Until the very end, David Bowie was an artist full of surprises. On his 69th birthday, he released a new album, Backstair, which turned out to be his swan song, his farewell to the world. The final song in this album is “I Can’t Give Everything Away”, which is immensely appropriate for an artist whose seemingly endless resourcefulness and chameleon qualities have earned him a place of its own in the pantheon of contemporary pop artists.
His many personae made him more than a great musician. Ziggy Stardust, Aladdin Sane, Thin White Duke were all a part of him. His peerless influence as a performer extended beyond music and art into our beloved world of cinema. Although sporadic, his career in film was successful, and he worked with some of the best filmmakers of our time. Here are six films to remember David Bowie.
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