David Bowis Is
Bowie fans will, and certainly should, flock to watch this broadcast of London’s V&A museum’s exhibition about one of the 20th century’s most significant creative figures.
Showcasing memorabilia which Bowie was prescient enough to stockpile as his fame and fortune grew, interspersed with clips of disturbing performance art and his breakout 1972 appearance on Top of the Pops, David Bowie Is is a mostly fascinating multimedia recount of how the young David Jones had a dream and made it come true.
While the documentary comes across as a little indulgent and self-serving with Joe Average Punters delivering sycophantic sound-bites, given Bowie’s enormous contribution to all aspects of art, their unfettered fandom can be forgiven. Aficionados will relish it, while any neophyte will learn great insights into the pop icon.