Velvet Goldmine


A curious film which also features in the Gay & Lesbian Film Festival. It is basically the tale of two rock stars, one British, the other American, who are deeply drawn to each other. The film alternates in time between the rise to fame of the Brit, and some years later, when a journalist, who was a fan, has to track down the ex star. The plot structures borrows heavily from Orwell's Citizen Kane which I found rather confusing at time, never quite sure where exactly I was in the story. The film contains explicit male nudity, as well as themetic material which may offend sensitive viewers.
The music is apparently quite good, but not being a fan of heavy rock, I won't comment.

120 minutes.
No persons under 18 (Sex, Nudity) .
Drama, Gay interest

Showtimes

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Credits

Cast
Ewan McGregor, Jonathan Rhys-Meyers, Toni Collette, Christian Bale, Eddie Izzard
Director
Todd Haynes
ScreenplayTodd Haynes, James Lyons
MusicCarter Burwell, Radiohead
Sound formatsDolby Digital
SA distributor Ster-Kinekor Pictures
Made in1998
Produced byZenith, Single Cell Pictures, Killer Films, Channel Four Films, Goldwyn Films, Miramax Films, NewMarket Capital Group

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Ratings

Scale (Max)20

What the Critics say

Movies for Africa
Ian Douglas
10
Cape Argus
Derek Wilson
10
The Cape Times
Fernel Abrahams
10
The Star
Peter Feldman
14
Sunday Times
William Pretorius
15
Rapport
Barrie Hough
16
TV3 Screenplay
Barry Ronge
10
Box Office
Lael Loewenstein
10
Film Review
Alan Jones
20

What the People say

Internet
38 Netizens
14

Average .. 65%

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