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The Biopic

“Biography is actually a quest for lives that speak to us” said biographer Hermione Lee. So what is it that we are looking for in the increasingly popular ‘biopic’ genre – films like Diana, Saving Mr Banks, 12 Years a Slave or The Wolf of Wall Street that claim to be based on real life events and aim to depict episodes in the lives of their protagonists? Pod Academy’s film specialist, Esther Gaytan Fuertes, went to talk to Tom Brown and Belen Vidal, two lecturers in Film Studies at King’s College London, about their recent book, The Biopic in Contemporary Film Culture, to find out more about this genre. - See more at: http://podacademy.org/podcasts/biopic-contemporary-film-culture/#sthash.vdPIJdSZ.dpuf

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