David Bowie film The Image 1969

David Bow in a short 1969 film ” The Image”


Heres one scene snippet with much better picture quality



The Image is a 1969 black and white short film directed by Michael Armstrong with starring Michael Byrne and David Bowie in his first film role. The film is one of the few short films ever to receive a certified ‘X’ Rating and it gained this rating due to its violent content.

A troubled artist (Michael Byrne) is haunted by a ghostly young man (David Bowie) who appears to step right out of one of the artist’s paintings. From a brief summary located on the cover of the film’s script, it reads: a study of the illusionary reality world within the schizophrenic mind of the artist at his point of creativity.

David Bowie as The Boy        Michael Byrne as The Artist

I always thought Bowie would have made a great JOKER or some kind of evil Star Wars villain


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