History Film / VelvetGoldmine

30th Jan '17 7:07:05 AM CumbersomeTercel
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A 1998 film by Creator/ToddHaynes about a bisexual pop star and his meteoric rise to fame during the GlamRock movement of the 1970s. It's [[SuspiciouslySpecificDenial absolutely not]] [[NoCelebritiesWereHarmed about]] Music/DavidBowie. The film centers on Brian Slade (Creator/JonathanRhysMeyers), whose outer-space alter ego, [[CaptainErsatz Maxwell Demon]], is in no way Ziggy Stardust. His band, the Venus in Furs, are most definitely not the Spiders from Mars. Throughout his life, Slade falls in love with a series of people who in no way resemble Angie Bowie, Iggy Pop, Lou Reed, Mick Jagger or Brian Eno.

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A 1998 film by Creator/ToddHaynes about a bisexual pop star and his meteoric rise to fame during the GlamRock movement of the 1970s. It's [[SuspiciouslySpecificDenial absolutely not]] [[NoCelebritiesWereHarmed about]] Music/DavidBowie. The film centers on Brian Slade (Creator/JonathanRhysMeyers), whose outer-space alter ego, [[CaptainErsatz Maxwell Demon]], is in no way Ziggy Stardust. His band, the Venus in Furs, are most definitely not the Spiders from Mars. Throughout his life, Slade falls in love with a series of people who in no way resemble Angie Bowie, Iggy Pop, Lou Reed, Mick Jagger Music/IggyPop, Music/LouReed, Music/MickJagger or Brian Eno.Music/BrianEno.



* BeethovenWasAnAlienSpy: Oscar Wilde was an orphan from the stars...right.

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* BeethovenWasAnAlienSpy: Oscar Wilde Creator/OscarWilde was an orphan from the stars...right.



* {{Expy}}: Slade is Bowie, Curt Wild is Iggy Pop (with a dash of Mick Jagger and [[Music/VelvetUnderground Lou Reed]]), Jack Fairy is Brian Eno and Marc Bolan, and The Venus in Furs are The Spiders From Mars.

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* {{Expy}}: Slade is Bowie, Curt Wild is Iggy Pop (with a dash of Mick Jagger and [[Music/VelvetUnderground Lou Reed]]), Jack Fairy is Brian Eno and [[Music/TRex Marc Bolan, Bolan]], and The Venus in Furs are The Spiders From Mars.



** Ewan Mcgregor plays a NoCelebritiesWereHarmed-version of Music/IggyPop / Music/LouReed / Music/MickJagger. Apparently people from Michigan have the tendency to sound like Creator/{{Sean Connery}}.

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** Ewan Mcgregor Creator/EwanMcGregor plays a NoCelebritiesWereHarmed-version of Music/IggyPop / Music/LouReed / Music/MickJagger. Apparently people from Michigan have the tendency to sound like Creator/{{Sean Connery}}.Creator/SeanConnery.



** Half the quotes in the movie are directly from said people, eg, what Mandy says re: Wild and Slade together in bed is a direct quote from Angie; Slade's first question to Mandy is something Bowie said; and everything that sounds just a little apropos of nothing is probably an Oscar Wilde quote or paraphrase.

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** Half the quotes in the movie are directly from said people, eg, what Mandy says re: Wild and Slade together in bed is a direct quote from Angie; Slade's first question to Mandy is something Bowie said; and everything that sounds just a little apropos of nothing is probably an Oscar Wilde Creator/OscarWilde quote or paraphrase.



* WordOfSaintPaul: Ewan McGregor has [[https://twitter.com/mcgregor_ewan/status/637666494487379968 speculated]] on Curt and Arthur's fate after the ending of the film

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* WordOfSaintPaul: Ewan McGregor has [[https://twitter.com/mcgregor_ewan/status/637666494487379968 speculated]] on Curt and Arthur's fate after the ending of the film
26th Mar '16 2:50:46 PM Prfnoff
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A 1998 film by Creator/ToddHaynes about a bisexual pop star and his meteoric rise to fame during the GlamRock movement of the 1970s. It's [[SuspiciouslySpecificDenial absolutely not]] [[NoCelebritiesWereHarmed about]] DavidBowie. The film centers on Brian Slade (Jonathan Rhys Meyers), whose outer-space alter ego, [[CaptainErsatz Maxwell Demon]], is in no way Ziggy Stardust. His band, the Venus in Furs, are most definitely not the Spiders from Mars. Throughout his life, Slade falls in love with a series of people who in no way resemble Angie Bowie, Iggy Pop, Lou Reed, Mick Jagger or Brian Eno.

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A 1998 film by Creator/ToddHaynes about a bisexual pop star and his meteoric rise to fame during the GlamRock movement of the 1970s. It's [[SuspiciouslySpecificDenial absolutely not]] [[NoCelebritiesWereHarmed about]] DavidBowie. Music/DavidBowie. The film centers on Brian Slade (Jonathan Rhys Meyers), (Creator/JonathanRhysMeyers), whose outer-space alter ego, [[CaptainErsatz Maxwell Demon]], is in no way Ziggy Stardust. His band, the Venus in Furs, are most definitely not the Spiders from Mars. Throughout his life, Slade falls in love with a series of people who in no way resemble Angie Bowie, Iggy Pop, Lou Reed, Mick Jagger or Brian Eno.


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* FakeBand: Malcolm from the band "The Flaming Creatures" is [[Music/{{Placebo}} Brian Molko]]. Molko's bandmates Stefan Olsdal and Steve Hewitt also appear as band members.
14th Jan '16 9:27:45 AM Solovei
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* WordOfSaintPaul: Ewan McGregor has [[https://twitter.com/mcgregor_ewan/status/637666494487379968 speculated]] on Curt and Arthur's fate after the ending of the film
8th Jan '16 8:09:45 PM ary_holiday
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* {{Expy}}: Slade is Bowie, Curt Wild is Iggy Pop and Mick Jagger (with a dash of [[Music/VelvetUnderground Lou Reed]]), Jack Fairy is Brian Eno and Marc Bolan, and The Venus in Furs are The Spiders From Mars.

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* {{Expy}}: Slade is Bowie, Curt Wild is Iggy Pop and Mick Jagger (with a dash of Mick Jagger and [[Music/VelvetUnderground Lou Reed]]), Jack Fairy is Brian Eno and Marc Bolan, and The Venus in Furs are The Spiders From Mars.
28th Dec '15 4:56:09 AM Morgenthaler
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** Wild's story of how he was caught ''flagrante'' with [[spoiler:his older brother, and his psychiatric treatment]] are this to LouReed.

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** Wild's story of how he was caught ''flagrante'' with [[spoiler:his older brother, and his psychiatric treatment]] are this to LouReed.Music/LouReed.
5th Nov '15 11:42:20 AM WillBGood
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A 1998 film by Creator/ToddHaynes about a bisexual pop star and his meteoric rise to fame during the Glam Rock movement of the 1970s. It's [[SuspiciouslySpecificDenial absolutely not]] [[NoCelebritiesWereHarmed about]] DavidBowie. The film centers on Brian Slade (Jonathan Rhys Meyers), whose outer-space alter ego, [[CaptainErsatz Maxwell Demon]], is in no way Ziggy Stardust. His band, the Venus in Furs, are most definitely not the Spiders from Mars. Throughout his life, Slade falls in love with a series of people who in no way resemble Angie Bowie, Iggy Pop, Lou Reed, Mick Jagger or Brian Eno.

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A 1998 film by Creator/ToddHaynes about a bisexual pop star and his meteoric rise to fame during the Glam Rock GlamRock movement of the 1970s. It's [[SuspiciouslySpecificDenial absolutely not]] [[NoCelebritiesWereHarmed about]] DavidBowie. The film centers on Brian Slade (Jonathan Rhys Meyers), whose outer-space alter ego, [[CaptainErsatz Maxwell Demon]], is in no way Ziggy Stardust. His band, the Venus in Furs, are most definitely not the Spiders from Mars. Throughout his life, Slade falls in love with a series of people who in no way resemble Angie Bowie, Iggy Pop, Lou Reed, Mick Jagger or Brian Eno.
5th Nov '15 11:41:42 AM WillBGood
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* AgentPeacock: Brian Slade


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* TheDandy: Brian Slade
24th Oct '15 4:11:04 AM Reynardo
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* OohMeAccentsSlipping: Ewan Mcgregor plays a NoCelebritiesWereHarmed-version of Music/IggyPop / Music/LouReed / Music/MickJagger. Apparently people from Michigan have the tendency to sound like Creator/{{Sean Connery}}.

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* OohMeAccentsSlipping: Ewan OohMeAccentsSlipping:
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Mcgregor plays a NoCelebritiesWereHarmed-version of Music/IggyPop / Music/LouReed / Music/MickJagger. Apparently people from Michigan have the tendency to sound like Creator/{{Sean Connery}}.Connery}}.
** Mandy (Brian's wife) is from New York. She affects a put-on British accent most of the time, but slips into her native New York when angry, and (many years) later when being interviewed by Arthur.
9th Oct '15 5:09:26 PM gloopgloopgloop
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* {{Magic Plastic Surgery}}: [[spoiler: How Tommy Stone was created, presumably.]]

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* {{Magic Plastic Surgery}}: MagicalAccessory: Oscar Wilde's brooch, stolen from Jack by Slade, then passed on from [[spoiler: Curt to Arthur at the end]]. May be a real alien artifact that makes the bearer a star, may be symbolic, YMMV.
* MagicPlasticSurgery:
[[spoiler: How Tommy Stone was created, presumably.]]
9th Oct '15 4:57:22 PM gloopgloopgloop
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* {{Magic Plastic Surgery}}: [[spoiler: How Tommy Stone was created, presumably.]]
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