The Life of Music Legend

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1.
The Glenn Miller Story (1954)
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Biography of bandleader Glenn Miller from his beginnings to his death over the English Channel in December 1944. (115 mins.)
Director: Anthony Mann
“ Glenn Miller ” - gocciaweb
 
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Song Without End (1960)
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The romantic story of Hungarian pianist Franz Liszt (Dirk Bogarde), whose scandalous love affair forced him to abandon his adoring audiences. (141 mins.)
Director: Charles Vidor
“ Franz Liszt ” - gocciaweb
 
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Angeli senza paradiso (1970)
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(91 mins.)
“ Franz Peter Schubert ” - gocciaweb
 
4.
Lady Sings the Blues (1972)
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The story of the troubled life and career of the legendary Jazz singer, Billie Holiday. (144 mins.)
Director: Sidney J. Furie
“ Billie Holiday ” - gocciaweb
 
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Elvis (1979 TV Movie)
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Biographical movie about the famous rock singer Elvis Presley. (150 mins.)
Director: John Carpenter
“ Elvis Presley ” - gocciaweb
 
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Amadeus (1984)
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The incredible story of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, told by his peer and secret rival Antonio Salieri - now confined to an insane asylum. (160 mins.)
Director: Milos Forman
“ Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart ” - gocciaweb
 
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Sid and Nancy (1986)
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Morbid biographical story of Sid Vicious, bassist with British punk group the Sex Pistols, and his girlfriend Nancy Spungen... (112 mins.)
Director: Alex Cox
“ Sid Vicious(Sex Pistols) ” - gocciaweb
 
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La Bamba (1987)
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Biographical story of the rise from nowhere of early rock and roll singer Ritchie Valens who died at age 17 in a plane crash with Buddy Holly and the Big Bopper. (108 mins.)
Director: Luis Valdez
“ Ritchie Valens ” - gocciaweb
 
9.
Bird (1988)
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The troubled life and career of the jazz musician, Charlie "Bird" Parker. (161 mins.)
Director: Clint Eastwood
“ Charlie Parker ” - gocciaweb
 
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Great Balls of Fire! (1989)
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The life and career of wildly controversial rock 'n' roll star Jerry Lee Lewis. (108 mins.)
Director: Jim McBride
“ Jerry Lee Lewis ” - gocciaweb
 
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The Doors (1991)
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The story of the famous and influential 1960s rock band and its lead singer and composer, Jim Morrison, from his days as a UCLA film student in Los Angeles, to his untimely death in Paris, France at age 27 in 1971. (140 mins.)
Director: Oliver Stone
“ Jim Morrison(The Doors) ” - gocciaweb
 
12.
What's Love Got to Do with It (1993)
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The story of singer Tina Turner's rise to stardom and how she gained the courage to break free from abusive husband, Ike Turner. (118 mins.)
Director: Brian Gibson
“ Tina Turner ” - gocciaweb
 
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Backbeat (1994)
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A dramatization of the Hamburg, Germany phase of the Beatles' early history. (100 mins.)
Director: Iain Softley
“ John Lennon(The Beatles) ” - gocciaweb
 
14.
Immortal Beloved (1994)
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The life and death of the legendary Ludwig van Beethoven. Beside all the work he is known for, the composer... (121 mins.)
Director: Bernard Rose
“ Ludwig van Beethoven ” - gocciaweb
 
15.
Callas Forever (2002)
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A fictionalized account of the last days of opera singer Maria Callas (Ardant). (108 mins.)
“ Maria Callas ” - gocciaweb
 
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Ray (2004)
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The story of the life and career of the legendary rhythm and blues musician Ray Charles, from his humble beginnings in the South, where he went blind at age seven, to his meteoric rise to stardom during the 1950s and 1960s. (152 mins.)
Director: Taylor Hackford
“ Ray Charles ” - gocciaweb
 
17.
Beyond the Sea (2004)
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A swooning study of "Mack the Knife" singer Bobby Darin (Spacey) specifically, and his relationship with his wife Sandra Dee (Bosworth). (118 mins.)
Director: Kevin Spacey
“ Bobby Darin ” - gocciaweb
 
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De-Lovely (2004)
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Inspecting a magical biographical stage musical, composer Cole Porter reviews his life and career with his wife, Linda. (125 mins.)
Director: Irwin Winkler
“ Cole Porter ” - gocciaweb
 
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Stoned (2005)
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A chronicle of the sordid life and suspicious death of Rolling Stones co-founder Brian Jones, who was found in the bottom of his swimming pool weeks after being let go from the band. (102 mins.)
Director: Stephen Woolley
“ Brian Jones(The Rolling Stones) ” - gocciaweb
 
20.
Last Days (2005)
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A Seattle-set rock & roll drama about a musician whose life and career is reminiscent of Kurt Cobain's. (97 mins.)
Director: Gus Van Sant
“ Kurt Cobain(Nirvana) ” - gocciaweb
 
21.
Walk the Line (2005)
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A chronicle of country music legend Johnny Cash's life, from his early days on an Arkansas cotton farm to his rise to fame with Sun Records in Memphis, where he recorded alongside Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Carl Perkins. (136 mins.)
Director: James Mangold
“ Johnny Cash ” - gocciaweb
 
22.
I'm Not There. (2007)
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Ruminations on the life of Bob Dylan, where six characters embody a different aspect of the musician's life and work. (135 mins.)
Director: Todd Haynes
“ Bob Dylan ” - gocciaweb
 
23.
Control (2007)
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A profile of Ian Curtis, the enigmatic singer of Joy Division whose personal, professional, and romantic troubles led him to commit suicide at the age of 23. (122 mins.)
Director: Anton Corbijn
“ Ian Curtis(Joy Division) ” - gocciaweb
 
24.
La Vie en Rose (2007)
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The life story of singer Édith Piaf. (140 mins.)
Director: Olivier Dahan
“ Édith Piaf ” - gocciaweb
 
25.
Cadillac Records (2008)
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Chronicles the rise of Chess Records and its recording artists. (109 mins.)
Director: Darnell Martin
“ Leonard Chess, Muddy Waters, Chuck Berry, Etta James etc. ” - gocciaweb
 
26.
Falco - Verdammt, wir leben noch! (2008)
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The life story of 80'ies Austrian superstar Falco, the man behind the monster hit "Rock me, Amadeus". The story of Johann "Falco" Hölzel from young kid, the road from a band to his solo career, and to his tragic death. (109 mins.)
Director: Thomas Roth
“ Falco ” - gocciaweb
 
27.
I, Don Giovanni (2009)
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A drama based on the life of 18th century Italian lyricist Lorenzo da Ponte, who collaborated with Mozart on his "Don Giovanni" opera. (127 mins.)
Director: Carlos Saura
“ Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart ” - gocciaweb
 
28.
Notorious (2009)
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The life and death story of Notorious B.I.G. (a.k.a. Christopher Wallace), who came straight out of Brooklyn to take the world of rap music by storm. (122 mins.)
“ Biggie ” - gocciaweb
 
29.
Sister Smile (2009)
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A biography of the Belgian nun Jeannine Deckers, who became a popular singer in the early 1960s and struggled with the contradiction between the church and her true self. (120 mins.)
Director: Stijn Coninx
“ Jeannine Deckers ” - gocciaweb
 
30.
Nowhere Boy (2009)
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A chronicle of John Lennon's first years, focused mainly in his adolescence and his relationship with his stern aunt Mimi, who raised him, and his absentee mother Julia, who re-entered his life at a crucial moment in his young life. (98 mins.)
Director: Sam Taylor-Wood
“ John Lennon(The Beatles) ” - gocciaweb
 
31.
The Runaways (2010)
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A coming-of-age biographical film about the 1970s teenage all-girl rock band The Runaways. This film also explores the relationship between band members Joan Jett and Cherie Currie. (106 mins.)
“ The Runaways ” - gocciaweb