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Encyclopedia > Velvet Goldmine
Velvet Goldmine
Directed by Todd Haynes
Produced by Christine Vachon
Written by James Lyons
Todd Haynes
Starring Ewan McGregor
Jonathan Rhys Meyers
Christian Bale
Toni Collette
Eddie Izzard
Music by Carter Burwell
Editing by James Lyons
Distributed by Miramax
Release date(s) May 21, 1998 (Cannes Film Festival, France); August 16, 1998 (General UK release)
Running time 124 min.
Language English
IMDb profile

Velvet Goldmine is a 1998 film directed and co-written by Todd Haynes. The film tells the story of a popstar based mainly on David Bowie's 'Ziggy Stardust' character and is set in Britain during the days of glam rock in the early 1970s. Image File history File links VelvetGoldminePoster. ... Maverick, onetime New Queer Cinema director Todd Haynes was born on January 2, 1961, in Encino, California, and has had a controversial career. ... Christine Vachon (b. ... James Lyons can refer to: James J. Lyons (1890 - 1966), American politician James Lyons (film) (1961 - 2007), American editor and actor James Lyon Category: ... Ewan Gordon McGregor (born March 31, 1971; pronounced [1]) is a Scottish actor who has had significant success in mainstream, indie and art house films. ... JRM redirects here. ... Christian Charles Philip Bale (also known professionally as Christian Morgan Bale; born 30 January 1974) is an acclaimed British[2][3] Actor who is known for his roles in the films Newsies, American Psycho, Shaft, Equilibrium, The Machinist, Batman Begins, and The Prestige, among others. ... Toni Collette (born November 1, 1972) is an Academy Award-nominated Australian actress and musician. ... Edward John Eddie Izzard (born February 7, 1962) is an English[1] stand-up comedian and actor, known for his cross-dressing. ... Carter Burwell (born November 18, 1955, in New York) is a composer of film soundtracks. ... Miramax is a Big Ten film distribution and production company. ... is the 141st day of the year (142nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full 1998 Gregorian calendar). ... The Cannes Film Festival (French: le Festival de Cannes), founded in 1939, is one of the worlds oldest, most influential and prestigious film festivals. ... is the 228th day of the year (229th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full 1998 Gregorian calendar). ... The English language is a West Germanic language that originates in England. ... The year 1998 in film involved some significant events. ... Maverick, onetime New Queer Cinema director Todd Haynes was born on January 2, 1961, in Encino, California, and has had a controversial career. ... David Bowie (IPA: []) (born David Robert Jones on 1947 January 8) is an English singer, songwriter, actor, multi-instrumentalist, producer, arranger and audio engineer. ... The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars is a 1972 concept album by David Bowie, praised as the definitive album of the 1970s by Melody Maker magazine. ... Glam rock (also known as glitter rock), is a style of rock and pop music, which initially surfaced in the post-hippie early 1970s. ...

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About the film

The film centers on Brian Slade, a bisexual folk minstrel-cum-glitter icon patterned after David Bowie and to a lesser extent, Marc Bolan and Brian Eno, played by Jonathan Rhys Meyers, in a career breakout performance. Ewan McGregor co-stars in the role of Curt Wild, a glam-rock performer who doesn't back down from sex, nudity or drugs on or off stage, and whom many consider to be loosely based on Iggy Pop, with a dash of Lou Reed and Alice Cooper. Also featured are Toni Collette as Slade's wife, and Eddie Izzard as his manager. The tale strongly parallels Bowie and Pop's relationship in the 1970s and 1980s, with parallel stages in both stories including "folk singer takes illegal substances" and "open-minded glam rocker becomes bland straight guy." Brian Slade's gradually overwhelming on-stage persona of "Maxwell Demon" and his backing band, "Venus in Furs", likewise bear a resemblance to Bowie's similar persona and backing band, Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars. The film is also strongly influenced by the ideas and life of Oscar Wilde (seen here as a progenitor of glam rock), with a dash of Jean Genet influence. The narrative structure of the film is modeled on that of Orson Welles' Citizen Kane[1]. “Bisexual” redirects here. ... David Bowie (IPA: []) (born David Robert Jones on 1947 January 8) is an English singer, songwriter, actor, multi-instrumentalist, producer, arranger and audio engineer. ... Marc Bolan (born Mark Feld; 30 September 1947 - 16 September 1977), was an English singer, songwriter and guitarist whose hit singles, fashion sensibilities and stage presence with T Rex in the early 1970s helped cultivate the glam rock era and made him one of the most recognisable stars in British... Brian Eno (pronounced IPA: ) born on 15 May 1948 in Woodbridge, Suffolk, England) is an English electronic musician, music theorist and record producer. ... JRM redirects here. ... Ewan Gordon McGregor (born March 31, 1971; pronounced [1]) is a Scottish actor who has had significant success in mainstream, indie and art house films. ... James Newell Osterberg, Jr. ... Lou Reed, born Lewis Allen Reed[1] March 2, 1942, is an American rock singer-songwriter and guitarist. ... Alice Cooper (born February 4, 1948) is an American rock singer, songwriter and musician whose career spans four decades. ... Toni Collette (born November 1, 1972) is an Academy Award-nominated Australian actress and musician. ... Edward John Eddie Izzard (born February 7, 1962) is an English[1] stand-up comedian and actor, known for his cross-dressing. ... Glam rock (also known as glitter rock), is a style of rock and pop music, which initially surfaced in the post-hippie early 1970s. ... The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars is a 1972 concept album by David Bowie, praised as the definitive album of the 1970s by Melody Maker magazine. ... Oscar Fingal OFlahertie Wills Wilde (October 16, 1854 – November 30, 1900) was an Irish playwright, novelist, poet, and author of short stories. ... Jean Genet (French IPA: ) (December 19, 1910) – April 15, 1986), was a prominent, controversial French writer and later political activist. ... This article includes a list of works cited or a list of external links, but its sources remain unclear because it lacks in-text citations. ... Citizen Kane is a 1941 mystery/drama film released by RKO Pictures and directed by Orson Welles, his first feature film. ...


Synopsis

The story follows a British journalist, Arthur Stewart (Christian Bale), who has to search his own past when writing an article about the mysterious disappearance of a former glam-rock star, Brian Slade, for an American periodical. The film turns Slade's paranoia of being murdered during a concert (a paranoia that Bowie incorporated into the Ziggy Stardust story in the climax of the Ziggy Stardust album) into a career-ending publicity stunt by Slade, after which he gradually disappears from the public view entirely. As Stewart locates and talks with people connected to Slade, trying to find out what happened, he revisits the glam-rock scene of the 70s in a series of vignettes, which recreate the stories of Slade, Wild, and others involved in their lives. Christian Charles Philip Bale (also known professionally as Christian Morgan Bale; born 30 January 1974) is an acclaimed British[2][3] Actor who is known for his roles in the films Newsies, American Psycho, Shaft, Equilibrium, The Machinist, Batman Begins, and The Prestige, among others. ...


Connections to other works

  • The title of the movie takes its name from the b-side "Velvet Goldmine", a song about making out with another man, written by David Bowie.
  • The name of the lead character, Brian Slade, is an allusion to the 1970s glam band Slade. The name of Slade's persona "Maxwell Demon" was named after Brian Eno's first band, which in itself was influenced by James Clerk Maxwell's thought experiment character, "Maxwell's demon".
  • Curt Wild's backing band, The Rats, shares its name with one of Mick Ronson's earliest groups.[2] It also alludes to Iggy Pop's band, The Stooges in that the names of both words share a similar meaning ("rat" and "stooge" both being terms for someone who is an informer).
  • "Venus in Furs" is a reference to a Velvet Underground song of the same name, whose title and lyrics in turn reference a novel of that name by Leopold von Sacher-Masoch. "Flaming Creatures" is also the name of Jack Smith's seminal piece of gay cinema.
  • Much of the script consists of quotes from various works of Oscar Wilde, and several of the scenes involving the character Jack Fairy reference the novels of Jean Genet.
  • The bleak, dystopian feel of the action taking place in 1984 alludes to the novel 1984 by George Orwell and also Bowie's own dystopian song of the same name.
  • The cover art for the Maxwell Demon album is based on an album cover by Jobriath.
  • The "pantomime dame" from the vaudeville troupe is played by influential dancer Lindsay Kemp, a former teacher of Bowie's who collaborated with him on several music videos, including "John, I'm Only Dancing".

Velvet Goldmine is a song written by David Bowie and recorded during the Hunky Dory sessions in 1971. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Brian Eno (pronounced IPA: ) born on 15 May 1948 in Woodbridge, Suffolk, England) is an English electronic musician, music theorist and record producer. ... James Clerk Maxwell (13 June 1831 – 5 November 1879) was a Scottish mathematician and theoretical physicist from Edinburgh, Scotland, UK. His most significant achievement was aggregating a set of equations in electricity, magnetism and inductance — eponymously named Maxwells equations — including an important modification (extension) of the Ampères... Maxwells demon is an 1867 thought experiment by the Scottish physicist James Clerk Maxwell, meant to raise questions about the possibility of violating the second law of thermodynamics. ... Mick Ronson (May 26, 1946 – April 29, 1993) born in Hull, East Riding of Yorkshire was an English guitarist, composer, multi-instrumentalist, arranger and producer. ... This article is about the rock band. ... Venus in Furs is a song by The Velvet Underground, originally released on the album The Velvet Underground and Nico (1967). ... Book cover for Venus in Furs Leopold Ritter von Sacher-Masoch (January 27, 1836 - March 9, 1895), writer and journalist, was born in Lemberg, Austria-Hungary (now Lviv, Ukraine). ... Leopold von Sacher-Masoch Leopold Ritter von Sacher-Masoch (January 27, 1836 – March 9, 1895), writer and journalist, was born in Lemberg, Austrian Empire (now Lviv, Ukraine). ... Flaming Creatures is the name of a small experimental film produced in the USA in early 1960s. ... Oscar Fingal OFlahertie Wills Wilde (October 16, 1854 – November 30, 1900) was an Irish playwright, novelist, poet, and author of short stories. ... Jean Genet (French IPA: ) (December 19, 1910) – April 15, 1986), was a prominent, controversial French writer and later political activist. ... (Redirected from 1984 (novel)) Nineteen Eighty-Four (sometimes 1984) is a darkly satirical political novel by George Orwell. ... Eric Arthur Blair (25 June 1903 [1] [2] – 21 January 1950), better known by the pen name George Orwell, was an English author and journalist. ... Jobriath, 1974 Album Creatures of the Street Jobriath was the stage name of Bruce Wayne Campbell (December 14, 1946 in King of Prussia, Pennsylvania - August 3, 1983) a glam rock singer of 1973 and 1974. ... Lindsay Kemp is a British dancer, actor, teacher, mime artist and choreographer. ... David Bowie (IPA: []) (born David Robert Jones on 1947 January 8) is an English singer, songwriter, actor, multi-instrumentalist, producer, arranger and audio engineer. ...

Reception

The film wasn't successful at the box office, making just $1.5m on a budget of $9m, according to Christine Vachon's 2006 account of independent film producing, A Killer Life. Christine Vachon (b. ...


Costume designer Sandy Powell was nominated for an Academy Award for her work in the film, and won the BAFTA (British Academy of Film and Television Arts).[3] Sandy Powell (born April 7, 1960) is a British costume designer who has been nominated for several Academy Awards in the 1990s and early 2000s. ... This Academy Award was first given for movies made in 1948 when separate awards were given for black-and-white and color movies. ... 2006 - El Laberinto del fauno - Lala Huete The Devil Wears Prada – Patricia Field Marie Antoinette – Milena Canonero Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Mans Chest – Penny Rose The Queen – Consolata Boyle 2005 - Memoirs of a Geisha - Colleen Atwood Charlie and the Chocolate Factory - Gabriella Pescucci The Chronicles of Narnia: The...


Soundtrack and musicians

Although the character of Brian Slade is heavily based on David Bowie, Bowie himself disliked the script and vetoed the proposal that his songs appear in the film. The finished soundtrack includes songs by glam rock and glam-influenced bands, past and present.


The English musicians who played under the name The Venus in Furs on the soundtrack were Radiohead's Thom Yorke and Jonny Greenwood, David Gray, Suede's Bernard Butler, and Roxy Music's Andy Mackay. The American musicians who played as Curt Wild's Wylde Ratttz on the soundtrack were The Stooges' Ron Asheton, Sonic Youth's Thurston Moore and Steve Shelley, Minutemen's Mike Watt, Gumball's Don Fleming, and Mark Arm of Mudhoney fame. In film formats, the soundtrack is the physical area of the film which records the synchronized sound. ... Radiohead are an English rock band. ... Thomas Edward Yorke (born October 7, 1968 in Wellingborough, Northamptonshire, England) is an English musician, best known as the lead singer of the band Radiohead. ... Jonathan Jonny Richard Guy Greenwood (born November 5, 1971 in Oxford, England) is a musician and a member of Radiohead. ... David Gray (born June 13, 1968 in Sale) is an English singer-songwriter. ... Suede (or The London Suede in the U.S.) were a popular and influential English rock band of the 1990s that helped start the Britpop musical movement of the decade. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Roxy Music are an English art rock group founded in the early 1970s by art school graduate Bryan Ferry (vocals and keyboards). ... Andy Mackay (July 23, 1946—) is a British musician, best known as the saxophonist for the group Roxy Music. ... In film formats, the soundtrack is the physical area of the film which records the synchronized sound. ... This article is about the rock band. ... my names asheton!! Ron Asheton (b. ... Sonic Youth is an American alternative rock band formed in New York City in 1981. ... Thurston Joseph Moore (born July 25, 1958 in Coral Gables, Florida) is an American musician best known as a singer, songwriter, guitarist and tallest member of the band Sonic Youth. ... Steve Shelley is a drummer born 23 June 1963 in Midland, Michigan. ... The Minutemen were an American Punk rock band from San Pedro, California comprised of singer/guitarist D. Boon, singer/bassist Mike Watt and drummer George Hurley. ... Michael David Watt (born December 20, 1957 in Portsmouth, Virginia) is a bass guitarist, singer and songwriter, best-known for co-founding the punk rock bands The Minutemen and fIREHOSE; as of 2003, he is also the bassist for the reunited Iggy Pop & The Stooges. ... Gumball were the highest-profile occupation of indie gadabout and Don Fleming, already a veteran of several bands, a guest collaborator for many more, and a significant producer who -- ironically -- helped shepherd alternative rock into its major-label boom years. ... Don Fleming (born in Georgia) is an American musician known for being the frontman of bands such as Velvet Monkeys, B.A.L.L., and Gumball. ... Singer/Guitarist Mark Arm Mark Arm is the vocalist for the grunge band Mudhoney. ... Mudhoney is a grunge band, formed in Seattle in 1988. ...


The soundtrack features new songs written for the film by Shudder To Think and Grant Lee Buffalo,[4] as well as many early glam rock compositions, both covers and original versions. The Venus in Furs covers several Roxy Music songs with Thom Yorke channeling Bryan Ferry on vocals,[4] Placebo covers T.Rex's "20th Century Boy," Wylde Ratttz and Ewan McGregor cover The Stooges' "T.V. Eye", and Teenage Fanclub and Donna Matthews cover The New York Dolls' "Personality Crisis." Lou Reed, Brian Eno, T.Rex, and Steve Harley songs from the period are also included. The album is rounded out by a piece of Carter Burwell's film score. Shudder to Think was an American rock group. ... Grant Lee Buffalo was a Los Angeles-based rock band, consisting of Grant-Lee Phillips (vocals and guitar), Paul Kimble (bass) and Joey Peters (drums). ... Thomas Edward Yorke (born October 7, 1968 in Wellingborough, Northamptonshire, England) is an English musician, best known as the lead singer of the band Radiohead. ... Bryan Ferry (born 26 September 1945 in Washington) is an English singer, musician, songwriter and occasional actor famed for his suave visual and vocal style, who came to public prominence in the 1970s as lead vocalist and principal songwriter with Roxy Music. ... Placebo are an alternative rock band currently consisting of Brian Molko and Stefan Olsdal. ... T.Rex (originally known as Tyrannosaurus Rex, also occasionally spelt T Rex or T-Rex), were an English rock band fronted by Marc Bolan. ... This article is about the rock band. ... Teenage Fanclub are a Scottish alternative rock band from Bellshill, near Glasgow, formed in 1989. ... ... The New York Dolls were a glam rock band in the 1970s that prefigured much of what was to come in the punk rock era. ... Lou Reed, born Lewis Allen Reed[1] March 2, 1942, is an American rock singer-songwriter and guitarist. ... Brian Eno (pronounced IPA: ) born on 15 May 1948 in Woodbridge, Suffolk, England) is an English electronic musician, music theorist and record producer. ... T.Rex (originally known as Tyrannosaurus Rex, also occasionally spelt T Rex or T-Rex), were an English rock band fronted by Marc Bolan. ... Steve Harley and Cockney Rebel were a UK rock band from the early 1970s. ... Carter Burwell (born November 18, 1955, in New York) is a composer of film soundtracks. ... A film score is a set of musical compositions written to accompany a film. ...


All three members of the band Placebo also appeared in the film, with Brian Molko and Steve Hewitt playing members of the Flaming Creatures and Stefan Olsdal playing Polly Small's bassist. Brian Molko (born December 10, 1972, in Belgium) is a songwriter, lead vocalist and guitarist of the band Placebo. ... Steve Hewitt (born 22 March 1971) was the drummer for the band Placebo between Mid-1996 and October 1st 2007. ... Stefan Olsdal (born Stefan Alexander Bo Olsdal) is the bass guitar player of the band Placebo and is part of the musical act Hotel Persona. ...


Tracklisting

Velvet Goldmine
No cover image exists
Soundtrack by various artists
Released 1998
Label London Records
Producer Randall Poster, Todd Haynes, Michael Stipe
Professional reviews
  1. Brian Eno: "Needle In The Camel's Eye" (Brian Eno/Phil Manzanera) – 3:09
  2. Shudder To Think: "Hot One" (Nathan Larson/Shudder To Think) – 3:04
  3. Placebo: "20th Century Boy" (Marc Bolan) – 3:42
  4. Venus in Furs (vocals by Thom Yorke): "2HB" (Bryan Ferry) – 5:39
  5. Wylde Ratttz (vocals by Ewan MacGregor): "T.V. Eye" (Dave Alexander/Scott Asheton/Ron Asheton/James Osterberg, Jr.) – 5:24
  6. Shudder To Think: "Ballad of Maxwell Demon" (Craig Wedren/Shudder to Think) – 4:47
  7. Grant Lee Buffalo: "The Whole Shebang" (Grant-Lee Phillips) – 4:11
  8. Venus in Furs (vocals by Thom Yorke): "Ladytron" (Bryan Ferry) – 4:26
  9. Pulp: "We Are The Boys" (Cocker/Banks/Doyle/Mackay/Webber) – 3:13
  10. Roxy Music: "Virginia Plain" (Bryan Ferry) – 3:00
  11. Teenage Fanclub & Donna Matthews: "Personality Crisis" (David Johansen/Johnny Thunders) – 3:49
  12. Lou Reed: "Satellite Of Love" (Lou Reed) – 3:41
  13. T.Rex: "Diamond Meadows" (Marc Bolan) – 2:00
  14. Paul Kimble & Andy Mackay: "Bitter's End" (Bryan Ferry) – 2:13
  15. Venus in Furs (vocals by Jonathan Rhys Meyers): "Baby's On Fire" (Brian Eno) – 3:19
  16. Venus in Furs (vocals by Thom Yorke): "Bitter-Sweet" (Andy Mackay/Bryan Ferry) – 4:55
  17. Carter Burwell: "Velvet Spacetime" (Carter Burwell) – 4:10
  18. Venus in Furs (vocals by Jonathan Rhys Meyers): "Tumbling Down" (Steve Harley) – 3:28
  19. Steve Harley: "Make Me Smile (Come Up and See Me)" (Steve Harley) – 3:59

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References

  1. ^ Ashare, Matt (9). 'Velvet Goldmine' stirs up the glam past. Boston Phoenix.
  2. ^ Velvet Goldmine: The Movie - The Ziggy Stardust Companion
  3. ^ Awards for Velvet Goldmine, IMDb.
  4. ^ a b Erlewine, Stephen Thomas. "Velvet Goldmine: Review", AllMusic.com.

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Velvet Goldmine - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (610 words)
Velvet Goldmine (1998) is a film directed and co-written by Todd Haynes.
The film tells the story of a popstar based mainly on David Bowie's 'Ziggy Stardust' character and is set in Britain during the days of Glam Rock in the early 1970s.
The film's title may also be intended as an allusion to the name of the band The Velvet Underground.
Velvet Goldmine (1715 words)
Velvet Goldmine's "Maxwell Demon" character (Brian Slade's rock alter-ego), mirrors a certain paranoia Bowie made no secret of at this point in his career: the fear that he would be assassinated on stage by crazed fans.
Velvet Goldmine is a terrific magnifying glass under which to examine the Glam era, thanks to writer/director Todd Haynes.
Goldmine fast-forwards ten years, and Arthur, a British journalist who actually attended the fateful concert, is called upon to find out whatever became of Slade.
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