“David Bowie is a cultural vulture”

David Bowie had a heart attack at 47. Brett Morgen, the American director of “Moonage Daydream”, had his at 49, while working on his documentary. It was January 5, 2017, almost a year after Bowie died. His brain is momentarily damaged. His memory is fading. Yes, he has access to the personal archives of the British musician, his late idol. But sometimes his mind sinks into a lunar reverie, not to say a moonage daydream, and now he forgets at the end of the day what he watched in the morning. In full development of his film, he even had to undergo two scanners. Meeting with a survivor.

What was the first Bowie record you bought?

“Scary Monsters”, when I was 11 years old. For me, Bowie happened around the same time as puberty.

You had this bold phrase: “Bowie was speaking to me then in a way that Judaism never had. »

Yes, I said it. And I agree with me.

In 2007, you meet Bowie.

At the time, we talked about making a non-fiction film. But there was no sequel.

In 2017, you receive permission to have access to Bowie’s personal archives. Why you ?

Probably because I have been making films for twenty-five years…

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