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Beatles to get a Fab Four of biopics, with a movie each for Paul, John, George and Ringo

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It could be good. It could be bad. I think Magical Mystery Tour movie could do with a revamp first

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The biopic is the least artistic of film genres. You can't show a life of a person on 2 hours or 20 hours of celluloid. Our time is better spent reading a well-written biography of which there are many. That said, I will probably watch these Fab Four bios for personal reasons and out of curiosity but without any high expectations.

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Box-office hits like “Bohemian Rhapsody,”

Horrific. A cinematic crime against humanity.

“Rocketman”

unwatchable.

and “Elvis” 

Nobody wanted it. Nobody saw it. Nobody remembers it.

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Box-office hits like “Bohemian Rhapsody,”

Horrific. A cinematic crime against humanity.

Have to disagree with you there Stan. I don't especially like Queen, but that was a good movie. Especially on the big screen. It is the only movie that me and missus have ever gone to the cinema to see twice

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I like biopics. Some get it right, some don’t. But for casual fans, it can be a good stimulus for further investigation.

and “Elvis” 

Nobody wanted it. Nobody saw it. Nobody remembers it.

One person here does.

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One person here does.

so you're the guy who saw it!

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I saw Elvis too. It was great in the theater.

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While it seems a good idea, the project could turn into a Star Wars franchise with the excessive quantity watering down the quality.

The Beatles were after all the four headed monster ( their words) so individually their stories as Beatles could be less compelling when told as individual movies.

I have never seen the Elvis movie.

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George and Ringo won't get the same treatment as John and Paul.

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Each film will be from the perspective of a Beatle.

George and John's perspective might be hard to obtain. Caution is advised. We don't want another Now and Then which taught us George and John's input up to the very end is vital for it to be Beatles in the full

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I like biopics. Some get it right, some don’t. But for casual fans, it can be a good stimulus for further investigation.

I’m not a big movie watcher but I did see the Elvis film. My mate is a big Elvis fan ( I pay my due respect to Elvis ). He asked me to go along to watch it with him. I enjoyed it. Maybe it’s lese-majesty to say it was better than the films I watched starring the king himself.

I saw the Johnny Cash biopic years ago. That was pretty good.

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I saw the Johnny Cash biopic years ago. That was pretty good.

I did, too. I admire Joaquin Phoenix and I’m a huge Johnny Cash fan, so I loved it.

You can't show a life of a person on 2 hours or 20 hours of celluloid. Our time is better spent reading a well-written biography of which there are many.

I agree. I’m more than a casual fan of Chaplin, I read his autobiography and several other tomes on his life, so when I saw the movie with Robert Downey, Jr. (another actor I respect), I kind of felt a lot was missing. But for the casual fan, it could be a catalyst to deeper investigation.

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Great news. There is hardly anything known about this unpopular but seminal group. I hope they can do the same for Bucks Fizz.

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But for the casual fan, it could be a catalyst to deeper investigation

Maybe the Elvis film could be good for a generation not too famine with his music.

Always good to broaden your horizons. I was too young to appreciate Stevie Wonder’s 70s masterpieces. I’ll always be grateful to my mate’s mum for recommending them.

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*familar

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I found the Queen and Elton biopics enjoyable but the Elvis film was a total snoozefest for me and I didn't finish watching it, not sure I even made it the halfway point of the film.

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