THE IMAGE - Michael Armstrong - Michael Byrne - David Bowie (1967)
OKAY! I'm off to Lost Wages, Nevada to see Bryan Ferry perform, and I'm leaving you here with this haunting little movie with a 20 year old David Bowie in it to make up for it! It's Saturday Night, you have got time to read this and still lively up yourself!! The obvious link from Bryan Ferry to David Bowie is because they both have major connections to Brian Eno! I'm expecting a very good show!!
"The Image" is a short film made by Michael Armstrong! Michael's next endeavor and first feature film would be my favourite slasher flick "Horror House" starring another Pop idol in an odd role, Frankie Avalon!
The Artiste is actor Michael Byrne who went on to be in some two bit productions that had characters in them with names like Harry Potter and Indiana Jones! This guy had one amazing career!!
The door is locked, but that's not going to help!!
The basic concept is that the painting that the artiste is currently working on has come to life! That's where Rock God David Bowie comes in!
"The Image" was fairly concurrent with the release of David Bowie's first albums! You know those ones that are really hard to get through without squirming a bit!
Although the boy in the painting is creepy enough, he doesn't come across as overly menacing!
But his presence makes The Artiste very uncomfortable just the same, so he tries to kill whatever it is!
There is no dialogue in "The Image," just this weird uncredited music that reminds me a lot of the music in Ed Wood's "Night Of The Ghouls!"
As far as I can tell David Bowie unfortunely had nothing to do with the music! If I'm wrong, maybe he'll let me know!!
After bashing him in the head doesn't work, The Artiste decides to erase The Image with a knife!
This would probably be a good time to listen to David Bowie's "The Laughing Gnome!" "Ha, Ha, Ha, Hee, Hee, Hee!"
So there you go, if you try hard enough you can probably find "The Image" on YouTube somewhere! Me, I've off to see "Virginia Plain!" Have a good weekend!!