It’s clear to moviegoers that a new trend that’s currently holding up at the global box office is the biopic. Opening a door into the previously undocumented private lives of some of history’s most important and iconic cultural figures has proven to be a draw for audiences.
The latest wave of biopics has seen some of music’s most important stars translated to the big screen, from Elton John at Freddie Mercuryand the most recent version of by Baz Luhrman blockbuster film exposing the life of the King of Rock’n’Roll himself – Elvis. But what about the rest of the legendary musicians who have been overlooked and deserve their stories told?
The founding member and frontman of the iconic rock band Red Hot Chilli Peppers dove into his past and personal life in his biography scar tissue. Reflecting on his remarkable experiences from his childhood and his days in the band, Kiedis’ long and turbulent relationship with drug addiction from an early age and his path to sobriety and his relationship with his bandmates are as emotional as they are dramatic. .
One can’t help but wonder what would happen if directors like the Coen Brothers Where David Lynch got their hands on his story.
Dolly Parton remains one of the most important and iconic figures in not just country music culture, but the entire music industry. Her rise from a twelve-year-old child living in poverty to selling over 100 million records is both inspiring and full of stories. Her resilience, individuality, and charisma are just three of this blonde bombshell’s endless attributes.
With a career spanning over 50 years and still going strong, it’s hard to wonder why Dolly’s story hasn’t been told. actresses such as Lily James, Reese Witherspoon Where Scarlett Johansson would bring the vibrancy Dolly brings to the big screen and the honor she deserves.
Another blonde bombshell with an abundance of talent is MacFleetwood singer Stevie Nicks. Fans only have to listen to his words to hear his powerful and emotional take on life and his experiences. The relationships with his bandmates and his on/off relationship with Lindsey Buckingham have so much potential to reflect in the form of the film.
Stevie’s naturally theatrical presence and effervescence throughout her life deserves to be honored in the timeless method of filmmaking. Daughter of Carrie Fisher, Billie Heavywould put on the shawls and top hats beautifully, gifted with the voice to match.
The Canadian singer-songwriter and powerful poet has offered the world his beautifully written lyrics and messages throughout his career. His evolving relationship to spirituality and religion is rooted in his family and upbringing, shaping his view of the world around him.
Her series of romantic relationships acted as her muse for her work, with the tumultuous relationships providing the drama needed for a successful biopic.
The first woman to hit number one in the UK with her own self-penned song deserves her story to come to life. by Kate Bush unique and wacky music and style blew audiences away in the 1980s and gained popularity through The Duffer Brothers using his 1985 hit song “Running Up That Hill” in the most recent stranger things series. This refreshing resurgence has many viewers wondering who is Kate Bush?
The progression from an amateur family musician to a completely artistically independent musician would be a tale worth writing. Since the release of her album The Dreaming in 1982, she has produced all of her own work, watching this journey of how a woman in the 1980s gained this independence would be a gift.
Cat Stevens/Yusuf Islam
The music of Yusuf Islam (commonly referred to as her stage name cat stevens) has been heard in several major blockbusters, including Marvel’s 2017 Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.2. What is most interesting about the folk singer is his contact with death which prompted him to devote his life to the Islamic religion.
Always a spiritual being from an early age, the journey is evident throughout his music and would be a fascinating watch for audiences. Opening this door to the deep and meaningful discovery of Stevens’ faith and reintroducing it into music channeling that spirituality provides that progression and emotional connection that narratives in a great motion picture desire.
One of the greatest artists of the 20th century, by Frank Sinatra the story was to be told by the great Martin Scorsese, but unfortunately, this project was abandoned due to the intervention of Sinatra’s family. However, many still believe his story deserves to be shown on the big screen.
From his early days as a singer to award-winning actor, his tumultuous personal life, and his mysterious connection to the mob, the dramatic potential of storytelling is immense. The director who will do the justice Sinatra deserves is undoubtedly Scorsese, but who would be brave enough to take on the task of portraying the legendary crooner?
The Gallagher Brothers
The two singers of one of the best British groups of the 1990s, Liam and by Noel Gallagher relationship was one of the most famous in entertainment culture, often surpassing Oasis celebrity. Well-known for their personality clashes and often extremely public displays of aggression towards each other, fans often wondered what happened behind closed doors.
Having a dramatic and revealing film depicting the creative and often personal battle going on between the brothers would shine a light on both sides of the story. As Oasis was one of the figures of the Brit-Pop movement, it’s only fitting that a British director could capture the raw feel of the brothers throughout the 1990s – Danny Boyle would treat history with the respect and courage it desires.
Often considered one of the greatest singers of all time, Karen Carpenter The story of life is a tragic and heartbreaking story. Idolized by many great singers today, Karen was part of the brother/sister duo The carpenters, singing with his musician brother Richard. Convincing her family to buy her drums, Karen began her fascination with music, eventually discovering her beautiful and soulful voice.
Her failed marriage, difficult relationship with her parents, and her body image and anorexia issues ultimately led to her demise. His songs and incredible voice endure, and his story is one of resilience and tragedy.
Pioneer in several genres of music, Stevie Wonder is an example of strength and perseverance. From a child prodigy to one of the best-selling artists of all time, Wonder was a prominent and strong figure in the equality movement, fighting to make Martin Luther King Jr’s birthday a federal holiday in 1980. His success in the face of adversity is something not only admired but recognized.
Despite his blindness, Wonder never wavered from his talents and determination to do what he loved, a heartwarming and empowering story of a man doing what he loved despite his setbacks. A must-see movie.
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