Velvet Goldmine

Velvet GoldmineBB.5

(out of 5)


Overly long and messy but visually stunning tribute to the period of seventies glam rock. plays a Ziggy Stardust-like singer whose death during a concert performance leads many of his closest fans and admirers to suspect he may have staged it as a publicity stunt. decides to investigate the matter personally, and so interviews Rhys-Meyers’ good friend () and ex-lover () to find out more of a back story on this stunning musical icon whom he himself worshipped as a teenager. The music is first-rate, as are Sandy Powell’s costumes, but you’ll be tired of it long before it’s over.


United Kingdom/USA, 1998

Directed by Todd Haynes

Story by , Todd Haynes, Screenplay by Todd Haynes

Cinematography by

Produced by

Music by ,

Production Design by

Costume Design by

Film Editing by

Film Festivals:  Cannes 1998


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Academy Award Nomination
Best Costume Design (Sandy Powell)

Independent Spirit Award
Best Cinematography

Nominations
Best Feature
Best Director (Todd Haynes)

British Academy Award
Best Costume Design

Nomination
Best Make Up/Hair


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