Just Your Average Polymath Superfreak

the-adventures-of-buckaroo-banzai-acrossSticking to the whole “everything’s about Bowie” theme of the last 36 hours, this week’s episode of Someone Else’s Movie is not about David Bowie at all, but it might as well be, as director Warren P. Sonoda — whose new movie The Masked Saint opens in Canada next week — shares his love for The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai: Across the Eighth Dimension.

Where is the Bowie connection? Well, the movie’s hero is a multi-tasking rock and roll scientist (complete with a Jet Car capable of zipping through interdimensional space) who saves the world from an alien invasion with his band of funky sidemen.

You can’t tell me David Bowie didn’t do that at least once.

Go get it:  iTunes, Stitcherdirect download. Enjoy.

One thought on “Just Your Average Polymath Superfreak”

  1. I heard about Buckaroo Banzai when it first came out and wanted to see it, but I never could track it down. For years I kept hearing how great it was but could never make it happen until just a couple of years ago. I wanted to like it so much. Then I finally watched it and found it stupid and boring. I dunno: whatever worked on you didn’t work on me. I was so disappointed.

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