Elvis (2022) and Biopics: An Examination Resource List

A list of articles videos, etc. for my latest video. You can watch the video itself here:

Now for the sources!

Articles quoted:

“Baz Luhrmann’s ‘Elvis’ Is ‘Not Really a Biopic’ but an Ode to the ‘Original Superhero’ Presley” 

“What Is A Biographical Movie Film?” 

“The Freddie Mercury Biopic Was Sacha Baron Cohen’s Idea, Plus More Details On The Project” 

“Sacha Baron Cohen Exits Freddie Mercury Biopic Over Creative Differences With Queen” 

“The Dalbeattie Apology” 

“The Richard Jewell Controversy—And the Complicated Truth About Kathy Scruggs“  

“‘Richard Jewell’ Scribe Billy Ray Accuses Atlanta Journal-Constitution Editor Of Using Disputed Scene To Cloak Its Role In Ruining Hero’s Life”  

“‘Richard Jewell’ Controversy: Olivia Wilde Calls Out Double Standard Of Sexism”  

“Elton John: ‘They wanted to tone down the sex and drugs. But I haven’t led a PG-13 life’” 

“Baz Luhrmann and Austin Butler on Elvis and honouring the ‘original superhero’ while exposing the dark heart of the American dream” 

John Carpenter 1979 TV interview about Elvis 

“Baz Luhrmann teases Elvis as a ‘3-act pop-cultural opera’” 

Other sources:

Wiki article on biopics 

“Bohemian Rhapsody: How the Oscar-nominated Queen biopic almost never happened” 

“Roger Taylor admits that Queen’s cultural boycott-breaking trip to apartheid-era South Africa was ‘a mistake’” 

Sasha Baron Cohen on What Happened With the Freddie Mercury Biopic 

Bohemian Rhapsody Pitch Meeting: 

mina le’s tweet: 

My tweet at mina le’s tweet: 

“Family of Belfast man Prenter who was Freddie Mercury’s PA claim movie’s portrayal destroys his name”  

May’s IG post mentioning Prenter:  

“Gucci Family Issues Fuming Statement Over Their Portrayal in Ridley Scott’s ‘House of Gucci’” 

“Requiem for a Reporter: Kathy Scruggs” 

“Elton John and ex-wife Renate Blauel settle legal dispute” 

Duncan Jones’ tweet about Stardust 


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