why was this rated PG???
I don't know why this was rated PG. I never saw it before.share
I don't think Bowie is freaky at all. And maybe for the language in 'Ziggy Stardust'...share
hes smoking on the cover
i dont think they can have that in a G-Rated movie...can they?
THAT and the Language in "Ziggy Stardust"
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plain and simple
uhhh yeah david bowie looks pretty creepy in some of his costumes in the 70's.share
It was rated PG for the references to sex ("suck baby suck, give me your head...") and perhaps for Bowie's revealing costumes.share
PG movies were of much more relaxed standards in the 70s than they are now. There wasn't a PG-13 back then. It's really not bad enough to be R.share
The movie didn't reach theaters outside the U.K. until 1983 (that's also when the soundtrack album was released). I think the U.K. release in '73 was pretty limited, some scenes may have been left out for censorship reasons, and the word is that Pennebaker reworked and re-edited the film. There was certainly time for that. He had trouble getting permission to use the music, I don't know the details but guess it had a lot to do with Bowie's protracted battle with his manager as of 1970-74 Tony DeFries and the MainMan company. Btw, I'm not sure Pennebaker finished the editing and sound mix until the eighties.
DeFries helped Bowie to make it as an artist but the contracts in fact skimmed Bowie of any money he made out of his Juggernaut star status, since most went back into MainMan and their launching of a bunch of other "artistes" with nil potential.
In winter of '74/75 Bowie took charge of his own career and broke off from MainMan. By late 1974 Bowie was living in a "virtual economy" - he could stay in luxury hotels in New York or book Madison Square Garden as long as management and record company paid up, but he couldn't decide to play at an event and take his band there by his own wallet, he had no real funds of his own (besides, of the money he did have, a sizeable portion went to getting cocaine and gauloises).
Seen by today's standards (or even KISS standards) it's not much of a PG film but considering that Bowie simulates giving head to Ronson, you get an idea why the man was considered shocking in the seventies.
I think it´s because of the madness in his eyes during the line "and there´s that madness in his eyes" from one of the songs.
Nah, just kidding. :-P
And "The Width Of A Circle" which comes in a brilliant take here, explores schizophrenia, too. Hey, isn't he blasphemous when he simngs "Ziggy sucked up into his mind/ like a leper Messiah"?
Censorship in Britain has always been a bit quirky.
i have to say i don't feel in the least bit sorry for any time when bowie wasn't "makeing what he deserved" money wise. hes like the 2nd richest rockstar or something. i mean if he never made another good album after this and this only turned out to be hype (an impossiblity because its like the best thing ever) but IF that happened i'd feel sorry for him. but cmon he has like 250 million or somthing like thatshare
He wasn't rich like that in the Ziggy years, MainMan made a lot of money on him but they tossed it out on other srtists and flashy offices, and his tours were pretty expensive. Bowie didn't becoem a wealthy man until a few years later.share
As far as I read somewhere the rating was due to the "suicidal aspects" of both "My Death" and "Rock'n'roll Suicide".share
Its PG, in short suitable for all, unless the OP expected a R rating.
Its that man again!!