See the trailer for David Bowie's 'The Last Five Years'

music news 14/12/2017

HBO have just released the trailer for David Bowie: The Last Five Years, a documentary based on the life of the legend.

It will be broadcast on January 8 which would have been Bowie's 71st birthday.

Bowie died on January 10, 2016, after a cancer battle. The film focuses on his last three major works and is directed by Francis Whateley.

“Focusing on the artist’s final years, David Bowie: The Last Five Years presents a nuanced look at the evolution of Bowie’s music as told through archival footage and interviews with the musical legend’s bandmates,” HBO said in a statement. “Largely focused on Bowie’s final two albums, The Next Day and Blackstar, the film also explores his musical, Lazarus, which he began developing in the midst of his illness.”

Whateley told Rolling Stone in October that he’d initially struggled with the challenge of finding footage for the 90-minute production, until he hit on the idea of reuniting the band that had recorded Blackstar and filming them performing in the venue where Bowie first saw them.

“I wanted to look at his final period through the prism of the past,” said Whateley, who also made a Bowie documentary called Five Years.

“Near the end of his life, he wrote to see how I was doing. He said to me, 'I'm very happy with my lot in life and the new album. What more can any man ask for?' It really showed the dignity of the man.”

Source: Ultimate Classic Rock