How musicians are portrayed in music biopics

Christmas, Jasmine (2013) How musicians are portrayed in music biopics. BA dissertation, University of Portsmouth.

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    Abstract

    In this document, I will discuss the influence of three key films on my work and their portrayal of musicians. Looking at 'The Doors' (1991), 'Last Days' (2005) and 'Control' (2007) I will show how each of these films choose to show musicians, how closely they relate to the people they were based on and how they effected my artefact.
    From studying these sources I found out how to naturally write a screenplay about musicians that included the typical mise-en-scène of a music biopic but was an original dramatic piece. By using the films discussed in the essay, informative works on the subject’s life and works and creative writing texts, I hoped to create a well formatted and original homage to these films.

    Item Type: Dissertation
    Departments/Research Groups: Faculty of Creative and Cultural Industries > School of Media and Performing Arts
    Depositing User: Jane Polwin
    Date Deposited: 30 Jan 2014 15:12
    Last Modified: 28 Jan 2015 12:33
    URI: http://eprints.port.ac.uk/id/eprint/14239

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