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The Inherent Flaw of Biopics

Posted in Whatever with tags on 05/25/2015 by McCutcheon

It’s usually entertaining to see your favorite historical figures and celebrities fully fleshed out. The costumes, the music, the attitude- whatever or whoever it is you’re watching is suddenly brought to life in a way you previously would have had to have lived it to understand.

And they can make some serious money too. With 2013’s Lee Daniels’ The Butler grossing more than five times it’s budget, the money made from say, the book it was based on, are guaranteed to go up as well.

So what’s the problem with them? It’s too easy to say “They change things from what really happened!” Although that will usually be the case. But there’s something more to these biopics that could be brought to light each time one is released. Continue reading