American Biopic in Contemporary Cinema

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Biopic has recently become a leading genre in the world film industry. These films are especially popular in the USA. It is the dominant and most influential trend in the modern American film production. The article analyses American biopic conventions, defines the stages of its evolution and basic types, categorizes its characters.

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Irina V Morozova


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MA in Linguistics (Moscow State Univesity); Senior Lecturer, Foreign Languages, VGIK; Post-Graduate Student, Aesthetics, History and Theory of Culture, VGIK.


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