March 30, 2023

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YouTube Selection: Patrick Willems Dissects The Musical Biopic

Patrick (H) Willems takes a hard look at the musical biopic and the formula most of them use.

The Oscars go out this weekend, and one of the big nominees is Bohemian RhapsodyWhen I saw it, I liked the movie but didn’t love it.  The music was good, and the lead actor’s performance was good, but the rest seemed formulaic.  It’s not like they wrote the music for the movie, after all.  It’s been out for 30+ years.

Well, YouTube essayist Patrick (H) Willems also had some thoughts on the musical biopic and how popular the genre has been lately.

Willems basically points out that many musical biopics follow a pattern, including Bohemian Rhapsody, and it can be frustrating for anyone looking for a musical biopic to try something new, and he has some suggestions on how to do one better.  Take a look below to see what he had to say.

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