Cracked Actor

Cracked Actor (1975)


The documentary depicts Bowie on tour in Los Angeles, using a mixture of documentary sequences filmed in limousines and hotels, and concert footage. Most of the concert footage was taken from a show at the Los Angeles Universal Amphitheatre on 2 September 1974. There were also excerpts from D.A. Pennebaker's concert film Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars, which had been shot at London's Hammersmith Odeon on 3 July 1973, as well as a few other performances from the tour. Cracked Actor is notable for being a source for footage of Bowie's ambitious Diamond Dogs tour at the time he was a cocaine addict and also for showing Bowie's fragile mental state during this period.

Director: Alan Yentob

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Release Date: 1975-01-01
Status: Released
Run time: 53 min / 0:53
Production Company : British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)


David Bowie
as Himself


Directing Alan Yentob Director
Writing Alan Yentob Writer
Crew David Myers Cinematography
Crew Michael D. Murphy Cinematography
Editing Tony Woollard Editor
Crew D.A. Pennebaker Thanks
Production Carol Bell Associate Producer
Production Alan Yentob Producer
Sound Pat Darrin Sound Editor

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