Duncan Jones was bewildered by the Grammy Awards’ tribute to his father, David Bowie. But he approves of the Brit Awards’ salute to the late legend.
Jones, the director of Source Code, Moon and the forthcoming feature film Warcraft, has declared the Brits’ tribute as a “beautiful” moment which he enjoyed so much he shared links to it with his 281,000 Twitter followers.
“Finally found the links to tonight’s Brits. Just… beautiful. Thank you,” he tweeted.
Finally found the links to tonight’s Brits. Just… beautiful. Thank you.
— Duncan Jones (@ManMadeMoon) February 25, 2016
Lorde performs Life On Mars? in fitting tribute to David Bowie at the BRIT Awards after he called her the “future of music”.Was it better than Lady Gaga’s Bowie tribute at The GRAMMYs? Tell us what you think below:
Posted by ITV News on Wednesday, 24 February 2016
The annual ceremony in London overnight paid homage to the iconic singer with a presentation which included some impassioned words from Annie Lennox and Gary Oldman, a musical medley of Bowie’s hits and a cover of “Life on Mars” from 1971’s Hunky Dory, performed by Lorde. Oldman also accepted a Brit Icon award on behalf of Bowie and his family.
It was a different story when Lady Gaga helmed a Bowie medley at the Grammys. Jones later tweeted what appeared to be a dictionary definition of “gaga”, which includes the description “overexcited or irrational” and “typically as a result of infatuation”.
He wrote, “overexcited or irrational, typically as a result of infatuation or excessive enthusiasm; mentally confused.” Damn it! What IS that word!?”
“overexcited or irrational, typically as a result of infatuation or excessive enthusiasm; mentally confused.” Damn it! What IS that word!?
— Duncan Jones (@ManMadeMoon) February 16, 2016
Bowie died Jan. 10 after a battle with cancer. His final studio album Blackstar, which dropped just two days earlier, has been met with critical and commercial success around the globe and gave Bowie his first-ever No. 1 on the Billboard 200.