I thought it was a great documentary. The talking heads were all people who knew him, the older clips were used for context and the Bowie quotes were perfect. I was delighted that there wasn’t a single ‘critic’ or ‘uber-fan’ in sight. You got the impression he was full of beans, excitement and curiosity right through to the very end. He looked so fit and energetic. What a man! What a life!
I could have done with more of The Next Day band talking about and playing those songs. That band was much more engaging and interesting on the TV than the Blackstar one, although the opposite is arguably true on the records. I also felt the last few months were somewhat rushed, but, then, those last few months were probably very rushed in real life for the man himself.
The most moving part was Tony Visconti spotlighting Bowie’s vocal on the track Lazarus. Fair choked me up, it did.
What did you think?