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Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders From Mars

Release Date:July 10, 2002
Running time:90 minutes
Cast:David Bowie, Mick Ronson, Trevor Bolder, Mick Woodmansy, Angela Bowie
Director:D.A. Pennebaker
Producer:Tony Defries, Edith Van Slyck
Distributor:20th Century Fox Film Corporat

Description: The July 3, 1973 concert by David Bowie at London's Hammersmith Odeon Theatre is the subject of this documentary by director D.A. Pennebaker, best known for the earlier rock films Don't Look Back and Monterey Pop. Framed by a smattering of behind-the-scenes footage, the bulk of the film concerns the actual concert, notable as the final time that Bowie would perform under the Ziggy Stardust persona -- an announcement that, at the time, led many fans to mistakenly believe Bowie was retiring altogether. This final performance features numerous songs from Ziggy Stardust, Hunky Dory, Aladdin Sane and other Bowie albums, including Ziggy Stardust, Moonage Daydream, Changes, and Space Oddity, as well as a cover of the Velvet Underground's White Light/White Heat. Though a shortened version of the film was broadcast on television in 1974, the film did not receive a full theatrical release until 1983.~ Judd Blaise, All Movie Guide

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