[Blogparade] Thursday Movie Picks #89

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Wanderer von Wandering through the Shelves hat vor längerer Zeit diese kleine Parade namens "Thursday Movie Picks" ins Leben gerufen und ich möchte 2016 nun mit einsteigen. Es geht darum, jeden Donnerstag eine Liste mit drei Filmen zu einem Thema zu posten. Da es sich ausserdem um eine englische Challenge handelt, werde ich die Liste zweisprachig machen. So kann ich auch gleich mein Englisch trainieren ;)

Includes English version :)

#88: Music Biopics

Ich muss hier etwas schummeln, denn ich habe bisher nur sehr wenige Biographien von Musikern gesehen.
I have to cheat a little since I've seen only very few music biopics.
  1. Amadeus/Amadeus

    Ich liebe diesen Film! Erst dachte ich ja, dass es bestimmt langweilig wird - aber nein, dem war nicht so!

    I love this movie! First I thought it sure is going to be borung - but nope!


  2. 8 Mile/8Mile
    Hier muss ich schummeln. Der Film ist nur semi-biographisch und somit keine richtige Biopic. Aber ich musste mir was aus den Fingern saugen.

    Here I cheat. It's only semi-biographical and therefore not a real biopic. But I had to come up with something.


  3. Frank/Frank
    Dieser Film spukte mir zwar im Kopf rum, aber erst wollte ich ihn nicht auf die Liste nehmen und diesen Platz hier einfach leer lassen. Aber dank Sonia Cerca von A Film A Day habe ich meine Meinung geändert. Frank ist ein grossartiger Film, aber nur teilweise biographisch, ein wahrer Kern ist aber vorhanden.

    First I didn't want to list this movie and just leave this space empty. But thanks to Sonia Cerca from A Film A Day I changed my mind. Frank is a great movie but only partly biographic, but there is an element of truth to the film.


    Welche Filme fallen euch noch so ein?
    What other movies come to your mind?

Kommentare :

  1. "Ray"
    "Straight Outta Compton"
    "Tina - What's Love Got To Do With It?"
    "The Doors"
    "Comedian Harmonists"
    "Walk the Line"
    "Falco - Verdammt wir leben noch!"

    LG
    Stephan

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    1. Walk The Line möchte ich irgendwann unbedingt noch sehen. The Doors könnte auch interessant sein.

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    2. "Walk the Line" ist spitze.
      "The Doors" ist auch ziemlich cool, aber da sag ich dir gleich an dieser Stelle: Dieser Film ist ein einziger Drogentrip.

      LG
      Stephan

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    3. Oh, ich mag filmische Drogentrips! :D Ausserdem passt das irgendwie auch zu The Doors ;)

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    4. Auf jeden Fall zu Jim Morrison. :-)

      Auch mir gefallen filmische Drogentrips.
      Der für mich beste ist der in "Fear And Loathing In Las Vegas" mit Johnny Depp. :-)

      LG
      Stephan

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    5. Fear and Loathing ist genial und definitiv Nr. 1 bei den Drogentrips :D

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  2. Excellent picks! Amadeus is currently my second favorite movie of all-time.

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    1. Thank you very much! Amadeus is also one of my all-time favourites.

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  3. Interesting choices. I saw Amadeus on its initial release and it was a visual treat on the giant screen as well as so beautifully acted. Did care much for 8 Mile and I haven't seen Frank but it's the first I've seen either today.

    I'm a big fan of this particular theme in film and have seen many, many so it was tough to narrow down until I decided to do a theme within theme and choose films where the subject overcame a major physical trauma at some time in their life and I STILL had to leave several off. These are the three I came up with.

    Sweet Dreams (1985)-Tale of Patsy Cline’s ascension from honkytonk singer to queen of the Grand Ole Opry and beyond as well as her messy personal life, including a near fatal car wreck, until her death in a plane crash. Jessica Lange was Oscar nominated for her turn as Patsy, she’s given strong support by Ed Harris as Cline’s difficult husband and Ann Wedgeworth in a beautiful performance as her mother.

    The Joker is Wild (1957)-Crooner Joe E. Lewis (Frank Sinatra) works his way up through the racket run nightclubs of Chicago mob boss Georgie Parker. Once successful he tries to move on only to have his throat slashed in retaliation. His voice ruined he slides into alcoholism but his former accompanist and friend helps him reestablish himself as a successful stand-up comic. The road still has many rough patches ahead though. One of Sinatra’s better lesser known performances. The film features one of Sinatra’s signature songs the Oscar winning “All the Way”.

    With a Song in My Heart (1952)-Young singer Jane Froman (Susan Hayward) rises from staff artist on a small radio station in the Midwest quickly climbing the ladder of success to become a top radio and stage star. Along the way she enters into a marriage of convenience with her manager which soon hits the rocks, then America enters WWII. Like many performers she volunteers to entertain the troops and is on her way to do so when her seaplane crashes into the Tagus River off the Lisbon coast. She is one of the few survivors but is severely injured, most perilously her leg is nearly amputated. The remainder of the film follows her grueling treatment, difficult recovery and return to finish the job she started. Grim in parts but overall a story of someone with tremendous fortitude in the face of huge adversity. Loaded with great music both Hayward (whose lip-syncing to Froman’s vocals is impressively realistic) and Thelma Ritter, as her steadfast nurse, were Oscar nominated.

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    1. Thank you very much :) It must've been great to watch Amadeus on big screen!
      Seems like you're the total opposite of me since I've only seen very few music biopics :D
      The Joker Is Wild sounds interesting and goes on my list.

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  4. Amadeus is a great movie and one of the best biopics. I haven't seen 8 mile and may...one day but I am not one for rap at all. Frank is a film I wanted to see and forgot all about it. When will Michael Fassbender win an Oscar.

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    1. Amadeus really is a great movie :) I've seen 8 Mile when I was younger and just because there was nothing else to watch :D
      I hope you'll get the chance to watch Frank.

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  5. I love that you went with 8 Mile. Such a great film. :)

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  6. Yes! Great picks - love Amadeus, such a superb film.

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