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As a TV and music video director, Renck (Ed: The director of this short film) said he's met his fair share of celebrities -- and generally, they disappoint in person.
But not with the Thin White Duke. "In David Bowie's case, everything is true," Renck said. "He's honestly the most brilliant person I've ever met."
During the Q&A (Ed: At the premier), Renck revealed the unexpected inspiration for that motion: Classic Popeye cartoons. Renck says Bowie was fascinated by the way background characters in the Max Fleischer 'toons from the 1930s moved.
Since animators were focused on the foreground action but didn't want to leave the rest of the frame static, periphery characters would often repeat the same three-second motions for, say, 30 seconds of a cartoon frame.
So Bowie suggested to Renck that the extras in his video do the same.
On the day of execution, only women needn't smile.
edit on 21-11-2015 by Bybyots because: . : .