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« on: October 31, 2004, 09:33:15 PM »
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Beginning with what started here:
http://xixax.com/viewtopic.php?p=162230#162230

Some of my faves:

Gia (yes it's an HBO 'TV Movie', but it's better than most biopics, especially for Angelina Jolie's performance)
The Buddy Holly Story
Raging Bull
Schindler's List
The Elephant Man
Ed Wood
Sid & Nancy
Bugsy
Blow
Basquiat
The Miracle Worker
My Left Foot
The People vs. Larry Flynt
Tucker: The Man and His Dream
Malcolm X
Nixon
What's Love Got To Do With It
Lenny
Rudy (sap, I know, but it always brings a tear to my eye)
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« Reply #1 on: October 31, 2004, 09:39:25 PM »
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No La Bamba?

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« Reply #2 on: October 31, 2004, 10:54:29 PM »
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I'll toss in:

The Last Emperor
Reds

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« Reply #3 on: November 01, 2004, 12:11:47 AM »
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No La Bamba?


While I like it, and I do own the DVD, it's not one of my favorites. I think "Buddy Holly" is a better 'rock-n-roll' biopic, with a greater performance by Gary Busey.

I should also add "The Doors" since it's really more about Jim Morrison than about the band.
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« Reply #4 on: November 01, 2004, 12:14:42 AM »
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Well, does Almost Famous count?

Or is it just 51% "Based on a True Story"?

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« Reply #5 on: November 01, 2004, 03:13:44 AM »
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I liked kundun

If almost famous counts, velvet goldmine should too.
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« Reply #6 on: November 01, 2004, 03:51:57 AM »
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Chaplin
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« Reply #7 on: November 01, 2004, 09:53:23 AM »
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If almost famous counts, velvet goldmine should too.

they dont.  do you guys know what a biopic is?
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« Reply #8 on: November 01, 2004, 12:10:01 PM »
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Seabisquit 8)
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« Reply #9 on: November 01, 2004, 12:16:37 PM »
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the enigma of kaspar hauser.  or selena.  I can't decide.
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« Reply #10 on: November 01, 2004, 01:35:38 PM »
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Sylvia with Gwyneth Paltrow
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« Reply #11 on: November 01, 2004, 02:15:21 PM »
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all that jazz can kind of be considered an autobiopic
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« Reply #12 on: November 01, 2004, 02:36:04 PM »
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Amadeus
Bonnie and Clyde
Immortal Beloved - Gary Oldman was great in it
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« Reply #13 on: November 01, 2004, 03:19:45 PM »
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« Reply #14 on: November 01, 2004, 10:57:31 PM »
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Dracula

 

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