Other than a bunch of name-drops due to the seasonally-appropriate Peace On Earth/Little Drummer Boy discussions, there has been no David Bowie news worth posting about.  Seriously.  None.  Sure, there was a cover of  “Peace On Earth/Little Drummer Boy” and a pointless list published by Pitchfork, but those aren’t really worth a post.  So, instead of Bowie news today I bring you a giggle…or a groan (depending on the guilty pleasure or fiery hatred you feel for LOLcats).

That’s the best I have for you today.  If David Bowie doesn’t do something interesting soon, I might have to dredge up other random bits to post about.  Or come up with a rant or rave or something…..

4 Responses to “Whither the David Bowie?”

  1. Latetotheshow Says:

    This may constitute news and another name-check: Kenneth Turan, in his review of “The Day The Earth Stood Still” reached all the way back to Bowie in “The Man Who Fell To Earth” to find a a performance as affectless as Keanu Reeves’s. This was not a criticism (I think).
    The next day, coincidentally, the Criterion Collection announced that the first four releases of their long-awaited Blu-Ray series would include…wait for it…”The Man Who Fell To Earth.” So if you need a really hi-def version of that film, with Criterion’s usual thorough documentation, it can now be yours. I live a faily low-def life, but it’s nice to know that if I’m willing to invest the ten long it would take to upgrade my media center, I can have it.
    I do wonder if Mr. Bowie has entered the Witness Protection Program. What did he see?

  2. Webmistress Says:

    It seems like Mr. Turan might have missed something in his reach for a name-drop. I’m fairly sure that Bowie’s performance was supposed to be affectless, but Keanu is just affectless in general. They should have cast him as Gort instead of Klaatu in The Day The Earth Stood Still.

    Maybe I will do a posting about the new Blu-Ray. It seemed like a More Crap To Own type of thing, but I need something to right about! Going crazy!

  3. Latetotheshow Says:

    Madness is indeed afoot, but enough about my family.
    Where I disagree with Mr. Turan is that Bowie’s performance is subtle, but not unemotional…the character’s forced humanizing is the point of the story, and the cause of his tragic failure. There are some scenes where Mr. Bowie isn’t doing much, but the result is almost unexpressably sad (I should probably note for the record that this movie is the rabbit hole I fell down, so it’s nice that people are bringing it up).
    And as for Mr. Reeves: he’s a video game character brought to life…which probably explains everything.

  4. Webmistress Says:

    Agreed on Reeves – he is terrible in almost every movie he’s in! (Though that apparently hasn’t stopped me from watching his movies.) He was at his best in The Matrix…which isn’t saying much. In Bram Stoker’s Dracula he was stupefyingly bad. Last time we watched it the Webmaster commented that Reeves’ accent sounded like he was in a 10th grade drama department production of Dracula. Good thing Gary Oldman was around to save the movie and Anthony Hopkins was there to provide some comic relief, otherwise the whole thing would have been unwatchable.