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Bowie documentary Moonage Daydream premiere

Documentary filmmaker Brett Morgan (The Kid stays in the Picture, Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck) has gained access to over five million items, unique drawings, photos, films, music recordings and notes, from the David Bowie Estate.

The result – the spectacular documentary Moonage Daydream, which premieres around the world this Friday, September 16.

Morgan, who is known for plowing deep into his films, takes a personal approach in a style described as "Bowie-esque" in spirit. He has spent four years putting the film together, then spending a year and a half creating the right soundscape, getting animations in place and ensuring that the colors in the film reflect the object.

Moonage Daydream was part of the "Official selection" during this year's Cannes film festival and has received rave reviews throughout. Vouge believes that Moonage Daydream is one of the best movies about an artist ever. The English Guardian calls the film "glorious".

All told, David Bowie released 26 studio albums. He died on 10 September 2016, two days after the album Blackstar was released. He lived to be 69 years old and left behind a groundbreaking musical legacy that helped revolutionize rock music from the 1970s onwards.

Photo Credit Adam Bielawski

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