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Berlin 2013: Launch of David Bowie/Iggy Pop Biopic ‘Lust for Life’

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Una pelicula sobre los años miticos de Pop / Bowie en Berlin está al caer.. ¡ que ganas !

At the close of 1976, both David Bowie and Iggy Pop knew that if they were going to live to see the end of the decade, they had to get out of LA.  Too many drugs, too much drinking, too much weirdness, too many hangers-on with bad intentions.  They bugged out for West Berlin.

This turned out to be one of the most productive and creative times for both men.  Iggy issued both The Idiot andLust for Life.  Bowie’s Low, Heroes and Lodger all resulted from this period.

This story will be told in Lust for Life, a new bio-pic about the period.  The Hollywood Reporter, er, reports.

Increible ENTREVISTA EN TV FRANCESA POP EN 1977:

BERLIN — Brit producers Altered Image have joined forces with Berlin-based Egoli Tossell Film to co-produce Lust for Life, a biopic about the legendary collaboration between pop stars David Bowie andIggy Pop in 1970s West Berlin.

Gabriel Range (Death of a President) is attached to direct Lust for Life from a screenplay by Robin French, a writer for BBC comedy series Cuckoo. Range will co-produce through his Altered Image shingle together with Egoli Tossell’s Jens Meurer.

Pop and Bowie relocated to West Berlin in the late ’70s and began a creative collaboration that would lead to three albums — Pop’sIdiot and Lust for Life and Bowie’s Low — that are widely regarded as some of the two artists’ best work.

“[Lust for Life] is not a traditional rock biopic, for no one dies at the end,” Egoli Tossell said in a statement, adding that the central character of the film will be the divided city of West Berlin, which in the 1970s became a magnet for artists, hedonists and political activists of all stripes.

Iggy Pop David Bowie Marianne Faithfull en Berlin 1977…. grrrr

iggy pop david bowie marianne faithfull in berlin 1977

Bowie’s Berlin period is back in focus following the Jan. 8 release of “Where Are We Now?” — his first single in years. In the song, Bowie takes a wistful look back at his time in the German capital, with lyrics sign-posting several of his favorite Berlin hangouts including KaDeWe and Potsdamer Platz.

French has based his screenplay on several sources, including the biographies Starman: David Bowieand Open Up and Bleed: Iggy Pop from writer and former Mojo editor Paul Trynka.

Lust for Life started life as a project at the European Film Market’s co-production meetings in Berlin last year. The film has received development funding from the German National Filmboard and Creative England in the U.K.. The producers will be pitching the film to international buyers at the European Film Market in Berlin this week.

David Bowie and Iggy Pop Berlin

BOWIE Victoria & Albert Museum Exhibition 2013.

On Bowie arrest in Rochester 1976:

Este es el fantastico documental “Cracked Actor” dirigido por Alan Yentob en 1974:

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Un pensamiento en “IGGY POP The Berlin years… Biopic

  1. Las fotografías son impresionantes, queda obsoleto hasta el comentario que pueda hacer de los grandes, buscáis un espejo que refleje la grandeza de la espontaneidad… la música es genial y el blog me me parece muy interesante, tiempo al tiempo..

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