Toronto’s Floria Sigismondi “a little bit crazy,” says David Bowie
With the biopic The Runaways opening on Friday, the question circulating among film critics down south is sure to be, “Who is Floria Sigismondi, anyway?” But in the music world, the director of the film, which stars Kristen Stewart and Dakota Fanning, is something of a legend. As we reported earlier today, she directed Marilyn Manson’s killer “Beautiful People” video and has worked with The Cure, Christina Aguilera, the White Stripes and David Bowie, among others. For a piece about the new film and Sigismondi, the New York Times tracked down her most famous collaborator for comment.
“Floria is a real force of nature, never short of ideas, and meticulous in the way she brings them into play,” Mr. Bowie said in an e-mail message. “She’s also a little bit crazy, in a dark way, which in a working situation is just fine with me.”
Sigismondi’s “Little Wonder” video for David Bowie, above.