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Case ([personal profile] case) wrote in [community profile] fandomsecrets2017-09-09 04:08 pm

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(Anonymous) 2017-09-09 08:19 pm (UTC)(link)
Why can't there be one?

(Anonymous) 2017-09-09 08:26 pm (UTC)(link)
came here to ask the same thing!

(Anonymous) 2017-09-09 08:26 pm (UTC)(link)
According to Wikipedia: Astaire's will included a clause requesting that no such portrayal ever take place; he commented, "It is there because I have no particular desire to have my life misinterpreted, which it would be."

(Anonymous) 2017-09-09 08:44 pm (UTC)(link)

Says the man who starred in Royal Wedding lol.

Not surprised tbh. I read both their biographies and Ginger Rogers was a ton more forthcoming on just about everything.

(Anonymous) 2017-09-09 10:03 pm (UTC)(link)
Interesting. Would that be legally enforceable? Or everyone just decided to respect his wishes?

(Anonymous) 2017-09-10 12:58 am (UTC)(link)
I doubt it would be legally enforceable, but you wouldn't get much co-operation from anyone holding copyright to his filmography.

(Anonymous) 2017-09-10 02:30 am (UTC)(link)
I'd imagine it would get much of the same response that Wired (the ill-informed John Belushi """"biopic"""") did with tons of blacklisting.

...although perhaps not; there aren't a ton of active/alive Hollywood players today both on and behind the cameras who knew Astaire well enough to put their foot down if one were made.

(Anonymous) 2017-09-09 10:22 pm (UTC)(link)
I'm glad. Biopics are voyeuristic and disrespectful. Who ever wants their dirty laundry aired like that for the world to see? Especially to make a bunch of a-holes you've never met rich? It's almost as bad as using CGI to make the dead perform, like "Tupac" in concert or Audrey's ghost shilling chocolates and capri pants. If they want to endorse a thing or tell a story themselves in life, fine, but making shit up after they're gone, just to make a buck, is awful.
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[personal profile] poisonyoulove 2017-09-09 10:53 pm (UTC)(link)
Like Tupac or Audrey? But... you've seen the Fred Astaire Dirt Devil commercial, right?
(Not defending it, just thought it odd you didn't mention it)
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[personal profile] arcadiaego 2017-09-10 12:05 am (UTC)(link)
God I hate that Hepburn chocolate ad. Real uncanny valley stuff.
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[personal profile] greghousesgf 2017-09-10 02:33 am (UTC)(link)
why would they use anybody that skinny to sell chocolate?

(Anonymous) 2017-09-10 03:30 am (UTC)(link)
To convince people who are concerned about their weight that they can eat chocolate and still be as thin as Audrey Hepburn.
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[personal profile] greghousesgf 2017-09-10 03:32 am (UTC)(link)
oh, give me a break.

(Anonymous) 2017-09-10 03:44 am (UTC)(link)
You don't think that the purpose of putting thin, attractive people in commercials is to convince consumers that if they purchase the product, they too will be thin and attractive?
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[personal profile] greghousesgf 2017-09-10 03:47 am (UTC)(link)
I think people who write ads must think everybody is stupid.

(Anonymous) 2017-09-10 03:58 am (UTC)(link)
Well, yes, they most likely do.

(Anonymous) 2017-09-10 04:41 pm (UTC)(link)
I don't think they give two shits about people's intelligence good or bad, they just do what they know works, and there is a long, clear history of skinny, attractive people being an effective way to sell things. Scoffing at it doesn't make it untrue.
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[personal profile] mrs_don_draper 2017-09-09 10:50 pm (UTC)(link)
I think about this a lot...(´;︵;`)

You could look at that as a good thing.

(Anonymous) 2017-09-10 12:24 am (UTC)(link)
I mean, yeah, biopics (or dramatizations of real people and events) do seem the go-to for Oscar bait, but even the good ones often get a fair amount wrong and all of them leave out stuff (which they kind of have to if they don't want movies that are, like, eight hours long).

But they both wrote autobiographies (Steps in Time and Ginger: My Story) and there are several biographies about them. And you can always watch Top Hat.

Re: You could look at that as a good thing.

(Anonymous) 2017-09-10 02:03 am (UTC)(link)
And Royal Wedding is essentially Fred Astaire's pre-Hollywood career (highly fictionalized, obviously).