Music Biopics - Page 2 - U2 Feedback

Go Back   U2 Feedback > Lypton Village > Lemonade Stand > Just the Bang and the Clatter
Click Here to Login
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 01-20-2016, 02:07 AM   #16
ONE
love, blood, life
 
namkcuR's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Kettering, Ohio
Posts: 10,290
Local Time: 11:17 PM
From what I understand, Cohen is no longer attached to the Mercury thing. Apparently the remaining members of the band parted ways with him over creative differences. I guess Cohen wanted to do a warts-and-all type thing and the band wants a more family friendly affair. Or at least that's one of the things I read.

__________________

__________________
namkcuR is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-20-2016, 02:33 AM   #17
Blue Crack Supplier
 
lazarus's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Los Angeles, California
Posts: 38,005
Local Time: 08:17 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by lazarus View Post
Under the Sea, Kevin Spacey's passion project about Bobby Darin is very underrated and worth seeing.
Quote:
Originally Posted by IWasBored View Post
That one was good.

It was actually Beyond The Sea. Not sure why I mixed it up with a song from The Little Mermaid.
__________________

__________________
lazarus is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-20-2016, 02:59 AM   #18
Blue Crack Supplier
 
IWasBored's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Posts: 36,504
Local Time: 12:17 AM
I didn't even notice.
__________________
IWasBored is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-20-2016, 09:46 AM   #19
Rock n' Roll Doggie
FOB
 
MrPryck2U's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2000
Location: Long Island, NY, USA, Earth
Posts: 8,953
Local Time: 11:17 PM
Thumbs Up

Backbeat was very good too. The soundtrack was great too. Now that this thread was started, I'm thinking about all the biopics about musicians.
__________________
MrPryck2U is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-20-2016, 01:09 PM   #20
Rock n' Roll Doggie
 
Join Date: Apr 2014
Location: southwest USA
Posts: 3,302
Local Time: 04:17 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Kieran McConville View Post
Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story

"You don't want any part of this shit, man."




Sent from my iPhone using U2 Interference
__________________
bobsaget77 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-20-2016, 02:25 PM   #21
Blue Meth Addict
 
u2popmofo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2000
Location: Texas
Posts: 36,961
Local Time: 10:17 PM
I prefer music biopsies.
__________________
u2popmofo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-20-2016, 03:03 PM   #22
ONE
love, blood, life
 
david's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2000
Location: southern california
Posts: 10,154
Local Time: 08:17 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by namkcuR View Post
From what I understand, Cohen is no longer attached to the Mercury thing. Apparently the remaining members of the band parted ways with him over creative differences. I guess Cohen wanted to do a warts-and-all type thing and the band wants a more family friendly affair. Or at least that's one of the things I read.

Bono should have reprised his role from Live Aid.
__________________
david is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 01-20-2016, 09:02 PM   #23
BVS
Blue Crack Supplier
 
BVS's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: between my head and heart
Posts: 40,693
Local Time: 10:17 PM
Let's be honest U2 would make for a boring biopic, they have pretty boring personal lives. But I wonder if REM would make for a good one? They were pretty good about staying out of the limelight, but Stipe's personal life along with their unconventional rise could be interesting if done well.


Sent from my iPhone using U2 Interference
__________________
BVS is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 01-20-2016, 10:35 PM   #24
Refugee
 
Hollow Island's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Posts: 2,133
Local Time: 12:17 AM
Love and Mercy, the movie about Brian Wilson in the early and mid 60s and then being liberated from his captor in the 80s/90s is incredible. I don't care for biopics or John Cusack, but that movie is incredible. One of the best of last year. The score is amazing, too. Atticus Ross, Reznor's partner in scoring and NIN, did it. It tries to show what it was like to be in Wilson's head. Very psychedelic. A brilliant, lovely, moving movie. I can't recommend it highly enough. Paul Dano as Young Brian and Paul Giamatti as the shrink jailer are astounding it it.

Sent from my MotoE2(4G-LTE) using U2 Interference mobile app
__________________
Hollow Island is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-20-2016, 10:40 PM   #25
Rock n' Roll Doggie
FOB
 
MrPryck2U's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2000
Location: Long Island, NY, USA, Earth
Posts: 8,953
Local Time: 11:17 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by BVS View Post
Let's be honest U2 would make for a boring biopic, they have pretty boring personal lives. But I wonder if REM would make for a good one? They were pretty good about staying out of the limelight, but Stipe's personal life along with their unconventional rise could be interesting if done well.
A good filmmaker can make any subject/story entertaining. U2 have accomplished a lot in their career and I'm sure there's plenty of stuff behind-the-scenes that would make for a compelling storyline. Same thing with REM. Remember: Boring is for boring minds.
__________________
MrPryck2U is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-20-2016, 10:50 PM   #26
Blue Crack Distributor
 
bono_212's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Los Angeles
Posts: 81,105
Local Time: 08:17 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by lazarus View Post
Immortal Beloved, though it doesn't chart Beethoven's entire life, is beautiful, brilliant.

Amadeus is certainly a well-known classic in this genre.

Under the Sea, Kevin Spacey's passion project about Bobby Darin is very underrated and worth seeing.

Bound For Glory, with David Carradine playing Woody Guthrie, is a standout example from the 70s.






Quote:
Originally Posted by IWasBored View Post
That one was good.




That sounds awful. Let's never do that.



What was that Ian Curtis one from a few years ago in black and white. Control? I liked that one. Otherwise, shitty genre of movies. There's nothing worse than a lame picture perfect set up scene where something happens and then TA DA look it was the inspiration for that super famous song, that we will make sure to beat you over the head with by playing it in the very next scene. That contrived bullshit game was strong in Ray and Walk the Line. Actually I'm pretty sure there was one of those scenes in the Joy Division movie too now that I think about it.






Quote:
Originally Posted by lazarus View Post
It was actually Beyond The Sea. Not sure why I mixed it up with a song from The Little Mermaid.






Quote:
Originally Posted by IWasBored View Post
I didn't even notice.
I noticed. You both disappoint me for getting it wrong, but huge bonus points for mentioning the film in the first place.
__________________
bono_212 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-20-2016, 10:51 PM   #27
Rock n' Roll Doggie
VIP PASS
 
Mack_Again's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2014
Location: definitely Osaka
Posts: 6,626
Local Time: 11:17 PM
wasn't there documentary for Eagles ?
__________________
Mack_Again is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-20-2016, 10:52 PM   #28
Blue Crack Distributor
 
bono_212's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Los Angeles
Posts: 81,105
Local Time: 08:17 PM
The thing about biopics that people rarely get right is they needn't cover an entire person's life. Tell a chunk of a story, not the whole thing. Then you can do it some proper justice.

When I was in college I took a course on the genre and we had to pitch a biopic at the end. Mine was based on the book Until the End of the World. That would make a badass movie, even if a lot of it is a touch fabricated.

Now I have a different story in mind, and I'm thinking about actually trying my hand at a screen play
__________________
bono_212 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-20-2016, 10:53 PM   #29
Refugee
 
PennyLanePHINS's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: NY
Posts: 1,062
Local Time: 11:17 PM
Still waiting for that Janis Joplin one.

Though the Janis: Little Girl Blue documentary is supposed to be pretty good so that should suffice for now.
__________________
PennyLanePHINS is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-20-2016, 11:03 PM   #30
Rock n' Roll Doggie
FOB
 
MrPryck2U's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2000
Location: Long Island, NY, USA, Earth
Posts: 8,953
Local Time: 11:17 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by Mack_Again View Post
wasn't there documentary for Eagles ?

History of the Eagles (2013). It was quite good.
__________________

__________________
MrPryck2U is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:17 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Design, images and all things inclusive copyright © Interference.com