Biographical film

Chapaev, a 1934 biopic of Russian war hero Vasily Chapayev.

A biographical film, or biopic (/ˈbpɪk/;[1] abbreviation for biographical motion picture), is a film that dramatizes the life of a non-fictional or historically-based person or people. Such films show the life of a historical person and the central character's real name is used.[2] They differ from docudrama films and historical drama films in that they attempt to comprehensively tell a single person's life story or at least the most historically important years of their lives.[original research?]

  1. ^ Team, Forvo. "biopic pronunciation: How to pronounce biopic in English, German".
  2. ^ Bastin, Giselle (Summer 2009). "Filming the Ineffable: Biopics of the British Royal Family". Auto/Biography Studies. 24 (1): 34–52. doi:10.1353/abs.2009.0008. Retrieved 29 May 2013.