12. The Lives and Times of the Biopic

  1. Robert A. Rosenstone2 and
  2. Constantin Parvulescu3
  1. Dennis Bingham

Published Online: 19 FEB 2013

DOI: 10.1002/9781118322673.ch12

A Companion to the Historical Film

A Companion to the Historical Film

How to Cite

Bingham, D. (2013) The Lives and Times of the Biopic, in A Companion to the Historical Film (eds R. A. Rosenstone and C. Parvulescu), Blackwell Publishing Ltd., Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781118322673.ch12

Editor Information

  1. 2

    Caltech, USA

  2. 3

    West University of Timisoara, Romania

Author Information

  1. Indiana University–Purdue University, Indianapolis, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 19 FEB 2013
  2. Published Print: 25 JAN 2013

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781444337242

Online ISBN: 9781118322673

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Keywords:

  • film studies;
  • the American biopic;
  • new biopic;
  • female biopics;
  • genre's discomfort;
  • The Twilight Saga: New Moon (2009);
  • star persona;
  • Rosenstone's concepts

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Repugnant Respectability

  • Separate and Unequal: The Female Biopic

  • Acting in the Biopic: “A Body Too Much”?

  • Case Study: The Aviator

  • Subjects and Stars: Sinatra in The Joker Is Wild (1957)

  • History, Fiction, Biography: An Evolution

  • Conclusion: The Continued Life of Biopics

  • References