Thursday, 14 April 2011

Movie Moxie Podcast 33: Hanna, Soul Surfer & Biopics as a Films Genre

This week on the Movie Moxie Podcast we have spoiler free reviews of Hanna, Soul Surfer and tackle Biopics as a film genre.






0:00 – 1:00 - Introduction
1:00 – 9:20 –Hanna Review
9:20 – 15:30 – Soul Surfer Review
15:30 – 35:30 – Biopics as a Genre
35:30 – 39:00 – DVD releases
39:00 – 41:10 – Upcoming Next Week
41:10 – 42:19 – Outro

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Show Notes:

Biopic Film Show Notes
  • Wikipedia Definition: A biographical film, or biopic (biographical motion picture), is a film that dramatizes the life of an actual person or people. They differ from films “based on a true story” or “historical films” in that they attempt to comprehensively tell a person’s life story or at least the most historically important years of their lives.
  • Great list of Biopics at Wikipedia
  • Recent Biopics: Soul Surfer, The King's Speech, The Social Network
  • Political Biopics: The Queen, Frost/Nixon, JFK, Hunger
  • Historical Biopics: Spartacus, Excalibur, Agora, Mongol, Alexander, Joan of Arc, Shakespeare in Love
  • Crime Biopics: Chopper, Bronson
  • Sport Biopics: The Fighter, Invictus, Friday Night Lights, Gridiron Gang
  • Musician Biopics: Control, The Runaways, Nowhere Boy, The Doors
  • Film Biopics: The Aviator, Ed Wood
  • Inspiring Teacher Biopics: Dangerous Minds, Stand and Deliver, Freedom Writers, Take the Lead
  • Also mentioned: I'm Not There, Finding Neverland
  • I forgot to mention: Into the Wild
  • List of all Biopics reviewed
IMDb Top 50 Biography films (as of April 14, 2011)
1. Schindler's List (1993)
2. Lawrence of Arabia (1962)
3. The Pianist (2002)
4. Raging Bull (1980)
5. Amadeus (1984)
6. The Elephant Man (1980)
7. Downfall (2004)
8. Braveheart (1995)
9. The King's Speech (2010)
10. The Passion of Joan of Arc (1928)
11. Hotel Rwanda (2004)
12. Andrei Rublev (1966)
13. Into the Wild (2007)
14. Michael the Brave (1971)
15. Life of Brian (1979)
16. Gandhi (1982)
17. Casino (1995)
18. The Diving Bell and the Butterfly (2007)
19. Ip Man (2008)
20. The Social Network (2010)
21. The Sea Inside (2004/I)
22. Patton (1970)
23. Aguirre: The Wrath of God (1972)
24. Ed Wood (1994)
25. The Miracle Worker (1962)
26. Becket (1964)
27. In the Name of the Father (1993)
28. Bonnie and Clyde (1967)
29. The Fighter (2010)
30. The Straight Story (1999)
31. JFK (1991)
32. A Man for All Seasons (1966)
33. Papillon (1973)
34. Spartacus (1960)
35. The Enigma of Kaspar Hauser (1974)
36. Persepolis (2007)
37. Waltz with Bashir (2008)
38. The Insider (1999)
39. A Beautiful Mind (2001)
40. Cinderella Man (2005)
41. The Mirror (1975)
42. The Message (1977)
43. 127 Hours (2010)
44. The World's Fastest Indian (2005)
45. Walk the Line (2005)
46. Finding Neverland (2004)
47. The Gospel According to St. Matthew (1964)
48. Queen Christina (1933)
49. Sergeant York (1941)
50. The Sound of Music (1965)

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