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24th May '16 10:11:48 AM twilicorn
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** ''Dolly Parton’s Christmas of Many Colors: Circle of Love'' ([[spoiler:A sequel/follow up to the above, set around the same time]])



* ''The Real MVP: The Wanda Durant Story'' (Wanda Pratt and son [[UsefulNotes/NationalBasketballAssociation Kevin Durant]]/[[spoiler:Triumph for her, early life and later success for him]])



* ''Film/SavingMrBanks'' (P.L. Travers and Creator/WaltDisney / [[spoiler:Early life for Travers, whose book ''Mary Poppins'' Walt turns into one of his greatest triumphs]])

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* ''Film/SavingMrBanks'' (P.L. Travers and Creator/WaltDisney / [[spoiler:Early life for Travers, whose book ''Mary Poppins'' ''Literature/MaryPoppins'' Walt turns into one of his greatest triumphs]])
12th May '16 10:20:19 AM Sadsharks
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* ''Film/MrTurner'' (Painter J.M.W. Turner / [[spoiler: Death]])
5th May '16 4:41:09 PM nombretomado
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* {{Expy}}: Some movies depicting a historical figure will stick close to the outline but change the names for legal and artistic reasons. This happened with Film/CitizenKane which was modelled on William Randolph Hearst and other press moguls and featured a number of {{Biopic}} tropes. It also appears in more recent films like Film/VelvetGoldmine (based on Creator/DavidBowie [[note]]Who disliked the script and refused to license music for the production[[/note]]) as well as Creator/ClintEastwood's ''White Hunter, Black Heart'' (about Creator/JohnHuston).

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* {{Expy}}: Some movies depicting a historical figure will stick close to the outline but change the names for legal and artistic reasons. This happened with Film/CitizenKane which was modelled on William Randolph Hearst and other press moguls and featured a number of {{Biopic}} tropes. It also appears in more recent later films like Film/VelvetGoldmine ''Film/VelvetGoldmine'' (based on Creator/DavidBowie Music/DavidBowie [[note]]Who disliked the script and refused to license music for the production[[/note]]) as well as Creator/ClintEastwood's ''White Hunter, Black Heart'' (about Creator/JohnHuston).
21st Apr '16 7:19:42 AM JulianLapostat
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* ''Film/TuckerTheManAndHisDream'' (Creator/FrancisFordCoppola / [[spoiler:Failure/VindicatedByHistory]])
21st Mar '16 9:40:15 PM jormis29
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* ''Film/AbrahamLincoln'' (Abraham Lincoln/Assassination)
* ''Film/{{Alexander}}'' (Creator/AlexanderTheGreat /[[spoiler:Death]])

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* ''Film/AbrahamLincoln'' (Abraham Lincoln/Assassination)
(UsefulNotes/AbrahamLincoln[=/=]Assassination)
* ''Film/{{Alexander}}'' (Creator/AlexanderTheGreat (UsefulNotes/AlexanderTheGreat /[[spoiler:Death]])
14th Feb '16 2:46:39 PM gallium
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* ''Film/JoanOfArc'' (UsefulNotes/JoanOfArc/execution) -- 1900 film, possibly the oldest example
8th Feb '16 6:10:09 PM Pichu-kun
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* ''Celia'' (telenovela about Celia Cruz)

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* ''Celia'' (telenovela about Celia Cruz)Cruz/[[spoiler: Death]])
7th Feb '16 4:27:30 AM JulianLapostat
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** Todd Haynes' ''Film/ImNotThere'' is about Music/BobDylan's artistic career rather than his personal life, so its a film done InTheStyleOf Dylan's music and personae.

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** Todd Haynes' ''Film/ImNotThere'' is about Music/BobDylan's artistic career rather than his personal life, so its a film done InTheStyleOf Dylan's music and personae. An earlier version of this is Creator/PaulSchrader's ''Mishima: A Life in Four Chapters'' which is a {{Deconstruction}} of the subject's life and work.
7th Feb '16 4:26:35 AM JulianLapostat
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* MostWritersAreWriters: The reason why biopics about writers are far rarer than composers, dancers, musicians and painters. Writing is generally not considered to be visually interesting since it features men and women in a room (sometimes a cafe) with a piece of paper. Movies which feature writers tend to be about their colourful personal lives and drama (Film/KillYourDarlings) or their involvement in a political cause (''The Life of Emile Zola'' dealing with the Dreyfuss Affair). Shakespeare being that he's a playwright and theatre actor, gets a free pass to the extent ([[ShakespeareInFiction that he has his own trope]]).
7th Feb '16 4:08:21 AM JulianLapostat
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* RippedFromTheHeadlines: It's extremely rare to see films about famous figures at the height of their fame and level of influence. Some argue that the objectivity and distance of time is needed to get some measure of the life and work to form a worldview. In other cases it's because of legal reasons (fear of libel) which leads instead to {{Expy}} and CaptainErsatz coming to the rescue. A recent notable exception is Creator/OliverStone's ''Film/{{W}}'', made while President UsefulNotes/GeorgeWBush was still in office. A film about Kennedy's war years was released while he was still alive, so there is a precedent, but Stone's film presented a critical view of Bush's presidency ''during'' that period.
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