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Velvet GoldmineIn 1984, British journalist Arthur Stuart investigates the career of 1970s glam superstar Brian Slade, who was heavily influenced in his early years by hard-living and rebellious American singer Curt Wild.
Actors of "Velvet Goldmine"
Characters of "Velvet Goldmine"
Directors of "Velvet Goldmine"Todd HaynesBirthdate: 2 January 1961, Los Angeles, California, USA
Creators of "Velvet Goldmine"James LyonsBirthdate: 8 October 1960, New York, USATodd HaynesBirthdate: 2 January 1961, Los Angeles, California, USA
Critic Reviews of "Velvet Goldmine"EmanuelLevy.ComApril 23, 2012
Haynes' chronicle of the glam era is visually rich but too dramatically fragmented and overwhelmed by music to permit involvement in the tale's characters or the director's POV.Combustible CelluloidJanuary 07, 2012
The style is devilishly flamboyant and gleefully indulgent; every shot is full of amazing stuff. The edits dance and twist. It's a glam movie about a glam subject.City Pages, Minneapolis/St. PaulSeptember 01, 2009
Velvet Goldmine gives the rock movie a makeover.Film Journal InternationalMarch 28, 2006
While some gay men's fantasies center around muscled jocks, cops or cowboys, Todd Haynes' would seem to be of a slightly more arcane bent.Draxblog Movie ReviewsFebruary 28, 2005
the ending happens at least half an hour later than it shouldSlant MagazineMarch 25, 2004
Repeat viewings will allow one to piece together the fragmented montage as a melancholic ode to freedom, and those who fight for it through art.Kansas City StarSeptember 05, 2003
A bizarre thing, this trippy movie takes you on a whirlwind tour of Brit glam rock and doesn't let go. Graphic and unforgiving, but good.Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)August 27, 2003
Clever, often fascinating look at the world of glam rock.MovieMartyr.comApril 02, 2003
Working slightly against it, it's got an elliptical approach that's initially emotionally disorienting, a plot structure that's been a bit too audaciously borrowed from Citizen Kane, of all things, and a rather vacant performance at [its]center.New TimesFebruary 02, 2003
Ewan really needs more lessons before he attempts an American accent again.Nick's Flick PicksJanuary 10, 2003
Not a superficial music video but a smart and compassionate dissection of superficiality, and of the alternating joys and disillusionments experienced by its audience.Matinee MagazineJune 13, 2002
The greatest achievement by any filmmaker in 1998.
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