A British journalist (Christian Bale) looks into the mysterious disappearance of his former glam rock idol (Jonathon Rhys Meyers), who staged his own death as a publicity stunt in the early 70s. Also starring Ewan McGregor and Toni Collete.
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Like 'Querelle', this another brilliant queer film that seems to be hated or misunderstood by most gays and straight liberals. This is a film for the sexually fluid, a rare celebration of the BT in LGBT. Sweaty, glittery rock spectacle
Filled with loosy effects and unrequited zooms, Velvet Goldmine is far from being mistakes free. Still, Todd Haynes manages to catch both the eye and the mind with the help of a terrific score, casting and visual background. If the narrative remains quite unfocused sometimes, and suffers from a anti-climatic ending, the whole movie is, nevertheless a quite enjoyable ride into a part-fictionalised glamrock universe.
i tried again after hating it in the theater in 98, but man I still hate this film. It just fails at being exciting, earnest, and authentic. Stellar cast that I just dont buy at all. I love Craig Wedren, but his attempt at recreating Bowie-esque music that mimics but just will never be Bowie is hard on the ear of a fan. And even as a personal story from Haynes about growing up gay its just absolutely no fun.