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Exit the Duke

A new film re-creates the sessions for David Bowie’s last two albums— a suitable farewell for the most private of superstars

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FRANCIS WHATLEY, THE DIRECTOR BEHIND THE 2013 BBC DOCUMENTARY David Bowie: Five Years, was as stunned as anyone when Bowie died of liver cancer on January 11, 2016. Whately, like everyone outside of the music legend’s inner circle, didn’t know he was ill. And the timing was eerie: Bowie had just released his most daring album in decades, Blackstar.

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