Moving from propaganda to three stories of the decision makers in WWII, Alex and Jonathan take a look at the biopics Patton (1970), The King’s Speech (2010), and Darkest Hour (2017). We talk about how each film balances the politics with the subject, the evolving style of biopics, and why biopics from WWII seem to primarily be about recognizable figures.
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Skip to: Patton (08:36), The King’s Speech (25:21), Darkest Hour (41:58), Overall (1:00:36), Coming Attractions (1:09:08)
Resources referenced in this episode:
Coming Attractions – WWII: The Action
Intro/outro music by Mike Braudrick