Source - Focusing on the artist’s final years, David Bowie: The Last Five Years presents a nuanced look at the evolution of Bowie’s music as told through archival footage and interviews with the musical legend’s bandmates. Largely focused on Bowie’s final two albums, The Next Day and Blackstar, the film also explores his musical, Lazarus, which he began developing in the midst of his illness.
Will this top The Defiant Ones? Of course not, but it’s still going to be fantastic. David Bowie was the original freak, an alien, an outcast. He marched to the beat of his own drum. Whether it was dressing like a lady in the eighties or putting late night audiences in a trance, he was an original. Everything that came out of his mouth was his own, nothing was pre-produced. Fame wasn’t the goal, music was.
He kept a low profile in the years leading up to his death but that didn’t stop him from releasing two albums and working on a musical. All of which will be covered in the documentary. As will his early life and career, which I find far more fascinating. Even in his younger years he seemed to have himself figured out. Which is more than most people can say. He was self-assured and confident beyond his years. He always looked like he was about to tell a funny secret but couldn’t. Something was holding him back. Hopefully we’ll get to find out what it was.
“Always go a little further into the water than you feel you’re capable of being in, and when you don’t feel that you are quite touching the bottom…you’re just about in the right place to do something exciting.” – David Bowie