HBO released the trailer for the documentary, David Bowie: The Last Five Years, which will air on the premium channel in January, in time for what would be the late music icon's 71st birthday. The BBC previously air the documentary last year, same time. The documentary is an intimate look at the musician's last years, as an artist at his peak.
More like five years of crying.
David Bowie's legacy and remarkable burst of creativity at the end of his life does not leave a dry eye in the house.
@THR @HBOPR And that's how long I'm gonna cry watching this...— Bill Donmoyer (@Bill Donmoyer) 1513105192.0
People who have seen the trailer, or have already seen the documentary overseas, are heartfelt by it. They call the film "one of the most beautiful and poignant documentaries" they have ever seen.
@RollingStone <3 Love this. That's all I can say.— Sherrye L. Weinstein (@Sherrye L. Weinstein) 1513182447.0
@THR 1 of the most beautiful and poignant docu i ever seen, w/The invisible war (by Kirby Dick) and ''Tig'' (Tig Notaro). #DavidBowie— nath★ Rip Dolores (@nath★ Rip Dolores) 1513104985.0
The documentary is both sad and beautiful.
@pitchfork Extremely well made documentary, resplendent with all of the key players. Sad and beautiful. ❤️— Gareth Bird (@Gareth Bird) 1513103541.0
Some people who haven't seen it are willing to get HBO -- just to watch!
We are talking Game of Thrones levels of devotion.
@RollingStone @olderdandrt56 Can't wait! I will have to get HBO, FOR IT, BUT WORTH IT, IT SEEMS!— KATHY MULLEN (@KATHY MULLEN) 1513131062.0
The trailer leaves them excited for more.
@THR I've literally never felt like clicking to see a trailer and I rushed to watch this one. Excited to see the documentary.— Franz Salvatierra (@Franz Salvatierra) 1513105897.0
David Bowie is "one of the greatest artists of all time."
@RollingStone one of the greatest artists of all time— Hexcal (@Hexcal) 1513133001.0
@RollingStone Bowie just one of the greats .— Kenneth Luzier (@Kenneth Luzier) 1513178180.0
Many people are not emotionally prepared to look behind the curtain at his last days.
We are not prepared to say goodbye.
@RollingStone not sure I am emotionally prepared for this 😢— Monnikhy (@Monnikhy) 1513130768.0
"Still devastated with this beautiful man's entry to heaven. He had so much more to give."
@RollingStone Still devastated with this beautiful man's entry to heaven. He had so much more to give. #ForeverBowie— Mar (@Mar) 1513181399.0
We miss him.
@RollingStone I miss him— Kenny Costa (@Kenny Costa) 1513178463.0
@RollingStone Star man, you’ve no idea how much you’re missed. Since you’ve gone the worlds gone tits up...😢😩🌎— Mia (@Mia) 1513184086.0
Some people do not even know that this documentary is originally a BBC production. We love his music so much that we forget that he came from over the pond.
He first made his name in music in England.
@IndieWire this doc already exists, no? a BBC production aired last year?— Renato Sampaio (@Renato Sampaio) 1513235749.0
@BlackEyedGurdy @SPIN Only new thing is that it will be on Hbo. Already watched & recorded it last year when it came out on BBC. 😂— Melissa Hawke 🌙 (@Melissa Hawke 🌙) 1513164532.0
The Last Five Years will focus on Bowie's final two albums, The Next Day and Blackstar, and his stage musical Lazarus. The film premieres January 8th on HBO.
The clip teases an array of archival footage, photographs and interview clips. In one, Bowie lays out a tenet of his artistic philosophy:
"Always go a little further into the water than you feel you're capable of being in. And when you don't feel that y… https://t.co/hbxLgHjOEb— Richard (@Richard) 1513112543.0
"Always go a little further into the water than you feel you're capable of being in. And when you don't feel that your feet are quite touching the bottom, you're just about at the right place to do something exciting."
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