Velvet Goldmine

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  • R
  • Genre(s): Drama
  • Release year: 1998
  • Running time: 119 min
Set in London in the early '70's during the emergence of the glam-rock scene- this film follows the rise of Brian Slade, a mythical rock icon who finds himself at the very epicenter of the pleasures and decadence of his day. At the peak of his fame,... read more

Set in London in the early '70's during the emergence of the glam-rock scene- this film follows the rise of Brian Slade, a mythical rock icon who finds himself at the very epicenter of the pleasures and decadence of his day. At the peak of his fame, Brian and his wife Mandy cruise the nightspots of New York and mix with the likes of Ewan McGregor's Curt Wild, his spiritual twin and fellow glam rocker -- until Brian disappears after a publicity stunt gone wrong. Years later, British journalist Arthur Stuart delves into the mystery to uncover what happened.

Original Release

10/16/1998

US Release

10/26/1998

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Cast

Directors

Todd Haynes

Writers

Todd Haynes, James Lyons

Cast

Jonathan Rhys Meyers Brian Slade
Ewan McGregor Curt Wild
Christian Bale Arthur Stuart
Toni Collette Mandy Slade
Eddie Izzard Jerry Devine
Michael Feast Cecil
Emily Woof Shannon
Ganiat Kasumu Mary
Janet McTeer Female Narrator
Micko Westmoreland Jack Fairy
Alastair G. Cumming Tommy Stone
Joseph Beattie Cooper
Lindsay Kemp Pantomime Dame
Brian Molko Malcolm / Malcolm - Flaming Creatures
Stefan Olsdal Bass Guitar / Bass Guitar - Polly Small's Band
Ritz Lead Guitar / Lead Guitar - Polly Small's Band
Steve Hewitt Billy / Billy - Flaming Creatures
David Hoyle Freddi
Mairead McKinley Wilde Housemaid
Luke Morgan Oliver Oscar Wilde (8)

Producers

Christopher Ball Executive Producer
Scott Meek Executive Producer
Sandy Stern Executive Producer
Michael Stipe Executive Producer
William Tyrer Executive Producer
Bob Weinstein Executive Producer
Harvey Weinstein Executive Producer
Christine Vachon Producer
Olivia Stewart Producer

Editors

James Lyons

1999OscarBest Costume Design Nominated
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