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Biographical films

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Genre/Form termBiographical films
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Biographic films
Biographies, Film
Film biographies
Motion picture biographies
Screen biographies
See alsoMotion pictures
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Scope noteFilms that depict lives of real people. For films in which real persons, places, or events are depicted under invented names see Films à clef.
Subject example tracingNote under Films à clef
Found inCusten, G.F. Biographical movies, 1992 (biopics)
Yee, M.M. Moving image materials, 1988: p. 31 (Biographies, UF Bio-pics)
López, D. Films by genre, c1993 (Biographical film (Bio, Biog, Biography, Biopic, Film biography, Screen biography)), Mar. 16, 2012: Film genres > Film sub-genres > Biopics (Biopics Films; Biopic films (or biographical pictures) are a sub-genre of the larger drama and epic film genres, and although they reached a hey-day of popularity in the 1930s, they are still prominent to this day; biopics; biographical epics)
Wikipedia, Mar. 16, 2012 (A biographical film, or biopic (biographical motion picture), is a film that dramatizes the life of an actual person or people. They differ from films "based on a true story" or "historical films" in that they attempt to comprehensively tell a person's life story or at least the most historically important years of their lives.)
Cones, J.W. Motion picture biographies, c1997.
Sexual sports rhetoric, ©2010: p. 241 (biographic films on sport heroines)
Min, E. Korean film, 2003: p. 42 (biographic films)
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