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time to dance // panic! at the disco

The Bowie Counterparts

In the months after Bowie’s death, Kian S. Bergstrom put up a wonderful list on Facebook in which he paired every single Bowie album with a thematically appropriate film (first) and book (second). Having just rediscovered this list in my files (I cut-and-pasted it at the time & feared I’d lost it), I felt like it should be shared more widely. Hope he doesn’t mind.

Some connections are obvious; others, not so much, but often quite inspired. All of these films and novels are worth checking out, in any case. As canons go, this is a superb one. Off to the library and streaming services, Bowie fans.

David Bowie [1967]: THIS SPORTING LIFE [Lindsay Anderson, 1963] & THE BUTTERFLY KID [Chester Anderson, 1967]

David Bowie [1969]: CABARET [Bob Fosse, 1972] & WE HAVE ALWAYS LIVED IN THE CASTLE [Shirley Jackson, 1962]

The Man Who Sold the World [1970]: CRUEL STORY OF YOUTH [Nagima Oshima, 1960] & THE COLLECTED WORKS OF BILLY THE KID [Michael Ondaatje, 1970]

Hunky Dory [1971]: CHELSEA GIRLS [Andy Warhol, 1966] & DISPATCHES [Michael Herr, 1977]

The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars [1972]: PHANTOM OF THE PARADISE [Brian De Palma, 1974] & AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF RED [Anne Carson, 1998]

Aladdin Sane [1973]: LIQUID SKY [Slava Tsukerman, 1982] & BURNING CHROME [William Gibson, 1986]

Pin Ups [1973]: F FOR FAKE [Orson Welles, 1974]  & THE CHAIN OF CHANCE [Stanislaw Lem, 1976]

Diamond Dogs [1974]: BRAZIL [Terry Gilliam, 1985] & 1984 [George Orwell, 1948] (Obvious choice, but in this case I want it anyway)

David Live [1974]: THE TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE [Tobe Hooper, 1974] & NELLY’S VERSION [Eva Figes, 1977]

Young Americans [1975]: REBEL WITHOUT A CAUSE [Nicholas Ray, 1955] & FRANNY & ZOOEY [J. D. Salinger, 1961]

Station to Station [1976]: THE PASSENGER [Michelangelo Antonioni, 1975] & CHIMERA [John Barth, 1972]

Low [1977]: CRASH [David Cronenberg, 1996] (Obvious choice is THE MAN WHO FELL TO EARTH, but that’s too on-the-nose) & A SCANNER DARKLY [P. K. Dick, 1977]

“Heroes” [1977]: IN A YEAR OF 13 MOONS [R. W. Fassbinder, 1978] & TRITON [Samuel R. Delany, 1976]

Stage [1978]: USED CARS [Robert Zemeckis, 1980] & THE BOOK OF LAUGHTER AND FORGETTING [Milan Kundera, 1979]

Lodger [1979]: BEYOND THE BLACK RAINBOW [Panos Cosmatos, 2010] & HOW GERMAN IS IT (WIE DEUTSCH IST ES) [Walter Abish, 1980]

Scary Monsters (and Super Creeps) [1980]: POSSESSION [Andrzej Żuławski, 1981] & WOLF STORY [William McCleery, 1947]

David Bowie in Bertolt Brecht’s Baal
[1982]: DIE 3 GROSCHENOPER [G. W. Pabst, 1931] & THE HANDMAID’S TALE [Margaret Atwood, 1985]

Let’s Dance [1983]: SID AND NANCY [Alex Cox, 1986] & EDWIN MULLHOUSE: THE LIFE AND DEATH OF AN AMERICAN WRITER, 1943-1954, BY JEFFREY CARTWRIGHT [Steven Millhauser, 1972]

Ziggy Stardust: the Motion Picture [1983]: ONE MAN UP [Paolo Sorrentino, 2001]  & THE DOUBLE [Jose Saramago, 2002]

Tonight [1984]: INTO THE NIGHT [John Landis, 1985] &  CITY OF GLASS [Paul Auster, 1985]

Never Let Me Down [1987]: STREETS OF FIRE [Walter Hill, 1984] & LONG RED HAIR [Meags Fitzgerald, 2015]

Tin Machine [1989]: DONNIE DARKO [Richard Kelly, 2001] & AN AFGHANISTAN PICTURE SHOW: OR HOW I SAVED THE WORLD [William T. Vollmann, 1992/2013]

Tin Machine II
[1991]: HARD-BOILED WONDERLAND AND THE END OF THE WORLD [Haruki Murakami, 1985] & KINDRED [Octavia Butler, 1979] *

Black Tie, White Noise
[1993]: MONSOON WEDDING {Mira Nair, 2001] & THE GROUND BENEATH HER FEET [Salman Rushdie, 1999]

The Buddha of Suburbia [1993]: MY BEAUTIFUL LAUNDERETTE [Stephen Frears, 1985] & BREATH, EYES, MEMORY [Edwidge Danticat, 1994]

1. Outside [1995]: LOST HIGHWAY [David Lynch, 1997] & THE CIPHER [Kathe Koja, 1991]

Earthling [1997]: AEON FLUX [Peter Chung, 1991-5] & CELESTIAL MATTERS [Richard Garfinkle, 1996]

Hours… [1999]: CROUPIER [Mike Hodges, 1998] & LOST GIRLS [Alan Moore & Melina Gebbe, 2006]

Toy [2000]: L’ENFER [Henri-Georges Clouzot, 1964/2009] & THE ORIGINAL OF LAURA [Vladimir Nabokov, 1977/2009]

Heathen [2002]: CURE [Kurosawa Kiyoshi, 1997] & THE BLAZING WORLD [Siri Hustvedt, 2014]

Reality [2003]: CACHÉ [Michael Haneke, 2005] & HERE [Richard McGuire, 2014]

The Next Day [2013]: ZERO DARK THIRTY [Kathryn Bigelow, 2012] & GERTRUDE OF STONY ISLAND AVENUE [James Purdy, 1996]

Blackstar
[2016]: THE NEON DEMON [Nicholas Winding Refn, 2016] & PATIENCE [Daniel Clowes, 2016]

* two books for TMII, for whatever reason. If you need a film, maybe Dead Again.

  • The Godfather   
  • The Godfather: Part II      
  • Pulp Fiction
  • Schindler’s List        
  • Goodfellas      
  • The Good, the Bad and the Ugly  
  • Apocalypse Now  
  • Casablanca      
  • The Shawshank Redemption        
  • Citizen Kane    
  • Taxi Driver     
  • Psycho  
  • One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest
  • Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back  
  • Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope
  • Singin’ in the Rain     
  • Raiders of the Lost Ark
  • The Dark Knight
  • Chinatown       
  • Metropolis      
  • 2001: A Space Odyssey   
  • It’s a Wonderful Life   
  • Raging Bull
  • North by Northwest      
  • The Silence of the Lambs        
  • The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring       
  • The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers   
  • Alien   
  • Toy Story       
  • The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King   
  • Saving Private Ryan
  • Back to the Future
  • Pan’s Labyrinth
  • Annie Hall      
  • Some Like It Hot        
  • The Wizard of Oz
  • Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless
  • Wall-E
  •  Aliens  
  • Amadeus
  • Monty Python and the Holy Grail
  • Das Boot        
  • L.A. Confidential       
  •  Cinema Paradiso
  • Blade Runner    
  •  A Clockwork Orange      
  • The Shining     
  • Fargo   
  • Reservoir Dogs  
  • Unforgiven      
  • Memento
  • Brazil  
  • Solaris
  • The Lion King   
  • Jaws    
  • Gone with the Wind      
  • The Usual Suspects      
  • There Will Be Blood     
  • The Departed    
  • The Deer Hunter
  • Do the Right Thing
  •  Terminator 2: Judgment Day      
  • American Beauty
  • No Country for Old Men  
  •  Fight Club      
  • Full Metal Jacket
  •  Inception       
  • Dog Day Afternoon       
  • This Is Spinal Tap
  •  Se7en   
  • Rosemary’s Baby
  • The French Connection
  • Die Hard        
  •  Finding Nemo    
  • Let the Right One In    
  • Oldboy  
  • The Princess Bride      
  • Mad Max: Fury Road
  •  Young Frankenstein      
  • Blue Velvet    
  • Forrest Gump    
  • The Graduate    
  • Boyhood
  • The Terminator  
  •  Night of the Living Dead        
  • The Matrix      
  • The Right Stuff
  • Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2  
  •  Indiana Jones and the Last
  • Good Will Hunting       
  •  King Kong
  • Toy Story 2     
  • E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial      
  • Jurassic Park   
  •  American History X      
  • The Big Lebowski        
  • The Iron Giant  
  • Halloween       
  • Close Encounters of the Third Kind      
  • Stand by Me     
  • Monsters, Inc.  
  • Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon  
  • The Thing       
  • The Avengers    
  • The Exorcist    
  • Gravity
  • The Truman Show
  • Inglourious Basterds    
  • Shaun of the Dead       
  • Her     
  •  Platoon
  • The Dark Knight Rises   
  •  Scarface        
  • The Nightmare Before Christmas  
  • The Bourne Ultimatum    
  •  Being John Malkovich    
  • Million Dollar Baby     
  • Groundhog Day   
  • Argo    
  • Boogie Nights   
  • Aladdin
  • Almost Famous   
  • Evil Dead II    
  • Mulholland Dr
  • Batman Begins   
  • Casino Royale   
  • The Prestige    
  • Star Trek       
  •  Invasion of the Body Snatchers  
  • Who Framed Roger Rabbit
  • The Incredibles
  • Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi      
  • Hot Fuzz        
  • Ghost Busters   
  • Fantasia        
  • Guardians of the Galaxy 2014    
  • Dazed and Confused      
  • Blazing Saddles 1974    
  • The Hurt Locker
  • The Green Mile  
  • Black Swan      
  • Dirty Harry     
  • Boyz n the Hood
  • The Sixth Sense
  • Iron Man        
  • The Fugitive    
  •  Casino  
  •  A Christmas Story       
  • Drive   
  • The Lego Movie  
  • Mad Max 2       
  • Rain Man        
  • The Birds       
  • The Breakfast Club      
  • Twelve Monkeys  
  • Catch Me If You Can     
  • Edward Scissorhands     
  • True Grit       
  •  Glory   
  • The Last Emperor        
  •  The Fighter     
  • Suspiria        
  • Little Miss Sunshine    
  • Kill Bill: Vol. 1 and  2       
  • True Romance    
  • Battle
  • JFK     
  • Brokeback Mountain      
  • Silver Linings Playbook
  • Shrek   
  • Deliverance     
  • Planet of the Apes      
  • M.A.S.H.        
  • A Bronx Tale    
  • The Piano       
  • Juno    
  • Run Lola Run    
  • Doctor Zhivago  
  • Gone Girl       
  • Kramer vs. Kramer       
  • District 9      
  • Malcolm X       
  • Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan
  • Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
  • Donnie Darko    
  • The Magnificent Seven   
  • Dead Poets Society      
  • Traffic
  • West Side Story
  • Serenity        
  • Moneyball       
  • Say Anything…
  • American Graffiti       
  • X-Men: Days of Future Past
  •  Braveheart      
  • Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban        
  • The Blues Brothers      
  • Ferris Bueller’s Day Off        
  • The Perks of Being a Wallflower
  • The Warriors    
  • Kung Fu Hustle  
  • 127 Hours       
  • Breakfast at Tiffany’s  
  • Gran Torino     
  • United 93       
  • High Fidelity   
  • The Untouchables        
  • When Harry Met Sally…
  • Stanley Kubrick’s Lolita        
  • Kill Bill: Vol. 1       
  • The Fly
  • The Evil Dead   
  • Rocky   
  • Ip Man  
  • Ghost World     
  • Mystic River    
  • Scarface        
  • Nightcrawler    
  • Tangled
  • Mommy   
  • The Wolf of Wall Street
  • After Hours     
  • Apollo 13       
  • Orphan
  • Zero Dark Thirty        
  • Snatch
  • Prisoners       
  • The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
  • Hugo    
  • Dances with Wolves      
  • The Cell
  • Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory     
  • A Beautiful Mind        
  • Clerks  
  • The Last of the Mohicans        
  •  Short Cuts      
  • A Fish Called Wanda     
  • American Splendor       
  • Easy Rider      
  • Animal House    
  • The Texas Chain Saw Massacre    
  • Gone Baby Gone  
  • The Vanishing   
  • Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels     
  • Fruitvale Station       
  • Edge of Tomorrow        
  • Dead Man Walking        
  • Frost/Nixon     
  • The Royal Tenenbaums    
  • Birdman
  • Looper  
  • Misery  
  • Dangerous Liaisons      
  • The Ten Commandments    
  • Zodiac  
  • Captain America: The Winter Soldier     
  • 3:10 to Yuma    
  • Leaving Las Vegas       
  • The Thin Red Line       
  • Boys Don’t Cry  
  • A Nightmare on Elm Street       
  • Dawn of the Planet of the Apes  
  • The Little Mermaid      
  • Wreck-It Ralph  
  • The Purple Rose of Cairo        
  • Straw Dogs      
  • All That Jazz   
  • Tootsie
  • Superman  the Movie     
  • Kiss Kiss Bang Bang     
  • The Color Purple        
  • The Bourne Identity     
  • Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl  
  • Superbad        
  • Walk the Line   
  • Carlito’s Way   
  • An American Werewolf in London  
  • The Hunger Games: Catching Fire
  • Best in Show    
  • What’s Eating Gilbert Grape     
  • Empire of the Sun       
  • The Town        
  • RoboCop
  • V for Vendetta  
  • [Rec]   
  • Planes, Trains & Automobiles    
  • X-Men: First Class      
  • Election        
  • Forbidden Planet        
  • Coraline        
  • Witness
  • Lincoln
  • Office Space    
  • Donnie Brasco   
  • Ex Machina      
  • The City of Lost Children       
  • The Help        
  • Star Trek Into Darkness
  • South Park: Bigger Longer & Uncut       
  •  Interstellar    
  • Winter’s Bone   
  • Minority Report
  • Scott Pilgrim vs. the World     
  • Casshern
  • Frozen  
  • O Brother, Where Art Thou?      
  • Big Fish        
  • Heathers        
  • Scent of a Woman        
  • Spider-Man 2    
  • Big Hero 6      
  • Ordinary People
  • The Bourne Supremacy    
  • Raising Arizona
  • Carrie  
  • Cinderella Man  
  • Grindhouse      
  • Awakenings      
  • Avatar  
  • Heavenly Creatures      
  • 28 Days Later…        
  • Star Trek: First Contact        
  • Terms of Endearment     
  • Mississippi Burning     
  • Thelma & Louise
  • Brick   
  • Billy Elliot    
  • Braindead       
  • The Bridges of Madison County   
  • Miracle on 34th Street  
  • The Hunt for Red October        
  • Big     
  • Jackie Brown    
  • Road to Perdition       
  • Zombieland      
  • Leviathan       
  • A Simple Plan   
  • End of Watch    
  • Ray     
  • The English Patient     
  • Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street  
  • Three Kings     
  • Titanic
  • Cast Away       
  • Gattaca 1997    
  • The Crow        
  • The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad!  
  • As Good as It Gets      
  • Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1    
  • Field of Dreams
  • The Aviator     
  • A History of Violence   
  • Collateral      
  • Manhunter       
  • Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire     
  • First Blood     
  • Chicago
  • Out of Sight    
  • Hoosiers        
  • Mulan   
  • Sin City        
  • X2 : X-Men United    
  • Tombstone       
  • Videodrome      
  • Grosse Pointe Blank     
  • The Last Temptation of Christ   
  • Sex, Lies, and Videotape        
  • Inside Man      
  • Lethal Weapon   
  • Swingers        
  • Rise of the Planet of the Apes  
  • Bambi   
  • Predator        
  • Ringu    
  • The Jungle Book
  • Kung Fu Panda   
  • Garden State    
  • The Crying Game
  • Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom    
  • 21 Grams        
  • Borat    
  • Source Code     
  • The Fisher King
  • Speed       
  • Drugstore Cowboy        
  • Dark City       
  • Philadelphia    
  • The Philadelphia Experiment
  • Tucker and Dale vs. Evil        
  • Trading Places  
  • National Lampoon’s Vacation        
  • Menace II Society       
  • Gosford Park    
  • Precious        
  • The Taking of Pelham 123      
  • Munich  
  • Re-Animator     
  • A Few Good Men  
  • American Hustle
  • Moulin Rouge
  • Black Hawk Down
  • Dumbo   
  • Dawn of the Dead        
  • Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World
  • The Abyss       
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 When Brazilian illustrator Rafael Mantesso divorced with his ex-wife, she took all of the furniture with her, leaving behind an empty house with white walls. All he had was Jimmy Choo, his bull terrier. Mantesso started painting and drawing again, which is when his buddy Jimmy lent him a paw by posing for some silly illustrations.
 Mantesso creates the illustrations and then gets Jimmy to pose for them with a simple “Stay” command. Adorable!!!