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- flurry /FLUR-ee/
- biopic /BAHY-oh-pik/
- a long time coming /uh-LAWNG-tahym-KUHM-ing/
- mainstream /MEYN-streem/
- vitriol /VI-tree-uhl/
[noun] – a sudden, short period of activity, excitement, or interest
The actor’s arrival caused a flurry of excitement.
[noun] – a film about the life of a real person
“Bohemian Rhapsody” is a biopic of Queen’s frontman, Freddie Mercury.
[idiom] – arriving or happening after a lot of time has passed His promotion was a long time coming
This promotion has been a long time coming but better late than never.
[adjective] – considered normal, and having or using ideas, beliefs, etc. that are accepted by most people
The show aims to attract a mainstream audience.
[noun] – violent hate and anger expressed through severe criticism
The protesters’ attack on the government was pure vitriol.
The “Spencer” star has always been an excellent actress. However, not all mainstream viewers know it yet. Her most notable role remains one that brought her compelling fame at 22 years old. That time, Stewart was the highest-paid actress worldwide, despite facing mockery and vitriol from haters who claimed that she was just simply bringing her real-life aloofness to the screen. But after nearly a decade since her exit from the blockbusters, Stewart has returned to the spotlight to give us goosebumps with her Princess Diana portrayal.
The movie, whose title came from Princess Diana’s maiden name, highlights the three-day Christmas celebration of the royal family at Sandringham Estate in Norfolk, Virginia around 1992, narrating the collapsing marriage of the Prince and Princess of Wales (Charles and Diana). Meanwhile, Ingrid Seward, a biographer and journalist with whom Princess Diana was friendly, was impressed by Stewart’s performance on portraying the late royal: “Out of all the people who have played Diana over the past 10 years, she’s the closest to her. She managed to perfect her mannerisms.” Directed by Pablo Larraín, “Spencer” started showing in theaters on November 5, 2021.
- What is your all-time favorite movie? Kindly share something about its plot.
- How often do you go to movie theaters?
- If given the chance, which actor/actress would you like to portray yourself in your biopic?
- Do you enjoy watching biopics?
- Which do you prefer between fiction and non-fiction films? Please explain your answer.