8 Movie Scenes That Are Perfect, Thanks To David Bowie

"Patrick, it's the perfect song."

David Bowie, one of the most influential musicians of the era, passed away this Sunday after a battle with cancer. He had recently celebrated his 69th birthday.

His tremendous influence on music is unquestionable, and he is often hailed for pushing conversations about sexual orientation and gender to the mainstream, But let's not forget the huge mark the music legend has also left on cinema. 

Here are eight movie scenes that wouldn't be the same without David Bowie:


1. "The Perks Of Being A Wallflower" — "Heroes."

"We gotta to go trough the tunnel. Patrick, it's the perfect song," says Emma Watson's character Sam. "Turn it up."

2. "The Life Aquatic"— "Life On Mars."

The character of Seu Jorge makes appearances throughout Wes Anderson's The Life Aquatic, performing some of the greatest Bowie hits in Portuguese. 

3. "Inglorious Bastards"— "Cat People (Putting Out Fire)"

Mélanie Laurent's character Shoshanna plots her revenge in this Tarantino movie to "Cat People (Putting Out Fire)." 

4. "Glee"— "Heroes."

 In the TV series, McKinley High School's glee club paid tribute to Bowie a couple of years ago by covering one of his greatest hits.

5. "The Runaways"—"Lady Grinning Soul."

Currie, played by Dakota Fanning, lip syncs to "Lady Grinning Soul" at her high school talent show. 

6. "Clueless"— "All The Young Dudes."

Somehow "All The Young Dudes" applies to any generation. Originally featured in Clueless, it later made it to Juno's official soundtrack too.

7. "The Secret Life Of Walter Mitty"— "Ground Control."

"This one goes out to Walter Mitty. He knows why."

8. "Trainspotting"— "Lust For Life."

Co-written by David Bowie and performed by Iggy Pop, "Lust For Life" became one of the key pieces of what is arguably the best movie intros ever made.

Thank you, Bowie. Always.

(H/T: IMDb, Konbini)

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