Today is Tuesday! and if you’ve been coming here for any length of time, you know that, for most people Tuesday is just the day after Monday, but for you it means that “Time to Vote Tuesday” is here!! YES!!!
What is “Time to Vote Tuesday”?:
“Time to Vote Tuesday” is the session of fun weekly polls which spark thought, debate, and intrigue! Each poll closes in a week with results posted on the following ‘TVT’!
Check out the results HERE.
I wish to thank everyone that voted in last week’s polls, shared it with others, and made it fun with your comments!
In this edition of ‘TVT’ this week’s poll, entitled “This Is Your Life”, we take a look at some of best biopics in Hollywood!
Sometimes I wonder what a person has to do in order to qualify for a movie to be made all about them. ?? A monarch who accomplished much without speaking much, a troubled musician, a political activist/antagonizing boxer, a Broadway entertainer. Some are exciting, some are boring, some (plainly put) just shouldn’t have been made!
Are you a fan of biopics? I am…depending on the subject. Yes, they aren’t completely action-packed (life isn’t either), but they very effectively romanticize the era and the thought of the culture from the time period. It’s a fun trip into the past (most times). But what makes a biopic GOOD? Some are good because of WHO they focus on (obvious choices like JFK, Ali, Gandhi, etc), while others are good because of HOW they focus on the person (i.e. Pursuit of Happyness, Capote, Raging Bull). Several of them end up as Oscar-winners showing people’s love for stories of true triumph.
Some of MY favorite biopics are: Yankee Doodle Dandy, The King’s Speech, Pursuit of Happyness, and Inception (j/k, that’s not a biopic! haha). What are some of yours? Perhaps you like Gandhi, The Coal Miner’s Daughter, Alexander (?), Nixon, A Beautiful Mind, Capote, The Aviator, Evita, Dahmer, Raging Bull, Amadeus, or even The Social Network as a biopic.
The poll closes on 7-3-12 and the results will post on next week’s “Time to Vote Tuesday!”
Thanks for reading! Happy Watching!
–T, The Focused Filmographer