Through detailed analyses and critiques of nearly twenty biopics,Whose Lives Are They Anyway?proves a critical point: The biopic is a genuine, dynamic genre and an important oneùit narrates, exhibits, and celebrates a subject's life and demonstrates, investigates, or questions his or her importance in the world; it illuminates the finer points of a personality; and, ultimately, it provides a medium for both artist and spectator to discover what it would be like to be that person, or a certain type of person.
Subjects: Film Studies, Anthropology
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