Sunday, September 12, 2010

ON MOVIES ~ Hey, I Know That Guy...

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MONDAY MOVIE MEME

Molly looked around for a weekly meme about movies and did not have any luck. So therefore she decided to start her own! Andy will play along as well - hopefully you will too. Go to your blog and create your own post on the topic, linking back to us in your post, then come back and leave a link to your post here in our Comments section. If you don’t have a blog, just share your response in the Comments section.

This week's movie topic is all about Biopics...

There are lots of movies these days that tell the stories about the lives of real people. We prefer the sweeping tales of a person's life story as opposed to snapshots of moments in their time. There are lots of examples that sprung to mind and we've shared a few of them below. Sometimes the films feature people we're already familiar with and other times they introduce us to them. Either way, we had a hard time coming up with biopics featuring women - maybe you can rectify that in your post. Share on your blog movies featuring portrayals of real people and their life stories, linking back here at The Bumbles. And don't forget to visit your fellow participants!
 Do you have a topic to suggest to the Monday Movie Meme? Or would you like to guest host? Let us know in the Comments section or send us an e-mail.

13 comments:

rhapsodyinbooks said...

Oh I was so loving Joaquin after Walk the Line until he kind of got all weird. But women biopics - not as many but some very good ones! My favorite is probably Sweet Dreams with Jessica Lange as Patsy Cline. Love that movie!

otin said...

I was actually thinking about Sissy Spacek in "Coal Miner's Daughter" and Hillary Swank just played Amelia Erhart.

Noelle said...

mine's up!

http://justnoelle.blogspot.com/2010/09/monday-movie-meme-biopics.html

The Gal Herself said...
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The Gal Herself said...

I've seen all those performances except Sam Rockwell's, and that's because The Gong Show was on after school when I was a kid and I couldn't BEAR him.

But the ones I have seen were impressive. In fact, Jim Morrison and Val Kilmer are now forever linked in my head.

Never one to shirk a Movie Monday challenge, I've included 3 women's bio performances.

boliyou said...

I've managed to not see a single one of those movies, and I don't know how! I've seen parts of Patton, but not the whole thing.

Mine are here: http://www.endomental.com/2010/09/monday-movie-meme_13.html

Lindsey said...

I could have gone on and on with this one :) Great choices, especially Val Kilmer as Jim Morrison!! My post is HERE.

stacybuckeye said...

Great list! I could have used half of yours for mine, but only stole one :)

http://stacybuckeye.wordpress.com/2010/09/13/monday-movie-meme-best-biopics/

Sandy Nawrot said...

Sorry Bumbles I didn't participate because I was wrapped up in BBAW!

Rachel Elizabeth said...

Will Smith as Muhammed Ali in Ali
Audrey Tatau as Gabrielle "Coco" Chanel in Coco Before Chanel
Tom Hulce as Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart in Amadeus
Meryl Streep as Julia Childs in Julie and Julia
Dennis Quaid in as Jerry Lee Lewis in Great Balls of Fire
Russell Crowe as John Nash in A Beautiful Mind
Johnny Depp as George Jung in Blow
Salma Hayek as Frida Kahlo in Frida

Lulu said...

Patton was really good...

here's mine: http://lulu-bitz-and-pieces.blogspot.com/2010/09/monday-movie-meme-biopics.html

Anne said...

Catching up.

Charlize Theron as Aileen Wuornos. She was great in that movie. It was so eerie seeing her un-prettied if there is such a word. XD

Other notables:
Julia Roberts as Erin Brokovich
Meryl Streep as Julia Child
Cate Blanchett as Queen Elizabeth
Milla Jovovich as Joan of Arc
Emile Hirsch as Christopher McCandless
Liam Neeson as Oskar Schindler
Mel Gibson as William Wallace
James Franco as James Dean

ღ Ms. Joy mH ღ said...

mine is up!

http://coupleslovebook.blogspot.com/2010/09/familiar-faces.html