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03-03-2003, 10:37 PM
Some say the Buddy Holly Story is the best music biopic ever. I saw Coal Miner's Daughter and thought that was well acted and written. Who likes what and why?
03-04-2003, 12:06 AM
I had high hopes for Lou Diamond after this one. And Esai Morales. Oh well. It's still a heart tugging classic.
Those plane crash/playground flashbacks still send a chill down my spine.
Interesting that him and Buddy Holly died together.
03-04-2003, 01:23 PM
Esai is actually a very good actor whose career should have gone much farther. Remember Bad Boys with Sean Penn?
03-05-2003, 07:02 PM
03-06-2003, 07:55 PM
24 hour party people or Sid and Nancy
03-10-2003, 01:50 PM
I gotta go with Ham on this one:
Though if you're talking about historically accurate musical biopics, then it's totally out of the running.
In fact, they're all out then.
Hmmm... back to the drawing board.
03-10-2003, 05:09 PM
Has there ever been a good one?
Selena was pretty fun.
Amadeus is a good call, but I'm not sure it quite qualifies as a biopic. Salieri is the main character. It's a great movie because it's not about Mozart's life -- although we hit on some big episodes in his life -- but more about the conflict between these two guys. The film leaves Mozart's story for five minutes at a time here and there.
It also takes pretty extreme liberties with Mozart's life. (I suppose a lot of films do that though.)
On the other hand it ends with Mozart's death so that would suggest biopic after all.
03-11-2003, 11:09 AM
AMADEUS was excellenet as was SID AND NANCY.
However, my favorite is definitely ALMOST FAMOUS.
03-15-2003, 08:21 AM
Eddie and the Cruisers.
I give Coal Miner's Daughter a two thumbs up--especially because both of the featured actresses (Sissy and Beverly) did their own sangin'.
03-19-2003, 06:57 PM
THE GLENN MILLER STORY
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03-24-2003, 12:37 PM
The Harder They Come
03-24-2003, 02:13 PM
It's a great movie because it's not about Mozart's life -- although we hit on some big episodes in his life -- but more about the conflict between these two guys.
I think it's certainly a biopic, even though it's Mozart's life shown through the prism of Salieri. No matter what's going on, Mozart is the focus of the story, the eye of the storm. The fact that it's not as obvious to the viewer, I think makes it an even better one.
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