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All Eyez On Me: The Best Music Biopics - Movies In Focus
Musicians are often some of the most interesting, unique, scrutinised and debated over figures in popular culture, which has led to a plethora of music biopics over the years. While many simply follow the same well trodden narratives that biopics often get bogged down by, others have managed to truly capture the spirit of the figures and the time that they lived. To celebrate the release of All Eyez On Me, which follows of the most iconic and adored celebrities to ever exist, Tupac Shakur; Movies In Focus thought it would round up some of the best music biopics. Sid & Nancy (1986) In a career stacked full of tremendous performances, one of Gary Oldman’s most definitive is as Sex Pistols bassist, Sid Vicious. It is a towering and magnetic portrayal that puts most other depictions of real life figures to shame. Beyond that, Alex Cox’s account of the relationship between Vicious and Nancy Spungen is successful at capturing the manic and anti-authoritarian mood of punk music and he smartly sidesteps an overall account of the band’s history that would have contradicted their style and purpose. Walk The Line (2005) This is an example of biopic that often falls into [...]