“Velvet Goldmine” quotes(1998)
Plot – During the early '80s Arthur, a British journalist who works for a New York newspaper, is commissioned to write an article on Brian Slade, the legendary glam rock star who suddenly disappeared from the scenes at the height of his fame. As a teenager, Arthur was fond of Slade and with excitement the journalist tries to analyze the relationship between Brian and his wife Mandy. During an interview, she tells him about London in the middle of the Seventies, when rock music was spreading all around with its unbridled and narcissistic sound. Slade loved that exhibitionist atmosphere and wore flashy clothes, dyed hairstyles. He liked ambivalence and lack of restraint in sexual attitudes too. When they married, Slade went to America and became a close friend of Curt Wild, another rock star. When the interview is over, Arthur calls Curt Wild who invites him to a Tommy Stone concert. Arthur goes to the show and thinks Tommy looks just like Brian.
All actors – Ewan McGregor, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Christian Bale, Toni Collette, Eddie Izzard, Emily Woof, Michael Feast, Janet McTeer, Mairead McKinley, Luke Morgan Oliver, Osheen Jones, Micko Westmoreland, Damian Suchet, Danny Nutt, Wash Westmoreland, Don Fellows, Ganiat Kasumu, Ray Shell, Alastair Cumming, Zoe Boyce, Jim Whelan, Sylvia Grant, Tim Hans, Ryan Pope, Stuart Callaghan, James Francis, Callum Hamilton, Lindsay Kemp, Carlos Miranda, Emma Handy, Matthew Glamour, Daniel Adams, Bryan Torfeh, Joseph Beattie, Sarah Cawood, David Hoyle, Winston Austin, Ivan Cartwright, Peter King, Justin Salinger, Roger Alborough, Peter Bradley Jr., Jonathan Cullen, William Key, Vincent Marzello, Corey Skaggs, Nathan Osgood, Nadia Williams, Brian Molko, Antony Langdon, Xavior, Steve Hewitt, Guy Leverton, Vinney Reck, Keith-Lee Castle, Eden Ford, Jono McGrath, Perry Clayton, Donna Matthews, Ritz, Stefan Olsdal, Trevor Sharpe, Ralph Morseshow all
“Velvet Goldmine” Quotes 23 quotes
“It's funny how beautiful people look when they're walking out the door.”
“A real artist creates beautiful things and puts nothing of his own life into them.”
“- Mandy Slade: I just don't think I have what you're looking for.
- Arthur Stuart: I think you do, actually.
- Mandy Slade: What makes you think so?
- Arthur Stuart: That smile for one thing.”
“Make a wish, and see yourself on stage, inside out, a tangle of garlands in your hair. Course, you are pleasantly surprised.”
“The first duty in life is to assume a pose. What the second duty is, no one has yet found out.”
“What's true about music is true about life: that beauty reveals everything because it expresses nothing.”
“- Curt Wild: We set out to change the world... ended up just changing ourselves.
- Arthur Stuart: What's wrong with that?
- Curt Wild: Nothing, if you don't look at the world.”
“Style always wins out in the end.”
“You live in terror of not being misunderstood.”
“Nothing makes one so vain as being told one is a sinner!”
“Man is least himself when he talks in his own person... Give him a mask and he'll tell you the truth.”
“Woman defend themselves by attacking, just as they attack by sudden and strange surrenders.”
“The world is changed because you are made of ivory and gold. The curves of your lips rewrite history.”
“Every great century that produces art is, so far, an artificial century, and the work that seems the most natural and simple of its time is always the result of the most self-conscious effort.”
“Today there'd be fighting in the streets, but in 1972, it was more like dancing.”
“- Brian Slade: They despised him.
- Mandy Slade: But when you're abused like that, you know you've touched the stars.”