Episode 22. Brilliant Biopics

Where is the line between story and history? That’s the question as Alex and Jonathan take a look at three great films about three great historical figures: Amadeus (1984), The Last Emperor (1987), and The Aviator (2004). We talk about factual accuracy versus dramatic license, cinematic portrayal of flawed lives, and the uniqueness of film’s distinct documentary and biopic genres.


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Skip to: Amadeus (6:01), The Last Emperor (25:59), The Aviator (42:09), Overall (57:49), Coming Attractions (1:04:14)

Resources referenced in this episode:

Next week we wrap up our samurai series by sending them to space:

Intro/Outro Music:
Ash by Mike Braudrick

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