In his memoirs Nicolas Roeg, who casted David Bowie as alien in The Man Who Fell To Earth, refers to the mirror as ‘the very essence of cinema’. He who searches for mirror scenes in films and series will be confronted with indestructible metaphors. David Bowie united them all.

A video essay by Maarten Slagboom and Menno Kooistra

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Written by: Maarten Slagboom
Edited by: Menno Kooistra
Translated by: Shailoh Phillips
Voice-over by: Jasper Tonnon

Films:
David Bowie – Blackstar (2016)
The Man Who Fell To Earth (1976)
The Lady From Shanghai (1947)
Eureka (1983)
The Cabin In The Woods (2012)
Performance (1970)
Track 29 (1988)
Bad Timing (1980)
Don’t Look Now (1973)
Walkabout (1971)
Duck Soup (1933)
American Psycho (2000)
Frankie And Alice (2010)
Happy Days (1974-1984)
Eyes Wide Shut (1999)
The Lord Of The Rings: The Fellowship Of The Ring (2001)
Pulp Fiction (1994)
Taxi Driver (1976)
La Haine (1995)
The 25th Hour (2002)
Raging Bull (1980)
Under The Skin (2013)
Op Afbetaling (1992)
An American Werewolf In London (1981)
Shaun of the Dead (2004)
Twin Peaks (S02E08)
Snowwhite and the Seven Dwarfs (1937)
Alice Through The Looking Glass (1988)
Dead of Night (1945)
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone (2001)
Triangle (2009)
Sucker Punch (2011)
Orpheus (1950)
Blood of a Poet (1932)
The Fly (1986)
Black Swan (2010)
Nymphomaniac (2013)
The Shining (1980)
Carrie (1976)
Over Canto (2011)
Dracula (1931)
The Mirror/Zerkalo (1975)
David Bowie – Lazarus (2016)
David Bowie – Look Back in Anger (1978)
David Bowie – Loving the Alien (1984)
David Bowie – Thursday’s Child (1999)
David Bowie – Boys Keep Swinging (1978)
David Bowie – Miracle Goodnight (1992)
The Hunger (1980)
David Bowie – Pierrot in Turquoise (1967)

Music:
Jeff Russo – Dr. Katz (2016)
Jeff Russo – The Waving Cat (2016)
Jeff Russo – The Squadroom (2016)
Chris Isaak – Baby Did a Bad Bad Thing (1995)

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