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Biopics/Famous Lives On Screen

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Of course you have to list The Glenn Miller Story with James Stewart. Then there's The Benny Goodman Story with Steve Allen. And how about The Eddy Duchin Story with Tyrone Power.

 

Excellent, Lawrence-- Everybody loves Jimmy Stewart in The Glenn Miller Story and everybody knows about the Eddy Duchin story, but Steve Allen as Benny Goodman is not as well-known. Steve Allen does a credible job and is very well supported by Donna Reed.

 

Well, Lawrence--Are you in the mood for another question?

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This American frontiersman has been the subject of fictionalized books, films and television for nearly 200 years. Name the 1930's film and the star, the 1960's TV series and the star, and the famous book series that was based on him, a series that has been the source of many film adaptations from the earliest silents to the 1990's.

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Daniel Boone.

 

The Book series is "The Leatherstocking Tales", five novels written by James Fenimore Cooper, the most famous of which is maybe "The Last of the Mohicans", whose main character is Hawkeye.  The adaptations of that date from 1920 to 1992.  The other 4 books are "The Deerslayer", "The Pathfinder", "The Pioneers", and "The Prairie".

 

The 1936 "The Last of the Mohicans" starred Randolph Scott as Hawkeye.

 

The 1936 film "Daniel Boone" starred George O'Brien in the title role.

 

There is a tv series "Daniel Boone" that ran from 1964-1970.  It starred Fess Parker.

 

There is a 1971 miniseries for "The Last of the Mohicans"; it starred Kenneth Ives as Hawkeye.

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This highly fictionalized bio is set during the colonial era.  It starred a man of many faces, who carried the film while three future stars supported the movie.  Name the film, the star and his role, and the three future stars, and the studio.

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Hudson's Bay (1941) from Fox, starring Paul Muni as Pierre Radisson, with Gene Tierney, Laird Cregar and Vincent Price.

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Here's a twist on the formula: Name at least three movie biopics where the subjects played themselves. Bonus points for any extras you can come up with.

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What about a little pot pourri of the Arts?

 

Please name the movies and the actors and the actress portraying these real artists in 5 biopics--

 

 

*A legendary male ballet dancer

 

* A legendary male ballroom dancer

 

* A legendary male opera singer

 

* A legendary male marching band conductor

 

* A legendary female English Theatre and music hall star

 

5--Cinq/Cinco in all--

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1) Nijinksy (1980) starring George de la Pena as Vaslav Nijinsky

 

2) The Story of Vernon and Irene Castle (1939) starring Fred Astaire as Vernon Castle

 

3) The Great Caruso (1951) starring Mario Lanza as Enrico Caruso

 

4) Stars and Stripes Forever (1952) starring Clifton Webb as John Philip Sousa

 

5) I don't know.

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1) Nijinksy (1980) starring George de la Pena as Vaslav Nijinsky

 

2) The Story of Vernon and Irene Castle (1939) starring Fred Astaire as Vernon Castle

 

3) The Great Caruso (1951) starring Mario Lanza as Enrico Caruso

 

4) Stars and Stripes Forever (1952) starring Clifton Webb as John Philip Sousa

 

5) I don't know.

Lawrence, good job--

 

Number 5 is Julie Andrews' only flop- - her protraying the great Gertrude Lawrence in Star.

 

Lawrence, four out of five gets you the next turn--

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Lawrence, good job--

 

Number 5 is Julie Andrews' only flop- - her protraying the great Gertrude Lawrence in Star.

 

Lawrence, four out of five gets you the next turn--

 

I was working on number 5...trying to narrow it down...I shoulda said so! I hadn't settled on Star yet.

 

Next: Despite being one of the most acclaimed men in his field, and one of the most famous men of all time, there were no film biopics on this man's life during the classic film era, only a silent film in 1919 and not another until a TV mini-series in 1971. No films made exclusively about him have ever been major commercial or critical hits, although the works of this man have been featured in countless films and television scenarios, and even his name has been featured in hit film titles. Despite having lived over 500 years ago, he is still a household name.

 

Name this man.

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The painter of La Gioconda - - La Joconde

 

 

Leonardo DaVinci

 

Correct! I was very surprised, given all of the events of his life and his effect on history, that no major film has been made on his life.

 

 

Your thread, Princess!

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And now biopics concerning French literature--

 

**This French film is about the memoir of the famous daughter of the most famous writer in French literature--

 

 

*This Golden Age Hollywood film is about a French writer who stood up against anti-semitism--

 

 

* This acclaimed Hollywood silent movie is about an infamous and legendary French poet--

 

 

* This Golden Age Hollywood biopic is about two lovers but gives the title to the man. The female was a famous French novelist who who was a pioneer in women's rights in the 19th century--

 

 

5 movies, 5 giants of French literature and the corresponding performers

 

** If you get either the father or the daughter, the other one will come easy.

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1) The Story of Adele H. , daughter of Victor Hugo, starring Isabelle Adjani

 

2) The Life of Emile Zola, starring Paul Muni

 

3) still working on it

 

4) still working on it

 

5) I don't think you put a fifth film down

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3) - "Beloved Rogue" (1927)--John Barrymore as  15th Century French poet Francois Villon?

 

4) - "A Song To Remember" (1945)--Merle Oberon as George Sand and Cornel Wilde as Frederic Chopin.

 

As Lawrence said, I don't think there is a 5th film listed.

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3) - "Beloved Rogue" (1927)--John Barrymore as 15th Century French poet Francois Villon?

 

4) - "A Song To Remember" (1945)--Merle Oberon as George Sand and Cornel Wilde as Frederic Chopin.

 

As Lawrence said, I don't think there is a 5th film listed.

Vous avez raison--4 movies and 5 French authors

 

Lawrence, Film Lover--Both of you guys did a great job. Do you want to flip for it?

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