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Thursday, February 22, 2024

Ten Biopics + One

If you thought Peter Jackson’s 3-part, 468-minute “Get Back” was as close to a definitive, what-else-do-we-need experience of The Beatles, a rock n roll band from Liverpool, as we were ever gonna get and/or needed, think again. This is 2024, son, savvy? Rather than leave the people wanting more, we seek to give the people more than they ever needed, or better (worse) yet, wanted, and so Sam Mendes has announced plans to make four Beatles movies, one biopic each of John, Paul, George, and Ringo, sort of the cinematic version of each member of four-person Kiss recording his own solo album in 1978. And that, as it absolutely had to, got me to thinking. It got me to thinking about what band I would want to see get the same treatment.

There are so many ways to go here, too many fact, so many that no matter how many bands I mention, I leave myself open to comments of “What about…” and “You didn’t mention…” Still, it’s too tempting not to attempt. Dueling Hall & Oates film would be sublime. Three Smashing Pumpkins joints would be great, mainly because I imagine Billy Corgan demanding final cut on all of them. If my faux movie studio had unlimited funds, I would green light a movie about every Go-Go in a heartbeat. But the only suitable answer, at least from where I’m blogging, has to be Fleetwood Mac.

The only real problem with a Peter Green movie followed by a Jeremy Spencer movie is that we would need 60s Dennis Hopper to direct them both.

The Fleetwood Mac rhythm section will be combined into one movie, recounting the period when Mick Fleetwood and John McVie just tried holding the whole thing together between Green & Spencer and Buckingham & Nicks.

The Christine McVie movie would cool things off, at least a little. 

There would be six Stevie Nicks and Lindsey Buckingham movies, three each, all of them answering the one before it.

Buckingham I. 
Nicks I. 
Buckingham II. 
Nicks II. 
Buckingham III. 
Nicks III.

Then a Stevie Nicks solo movie.

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