“He was fighting death, and he wanted to continue and continue.”
For Bowie fans (and I can’t imagine anyone who isn’t), one of the most heartbreaking things to read about his untimely death was how he had so many plans in the works — knowing he was dying and desperately wanting to go on. As with Prince, it’s still impossible for our brains to accept our Starman isn’t here anymore. Beyond that, as soon as he’d passed, word came that director/producer, Francis Whately had been working on a follow-up documentary to 2013’s David Bowie: Five Years, which already aired on the BBC, then here in the states on HBO; we’re both grateful and anxious to watch, knowing the tears will flow nonstop.
Covering the making of Lazarus (play) as well as his last two albums, The Next Day and Blackstar, The Last Five Years explores his approach to creating, and features rare footage of Bowie, his bandmates, friends and peers. Here’s a first look of the film that will premiere on HBO January 8th.
We’ll miss you forever …