ZIGGY STARDUST AND THE SPIDERS FROM MARS
1973, Pennebaker Hegedus Films, 90 min, UK, Dir: D.A. Pennebaker

Director D.A. Pennebaker’s filmic record of David Bowie’s brain-frying final concert as his Ziggy Stardust incarnation in July 1973 is key evidence why Bowie was suddenly catapulted to slavish cult adoration. A bridge between cult fetish and massive popular appeal right before the record industry (and the Thin White Duke himself) homogenized the pop star’s image into something less threatening.


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