Velvet Goldmine Poster

Release Date: November 6th, 1998

DVD Release Date: May 18th, 1999

R|2 hr 3 min

Plot Summary
Glam rock star Brian Slade (Jonathan Rhys Myers) plays a character on stage named Maxwell Demon who predicts his death on stage. Shortly after he announces his prediction, he fakes his own death and is exposed as a fraud. A decade later in 1984, a reporter and former fan, Arthur Stuart (Christian Bale), tracks down the former rocker to do an article on his life and downfall. Arthur interviews the man who discovered Slade and a peer (Ewan McGregor) to understand Slade's motivations.

Cast: Ewan McGregor, Jonathan Rhys-Meyers, Toni Collette, Christian Bale, Eddie Izzard, Emily Woof, Michael Feast, Alastair G. Cumming

Director: Todd Haynes

Genres: Drama

Production Co: Newmarket Capital Group, Zenith Productions, Killer Films, Miramax Films, Goldwyn Films, Single Cell Pictures

Distributors: Miramax Films

Keywords: Murder, 1970s, England, Fall

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Nominated Make Up & Hair
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1998)
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British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1998)