Bowie’s 10 favorite Latin American and Spanish Films from the last 100 years. He was asked to pick 10, but picked 11, which is amazing!
Movies from David Bowie

2001: A Space Odyssey

Humanity finds a mysterious object buried beneath the lunar surface and sets off to find its origins with the help of HAL 9000, the world's most advanced super computer.
David Bowie
David Bowie
Actor, Musician
"In England, it was always presumed that it was written about the space landing, because it kind of came to prominence around the same time. But it actually wasn't," he later said. "It was written because of going to see the film 2001, which I found amazing... it was really a revelation to me."
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The Office

Documentary-style sitcom sets in the offices of a Slough paper merchant.
David Bowie
David Bowie
Actor, Musician
Who can forget this piece of absolute televisual magic, created when David Bowie agreed to guest on an episode of the second series of Ricky Gervais’ follow-up to The Office, Extras? When tasked by Gervais to sing something “retro, something like Life on Mars?”, Bowie apparently responded sarcastically, saying, “Sure, I’ll just knock off a quick Life on Mars? for you” – yet the song he came up with was, hilariously, almost as good. We dare you to dislodge “see his pug-nosed face” from your head for the next week.
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Disco 2 (TV Series 1970–1971)

With Tommy Vance, Mike Harding, Pete Drummond, Richard Williams.
David Bowie
David Bowie
Actor, Musician
But there’s a good television programme called “Disco 2.” It’s quite good but again it’s average, average. It’s all on a down play.
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R. Strauss Four Last Songs

David Bowie
David Bowie
Actor, Musician
When was the last time music made you cry? There is one piece of music that puts me in a place that no other music does. It’s called Four Last Songs, written by Richard Strauss.
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Lou Reed

David Bowie
David Bowie
Actor, Musician
I also saw Lou Reed at Town Hall. I thought that was magnificent. There was something so fundamental about what he was doing, and it gave him so much room to weave anecdotes and witticisms — things Lou is very good at.
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Radiohead

David Bowie
David Bowie
Actor, Musician
What was the last great performance that you saw? This year, I saw Radiohead at the Beacon Theatre [in New York]. I had a shrewd suspicion that they were the best band around, and that convinced me.
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Bob Dylan

David Bowie
David Bowie
Actor, Musician
I’m trying to think if there’s anyone who truly has honed his craft to a point that you are really, really glad that he stayed with one thing all the way through his life. Of course there is. How stupid of me! Bob Dylan.
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Jesus' blood Never Failed Me Yet

David Bowie
David Bowie
Actor, Musician
This will either drive you up the wall or you will produce some amazing drawings while listening to it. You could probably cook a fish to this as well.
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Senegal Fast Food

David Bowie
David Bowie
Actor, Musician
Let's dance. Saw this on Africa Channel or maybe Link last year and play it at least once a week. What time is it in Paradise indeed?
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Get Around To It

David Bowie
David Bowie
Actor, Musician
Quite strange but atmospheric. The late Arthur Russell was supplying all the background effects on his electric cello.
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Sonny's Lettah (Anti-Sus Poem)

David Bowie
David Bowie
Actor, Musician
The great Kwesi Johnson at his saddest. This forceful slice of narrative is part of the continuing evolvement from griot through the Last Poets to Mos Def.
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Storm

David Bowie
David Bowie
Actor, Musician
GYBE are among my, erm, two favourite Montreal bands, Arcade Fire being the other. All Montreal bands have around nine members, I believe.
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Blue Skies

David Bowie
David Bowie
Actor, Musician
I'm not a big Baker fan but there's something about this performance that touches me. I think it's the break in her voice among all this gaiety and optimism.
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Elvis Presley

David Bowie
David Bowie
Actor, Musician
Which living person do you most admire? Elvis.
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Damien Hirst

David Bowie
David Bowie
Actor, Musician
You admire Damien Hirst, though. He’s different. I think his work is extremely emotional, subjective, very tied up with his own personal fears — his fear of death is very strong — and I find his pieces moving and not at all flippant.
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Lucian Freud

David Bowie
David Bowie
Actor, Musician
I admire the trickery of his work, the cankerous skin, which is nice and grungy. But I don’t buy into him being the greatest painter that we have
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David Bomberg

David Bowie
David Bowie
Actor, Musician
I find his kind of bas-relief way of painting extraordinary. Sometimes I’m not really sure if I’m dealing with sculpture or painting. Plus, I’ve always been a huge David Bomberg fan. I love that particular school. There’s something very parochial English about it. But I don’t care. I like Kossoff for the same reason.
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Frank Auerbach

David Bowie
David Bowie
Actor, Musician
Art was, seriously, the only thing I’d ever wanted to own. It has always been for me a stable nourishment. I use it. It can change the way that I feel in the mornings. The same work can change me in different ways, depending on what I’m going through. For instance, somebody I like very much indeed is Frank Auerbach. I think there are some mornings that if we hit each other a certain way — myself and a portrait by Auerbach — the work can magnify the kind of depression I’m going through.
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Tintoretto

David Bowie
David Bowie
Actor, Musician
Yeah, I collected very early on. I have a couple of Tintorettos, which I’ve had for many, many years.