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David Bowie vs. Hollywood: A Marvelous Poster Mash-Up

Thompson on Hollywood By Maggie Lange | Thompson on Hollywood February 17, 2012 at 4:28PM

Have you ever been casually watching a movie and thought: This film could use a little more David Bowie? This collection of mock-up movie posters is for you!
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David Bowie

Have you ever been casually watching a movie and thought: This film could use a little more David Bowie? This collection of mock-up movie posters is for you!

Gaze at Ziggy Stardust:
- Rallying troops in "Saving Major Tom"
- Laying down the law in Frank Miller's "Suffragette City"
- Pouting in a leather jacket in "Rebel, Rebel Without a Cause"
- Thieving around Africa in "Blood Diamond Dogs"
- Goofing with Eddie Murphy in "Bowiefinger"
- Pondering life in "The Man Who Sold the World, According to Garp."  

Empire, the British film magazine, asked its readers to combine Bowie lyrics with movie titles, and insert the visage of the eccentric singer into the poster.  The result? It's weird, wonderful, surprising, and generally marvelous. Keep an eye on their message board as more entries crop up throughout the weekend. Via FlavorWire.
 

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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.