Through the Director’s Eyes: On Set with David Bowie and Tilda Swinton

It was no surprise when the video for David Bowie’s long-awaited new single, “The Stars (Are Out Tonight),” debuted to near-universal applause from fans and critics alike. It is, after all, Bowie. The prime creative mover behind the video is the Italian-born director Floria Sigismondi, with whom Bowie has now collaborated on three videos. (The two also worked together on videos for the singles “Little Wonder” and “Dead Man Walking” from the 1997 album, Earthling.) In addition to her work with the Thin White Duke, Sigismondi has also helmed music videos for Marilyn Manson (“Beautiful People“), Bjork (“I’ve Seen it All“), Christina Aguilera (“Fighter“), Katy Perry, Sigur Ros, Leonard Cohen, Interpol and others. In 2010, she directed the feature-length film, The Runaways, starring Kristen Stewart as Joan Jett. LightBox caught up with Floria via email to learn more about her early work as

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