David Bowie – Ricochet documentary (1984)

May 26th, 2021 | by Nick
David Bowie – Ricochet documentary (1984)


Ricochet is a 1984 documentary film about David Bowie. Made with Bowie’s full consent and participation, it was the second of such documentary productions following Cracked Actor from 1975. However, whereas Cracked Actor was made for television by the BBC’s Omnibus strand, Ricochet was made for commercial release to the home video market.

The documentary was filmed in the Far East at the very end of Bowie’s 1983 Serious Moonlight Tour. Directed by Gerry Troyna, the film interweaves the documentary format with travelogue, scripted narrative interludes, and some edited live performances by Bowie and his band. It was first released in 1984 on VHS.


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