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'Velvet Goldmine' (1998)
The fictional story of "Velvet Goldmine" had very real characters on which it was based: Jonathan Rhys Meyers' glam-rocker Brian Slade revolved around the "Ziggy Stardust" era of David Bowie, while Ewan McGregor's appropriately named Curt Wild represented a mash of Lou Reed and Iggy Pop. What unfolds is not what, in real life, totally transpired, but is a gorgeously horny exploration of death, commercial death, artistic sex and passion, trotting with the pulse of Christian Bale's mysterious fan and journalist Arthur Stuart. It's homage and ultimate fan-fic of the period.