David Bowie's Music Video Turns Tabloid Culture on Itself

Floria Sigismondi Directs Surreal, Doppelganger-Filled Clip

Published on Feb 28, 2013

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Director Floria Sigismondi gets behind the lens for the latest David Bowie album's "The Stars (Are Out Tonight)," a deceptively-saccharine title for a video that's anything but. The video stars Mr. Bowie himself and the amazingly talented Tilda Swinton as a suburban couple who find their regular "nice life" attacked by a couple of cruel celebs (played by models Andrej Pejic and Saskia De Brauw).

According to Bowie, the video depicts "a 21st century moment in its convergence of age, gender and the normal/celebrity divide," and shows the models starting to invade the Bowie/Swinton psyches through a variety of amazing disguises. Norwegian model Iselin Steiro also appears, playing a younger Mr. Bowie, to show how tabloid culture invades our view of what is normal.

Sigismondi, who is repped by Black Dog Films, has collaborated with Mr. Bowie before, directing his "Little Wonder" in 1996 and "Dead Man Walking" in 1997.

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Feb 28, 2013
David Bowie
Floria Sigismondi
Prod. Co.:
Black Dog Films
Coleen Haynes
Oualid Mouaness
Jeff Cronenweth
Art Director:
Adam Davis
Jerry Stafford
Jarrett Fijal
Music video commissioner:
Bryan Younce

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