Episode 137: The Cinematic Biography
On this episode of The Bonus Material Podcast, Thom Carnell, Brian Ellison, and Langley J West discuss the cinematic Biography. From 1915's BIRTH OF A NATION and YANKEE DOODLE DANDY starring James Cagney to the Dorothy Stratten biography STAR 80, Patty Jenkins' MONSTER, and the upcoming PT Barnum bio THE GREATEST SHOWMAN, we try to cover them all. This is a deceptively deep sub-genre and a lot of titles get thrown around. Hopefully, it won't be too confusing. Of course, we also cover some News, review this week's trailers, and make a few recommendations.
Featured song: Basil Poledouris "The Orgy"
(from the film CONAN THE BARBARIAN)