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Opinions on a Split Enz Biopic?

Dec ·
In recent years there has been an abundance of musical biopics being released, particularly on highly successful musicians and bands (such as Queen and Elton John). As a young filmmaker (16) and fan of the Enz, I have thought about the possibility of a Split Enz biopic (a drama not a docuemntary). A lot of people believe that biopics are at risk of not fulfilling their careers/lives to justice, and others feel that they should have simply left the story alone. There are a few problems: Time:...
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Thom Bullock ·
I really don’t like these biopics. Recreating concert footage we otherwise have on film is a bizarre thing to do - the idea that you’d watch Remi Malek and co recreating Queen’s Live Aid set instead of watching Queen actually creating it doesn’t interest me at all.
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Black&WhiteBoy ·
I’m not so sure about the idea of a biopic, but there should definitely be a documentary film made about Split Enz while the majority of the band are still alive and available for interview.
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Flicker ·
There is precedent... e.g. the biopic of the Dance Exponents , who are less well-known internationally than Split Enz.
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Dec ·
I share your thoughts... now that you say it, I wouldn't want to watch a fake Tim Finn when there's perfectly good archive footage out there! There has been quite a few documentaries made on Split Enz (from last century) so there might not be much point, but I recently saw The Sparks Brothers , a documentary on Sparks (a band with a similar level of success). The film only uses archive footage and presents it in an interesting way that matches the style of each phase of their career.
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Lilred ·
It’s certainly an interesting idea, I can imagine the costumes would be especially fun to recreate! Although Probably the best thing to come from a bio pic of that sort would be re-newed interest in the band, hopefully in younger fans. As someone who’s also young ( 17) and into the band it’s tough out here!
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blueno1se ·
Count me out as a fan of those film biops, too, as they strayed far from accurate song sequencing, as well as facts. Meanwhile, the Enz already are served by two tremendous long-form audio documentaries, or what the kids call podcasts. The first-to-the-post Letters To My Frenz was transmitted in the early 1990s on NZ's bFM, featuring the hard work of Owen Harris. The epic Enzology was transmitted on RNZ about a decade later, with fantastic work by Jeremy Ansell. Both are worth the time and...
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Whysus ·
Hey Dec - great topic! I have often thought that there is a very good bio-pic around the Enz. I don’t see it being like the Queen or Elton John one but more like Nowhere Boy (which focused on John Lennon as a boy and the start of the Beatles, rather than their heyday). I think we are blessed with the quality of Enz documentaries to date - Spellbound on TV/DVD and Enzology on radio/podcast and not to mention Mike Chunn’s books. What makes the Enz so special to me is not just the music but the...
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