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ZIGGY STARDUST AND THE SPIDERS FROM MARS

Donn Alan Pennebaker
Special Session agnès b  
United Kingdow
1973
Colour
35 mm
90’
Original version : english. Photography : Donn Alan Pennebaker. Casting : David Bowie.
Production : Bewlay Bros, Pennebaker Hegedus Films, Mainman. Distribution : Hannah Prouse (BFI). Filmography : Don’t look back, 1967, Monterey pop, 1968
 
On July 3rd 1973 at the London Hammersmith Odeon, David Bowie announced he would quit the stage after a tour which had kicked off more than a year before, The Ziggy Stardust Tour. A few days before the Apollo 11 mission, which were to coincide with the first steps on the moon, the release of the Space Oddity album had ushered in this character from Mars, as a space clone to Lou Reed and Iggy Pop. The concert-film by D. A. Pennebaker is in line with his previous ones about Bob Dylan and Jimi Hendrix in Monterey. An immersion into pre-Punk-Glam. (GG)
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