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Interview: Talking David Bowie and ‘Moonage Daydream’ with Filmmaker Brett Morgen

There’s a David Bowie for everyone. That was part of what made him so unique. So, any film about the artist would almost inherently struggle to speak to such a broad spectrum. At the same time, in making Moonage Daydream so singular, filmmaker Brett Morgen more or less achieved that improbable goal. The movie was recently nominated for five Emmy Awards, coming off of a season in which it came very close to a couple of Academy Award nominations. Earlier this month, I spoke to Morgen about the documentary. Today, our conversation comes your way.

Below, you can see my discussion with Morgen. We discuss Bowie, for sure, but also a lot just about how the film was crafted. With such a non-traditional doc, it would stand to reason that a less than traditional approach was utilized. So, hearing about and engaging with Morgen was a pleasure, as he clearly is a storyteller as unique as the musician was. Bowie is fascinating, Moonage Daydream is too, and it all made for a chat well worth watching. If you haven’t seen the movie yet, be sure to check it out ASAP. Being a big David Bowie fan is hardly a pre-requisite, but it’s rather likely that you’ll have a new appreciation for him afterwards.

Here now is my interview with Moonage Daydream filmmaker Brett Morgen. Enjoy:

Moonage Daydream is available to watch right now and is nominated for five Emmy Awards!


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