• Film ID:
  • 8498
  • Availability:
  • DVD Available from Shop
  • Film cert:
  • Running time:
  • DVD=118 min.
  • Nationality(ies):
  • America.
  • Primary Language(s):
  • English.
VELVET GOLDMINE (1998)
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Aesthetically authentic though ultimately glitzy glamfest, recreating an era most of us would rather forget. Christian Bale plays an '80's journalist, sent from New York to England to investigate the mysterious disappearance ten years earlier of his own teenage idol, Brian Slade. Slade is a thinly-disguised David Bowie, while Ewan McGregor's character Curt Wild, whom Slade had recently taken up with, is presumably Iggy Pop. As homage to those early '70's days of silver suits and ridiculous hair, it's faultless, but somewhere along the way, sadly, somebody seems to have lost the plot.
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