Thursday, December 26, 2013

Television Documentaries, Miniseries, TV Movies and Specials


Aaron Hernandez: An ID Murder Mystery

Murder Made Me Famous: Aaron Hernandez

Notorious: Aaron Hernandez


The Epic That Never Was

O.J.: Made in America


Anastasia: The Mystery of Anna

Atlantic Crossing


Catherine the Great (2019)

Eleanor & Franklin

Eleanor & Franklin: The White House Years

Elizabeth I


Gore Vidal's Lincoln

I, Claudius

JFK: Reckless Youth

John Adams

Peter the Great

The Queen's Sister

Roots (1977)

Roots (2016)

Roots: The Next Generations

Sandburg's Lincoln

Shaka Zulu

A Woman Called Golda

A Woman Named Jackie

Mark Twain Tonight!

Martha, Inc.: The Martha Stewart Story

Martha: Behind Bars

Mayflower Madam

Pumpkin Pie Wars (Hallmark)

The Reagans

Rock Hudson


Trump Unauthorized

Saturday, November 30, 2013

100 Years of Olympic Films

100 Years of Olympic Films: An Introduction

1912 Summer Games (Stockholm, Sweden)

1924 Winter Games (Chamonix, France)

1924 Summer Games (Paris, France)

1928 Winter Games (St. Moritz, Switzerland)

1928 Summer Games 
The Netherlands)

The IX Olympiad in Amsterdam

The Olympic Games, Amsterdam 1928

1936 Winter Games 
(Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany)

Youth of the World

1936 Summer Games 
(Berlin, Germany)

Olympia Part One: Festival of the Nations

Olympia Part Two: Festival of Beauty

1948 Winter Games 
(St. Moritz, Switzerland)

Fight Without Hate

1948 Summer Games 
(London, United Kingdom)

XIV Olympiad: The Glory of Sport

1952 Winter Games 
(Oslo, Norway)

The VI Olympic Winter Games, Oslo 1952

1952 Summer Games 
(Helsinki, Finland)

Where the World Meets

Gold and Glory

Memories of the Olympic Summer of 1952

1956 Winter Games 
(Cortina d'Ampezzo, Italy)

White Vertigo

1956 Summer Games 
(Melbourne, Australia*)

Olympic Games, 1956

The Melbourne Rendezvous

Alain Mimoun

The Horse in Focus

1960 Winter Games 
(Squaw Valley, United States)

People, Hopes, Medals

1960 Summer Games 
(Rome, Italy)

The Grand Olympics

1964 Winter Games 
(Innsbruck, Austria)

IX Olympic Winter Games, Innsbruck 1964

1964 Summer Games 
(Tokyo, Japan)

Tokyo Olympiad

Sensation of the Century

1968 Winter Games 
(Grenoble, France)

13 Days in France

Snows of Grenoble

1968 Summer Games 
(Mexico City, Mexico)

The Olympics in Mexico

1972 Winter Games 
(Sapporo, Japan)

Sapporo Winter Olympics

1972 Summer Games 
(Munich, Germany)

Visions of Eight

1976 Winter Games 
(Innsbruck, Austria)

White Rock

1976 Summer Games 
(Montreal, Canada)

Games of the XXI Olympiad

1980 Winter Games 
(Lake Placid, United States)

Olympic Spirit

1980 Summer Games 
(Moscow, Soviet Union**)

O Sport, You Are Peace!

1984 Winter Games 
(Sarajevo, Yugoslavia**)

A Turning Point

1984 Summer Games 
(Los Angeles, United States)

16 Days of Glory

1988 Winter Games 
(Calgary, Canada)

Calgary '88: 16 Days of Glory

1988 Summer Games 
(Seoul, South Korea)

Seoul 1988

Hand in Hand

Beyond All Barriers

1992 Winter Games 
(Albertville, France)

One Light, One World

1992 Summer Games 
(Barcelona, Spain)


1994 Winter Games 
(Lillehammer, Norway)

Lillehammer '94: 16 Days of Glory

1996 Summer Games 
(Atlanta, United States)

Atlanta's Olympic Glory

1998 Winter Games 
(Nagano, Japan)

Nagano '98 Olympics: Stories of Honor and Glory

Olympic Glory

2000 Summer Games 
(Sydney, Australia)

Sydney 2000: Tales of Olympic Glory

2002 Winter Games 
(Salt Lake City, United States)

Salt Lake City 2002: Bud Greenspan's Stories of Olympic Glory

2004 Summer Games 
(Athens, Greece)

Bud Greenspan's Athens 2004: Stories of Olympic Glory

2006 Winter Games 
(Turin, Italy)

Bud Greenspan's Torino 2006: Stories of Olympic Glory

2008 Summer Games 
(Beijing, China)

The Everlasting Flame

2010 Winter Games 
(Vancouver, Canada)

Bud Greenspan Presents Vancouver 2010: Stories of Olympic Glory

2012 Summer Games 
(London, United Kingdom)


100 Years of Olympic Films: The Conclusions

*The 1956 equestrian events were held in Stockholm.
**These nations no longer exist: Moscow is now in Russia, Sarajevo is now in Bosnia-Herzegovina.

Friday, November 29, 2013

Academy Awards Retrospective

Academy Award Predictions

2008 (81st) Predictions
2008 (81st) Academy Awards

2009 (82nd) Predictions
2009 (82nd) Academy Awards

2016 (89th) Predictions
Best Picture
Best Actor
Best Actress
Best Supporting Actor
Best Supporting Actress
Best Director
Best Original Song

2017 (90th) Predictions
2017 (90th) Academy Awards

2019 (92th) Predictions & Preview
2019 (92th) Academy Awards

2009 (82nd) Academy Awards
2010 (83rd) Academy Awards Part 1: My Nominees
2010 (83rd) Academy Awards Part II: My Winners
2011 (84th) Academy Awards: My Choices
2017 (90th) Academy Awards: My Choices

Academy Awards Miscellaneous

On Having Ten Best Picture Nominees
2018 Academy Award Changes: Some Thoughts
Kevin Hart Dismissal as 2019 Academy Award Host: Some Thoughts
91st Academy Award Nominations: Some Thoughts

Academy Awards

     83rd Annual Academy Awards

     84th Annual Academy Awards

     85th Annual Academy Awards

     86th Annual Academy Awards

     88th Annual Academy Awards

90th Annual Academy Awards


My Ten Best Best Picture Winners

My Ten Worst Best Picture Winners

Best Picture Winners Retrospective: The Complete Rankings

Best Picture Winners Retrospective: The Complete Rankings 2019 Edition

Sunday, November 24, 2013

Biographical Films Catalog

Presidential Biopics

Listed in Order of Presidency, Then in Title Alphabetical Order:

John Adams
John Adams**

Thomas Jefferson
Jefferson in Paris

Abraham Lincoln
Abraham Lincoln (1930)
Young Mr. Lincoln

Andrew Johnson 

Woodrow Wilson

Franklin D. Roosevelt 
Atlantic Crossing**
Eleanor & Franklin** 
Eleanor & Franklin: The White House Years** 

Harry S. Truman 
Give 'Em Hell, Harry

Dwight D. Eisenhower 
Ike: Countdown to D-Day** 

John F. Kennedy 
JFK: Reckless Youth** 
Thirteen Days

Lyndon B. Johnson 
All the Way**

Richard Nixon 
Secret Honor

Ronald Reagan 
The Reagans**

Bill Clinton 
The Special Relationship** 

George W. Bush 
DC 9/11: Time of Crisis** 

Barack Obama 

Donald Trump
Trump Unauthorized **

Royal Biopics

Listed in Chronological Order of Ascension, 
Followed by Title Alphabetical Order:

Alexander the Great 
Alexander the Great (1956)
Alexander (2009)

Julius Caesar
Julius Caesar (1953)

Cleopatra VII
Cleopatra (1912)
Cleopatra (1934) 
Cleopatra (1963)



I, Claudius** 

Henry II 
The Lion in Winter

Genghis Khan 

Henry V
Henry V (1944)
Henry V (1989)
The King (2019)

Richard III 
Richard III (1955)
Richard III (1995)

Henry VIII 
Henry VIII**
The Private Life of Henry VIII
The Tudors (Television Series)

Mary Tudor, Queen of France 

Anne Boleyn 
Anna Boleyn
The Other Boleyn Girl (2003)**
The Other Boleyn Girl (2008)

Lady Jane Grey
Lady Jane

Mary Queen of Scots 
Mary, Queen of Scots (1971)
Mary Queen of Scots (2018)

Czar Ivan IV of Russia 
Ivan the Terrible Part I
Ivan the Terrible Part II

Queen Elizabeth I 
Elizabeth: The Golden Age
Elizabeth I** 
The Virgin Queen

Czar Peter I
Peter the Great** 

Caroline Matilda, Queen of Denmark 
A Royal Affair

Christina, Queen of Sweden 
Queen Christina

Charles II 

Anne, Queen of Great Britain 
The Favourite

King George III 
The Madness of King George

Czarina Catherine II 
Catherine The Great (2019)**
The Rise of Catherine the Great

Marie Antoinette 
Marie Antoinette (2006)

Shaka Zulu 
Shaka Zulu** 

Queen Victoria 
Sixty Glorious Years
The Story of Vicky
Victoria (Television Series)
Victoria & Albert** 
Victoria the Great

Czar Nicholas II 
The Last Czars**
Nicholas and Alexandra

Czarina Alexandra 

Grand Duchess Anastasia Romanova 
Anastasia (1956)
Anastasia (1997)
Anastasia: The Mystery of Anna** 

Pu Yi 

Prince John of Windsor
The Lost Prince**

Seretse Khama 

King Edward VIII, The Duke of Windsor 
Edward and Mrs. Simpson**
Wallis & Edward**
The Woman He Loved**

King George VI 
Bertie & Elizabeth**

Princesses Elizabeth & Margaret 
A Royal Night Out

Queen Elizabeth II 
The Crown (Television Series)

The Princess Margaret, Countess of Snowdon 
The Queen's Sister** 

Her Serene Highness 
Princess Grace of Monaco 

Charles, Prince of Wales 

Diana, Princess of Wales 
Diana (2013)
Diana: Her True Story**
Princess in Love**

Non-Presidential/Royal Biopics**


Harold Abrahams & Eric Liddle 

Grover Cleveland Alexander 
The Winning Team

Mohammed Ali 

Neil Armstrong 

Julian Assange 
The Fifth Estate

Maria Altmann


Josephine Baker

Tammy Faye Bakker

Lucille Ball & Desi Arnaz
Being the Ricardos
Lucy & Desi: Before the Laughter**

Brian Banks

P.T. Barnum

Sir James M. Barrie

Sidney Biddle Barrows
Mayflower Madam**

John Barrymore
Too Much, Too Soon

L. Frank Baum
The Dreamer of Oz**

Jeff Bauman

Roy Bean
The Life and Times of Judge Roy Bean

Billy Beane

Thomas Becket

Ludwig van Beethoven
Immortal Beloved

Jordan Belford

Dido Elizabeth Belle

The Bielski Brothers

Corrie ten Boom 
The Hiding Place

Lizzie Borden

Edith Bouvier Beale Sr. & 
Edith Bouvier Beale Jr.
Grey Gardens**

Fanny Brice
Funny Girl
Funny Lady

Saroo Brierly

Betty Broderick
Dirty John (Season Two)**
Her Final Fury**
A Woman Scorned**

Erin Brockovich
Erin Brockovich

Christy Brown
My Left Foot

James Brown

Molly Brown
The Unsinkable Molly Brown


Calamity Jane 
(Martha Jane Canary)
Calamity Jane

Mario Moreno "Cantinflas"

Truman Capote

Gia Marie Carangi

Ruben Carter
The Hurricane

Johnny & June Carter Cash
Walk the Line

Vernon & Irene Castle
The Story of Vernon & Irene Castle

Robin Cavendish

Dick Chaney

Sir Charles Chaplin

Ray Charles

Henri Charriere
Pappillon (1973)
Pappillon (2018)

Cesar Chavez
Cesar Chavez

Dame Agatha Christie

Sir Winston Churchill
Churchill's Secret**
The Gathering Storm**

El Cid (Rodrigo Diaz de Vivar)

Patsy Cline
Sweet Dreams

Patsy Cline & Loretta Lynn
Patsy & Loretta

Ty Cobb

George M. Cohan
Yankee Doodle Dandy

Colette (Sidonie-Gabrielle Colette)

Christopher Columbus
1492: Conquest of Paradise
Christopher Columbus: The Discovery

Gerrard Conley

Bob Crane

Joan Crawford

Marie Curie
Madame Curie

Ian Curtis


14th Dalai Lama

Dorothy Dandridge

Bobby Darin
Beyond the Sea

Miles Davis

James Dean
James Dean**

Georgiana, Duchess of Devonshire
The Duchess

Charles Dickens

Emily Dickinson

John Dillinger

Isak Dinesen, Baroness Karen Blixen

Benjamin Disraeli, Earl of Beaconsfield
Disraeli (1929)
Disraeli (1978)**

Jeanne, Comtesse Du Barry

Roberto Duran


Amelia Earhart 

Michael "Eddie" Edwards

Jaime Escalante 
Stand and Deliver

St. Josemaria Escriva

Ruth Etting 
Love Me or Leave Me


Percy Fawcett 

Bobby Fischer

Father Edward Flanagan
 Boys Town

Dian Fossey 
Gorillas in the Mist

Anne Frank
  The Diary of Anne Frank (1959)
The Diary of Anne Frank (2009)**

Aretha Franklin


Guy Gabaldon 

Mohandas K. Gandhi 
The Mahatma 

Judy Garland 

Jim Garrison 

Lou Gehrig 
The Pride of the Yankees

George Gershwin 
Rhapsody in Blue

J. Paul Getty & J. Paul Getty III 

Elizabeth Gilbert 

Sir William S. Gilbert & Sir Arthur Sullivan 

Allan Ginsberg 

Ruth Bader Ginsberg 

General Charles Gordon 

John Gotti 
Gotti (1996)**
 Gotti (2018)

Temple Grandin 
Temple Grandin**

Barbara Graham 
I Want to Live!

Dr. Mortimer Granville 

Rocky Graziano 
Somebody Up There Likes Me

The Gucci Family
House of Gucci


Bethany Hamilton 

Emma, Lady Hamilton 
That Hamilton Woman

Fred Hampton 

Tonya Harding

Gary Hart 
The Front Runner

Don Haskins 

Stephen Hawking 

Leona Helmsley 

Sally Hemming 
Sally Hemming: An American Scandal**

Audrey Hepburn 
The Audrey Hepburn Story**

Henry Hill

Sir Alfred Hitchcock 

Adolph Hitler
Hitler: The Last Ten Days
Hitler: The Rise of Evil **

Billie Holiday 
Lady Sings the Blues
The United States vs. Billie Holiday

Buddy Holly 
The Buddy Holly Story

J. Edgar Hoover
The Private Files of J. Edgar Hoover

Jiro Horikoshi

Whitney Houston

Rock Hudson 

Howard Hughes
The Aviator

Uday Hussein



Florence Foster Jenkins 

Jesus Christ 
The Greatest Story Ever Told
Jesus of Nazareth **
The Passion of the Christ

Richard Jewell 

Joan of Arc 
Joan of Arc (1948)
The Messenger: The Story of Joan of Arc
Saint Joan

Steve Jobs
Steve Jobs

Elton John 

Katherine Johnson 

Al Jolson 
The Jolson Story
Jolson Sings Again


Frida Kahlo 

Andy Kaufman 
Man on the Moon

Helen Keller & Annie Sullivan 
The Miracle Worker

Edward M. 'Ted' Kennedy 

Jacqueline Kennedy (Onassis)
A Woman Named Jackie**

John F. Kennedy, Jr. 
America's Prince: The John F. Kennedy, Jr. Story**

The Kennedys 
Jackie, Ethel, Joan: The Women of Camelot**
The Kennedys**
The Kennedys: After Camelot**

Jack Kevorkian 
You Don't Know Jack**

Sir Seretse & Lady Ruth Khama

Billie Jean King & Bobby Riggs 

Martin Luther King, Jr.

Newton Knight 

Ron Kovic 
Born on the Fourth of July

The Kray Twins 

Chris Kyle 

Jake LaMotta 
Raging Bull

Gertrude Lawrence 

T.E. Lawrence 

Philomena Lee 

John Lennon 
Nowhere Boy

C.S. Lewis & Joy Gresham 

Jerry Lee Lewis 
Great Balls of Fire


Charles Lindbergh 
The Spirit of St. Louis

Federico Garcia Lorca & Salvador DalΓ­

Linda Lovelace 

Frank Lucas 
American Gangster

Martin Luther 

Loretta Lynn 
Coal Miner's Daughter


Douglas MacArthur 

Nelson Mandela 

Winnie Mandela 

Herman Mankiewicz 

Jayne Mansfield 
The Jayne Mansfield Story**

Roger Maris & Mickey Mantle 

Thurgood Marshall 

William Moulton Marston 

Kimane Maruge 

Golda Meir 

Freddie Mercury 

John Merrick 
The Elephant Man


Harvey Milk 

Bart Millard 

Glenn Miller 
The Glenn Miller Story

A.A. Milne 

Marilyn Monroe 
Norma Jean & Marilyn**

Sir Thomas More 

Steven Patrick Morrissey 
England is Mine

Jim Morrison 
The Doors

The Prince of Egypt

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 


Tony Nathan 

John Nash

Florence Nightingale
The White Angel

Solomon Northup 



Mark O'Brien 

Margaret 'Peggy' O'Neal 

Annie Oakley 
Annie Get Your Gun
Annie Oakley (1935)

Michael Ohre 

Jesse Owens 
The Jesse Owens Story **


George M. Patton 

Bonnie Parker & Clyde Barrow 
Bonnie and Clyde (1967)
Bonnie & Clyde (2013) **

Louis Pasteur 
The Story of Louis Pasteur

Vinnie Paziena 

Phillipe Petit 

Eva Peron 

Captain Rich Phillips 

Jimmy Piersall

Valerie Plame 

Jackson Pollock 

John du Pont 

Beatrix Potter 


Aron Ralston 

Ayn Rand 
The Passion of Ayn Rand**

Dan Rather 

John Reed 

Jackie Robinson 

Knute Rockne 
Knute Rockne, All-American

Oscar Romero 

Daniel 'Rudy' Ruettiger 

George Herman 'Babe' Ruth 
The Babe
The Babe Ruth Story

Steven Russell 

J.D. Salinger 

Oskar Schindler 




Frank Serpico 

Betty Shabazz & Coretta Scott King 
Betty & Coretta**

William Shakespeare 

Dr. Don Shirley & Frank Vallelonga 

Benjamin Siegel 

Karen Silkwood 

Bessie Smith 

Joseph Smith 
Joseph Smith: Prophet of the Restoration

St. Bernadette Soubinous 

Spartacus (1960)
Spartacus (2004) **

Britney Spears 

Freddie Steinmark 

Martha Stewart 
Martha Behind Bars**
Martha, Inc.**

Dorothy Stratten 
Death of a Centerfold **

Monty Stratton 
The Stratton Story

Lee Strobel 

Robert Franklin Stroud 
Birdman of Alcatraz

Jacqueline Susann 
Isn't She Great

Wlawdyslaw Szpilman 
The Pianist


Elizabeth Taylor & Richard Burton 

Brandon Teena 
Boys Don't Cry

The Temptations 
The Temptations**

Mother Teresa 
Mother Teresa**
Mother Teresa: In the Name of God's Poor**

Margaret Thatcher 

Jim Thorpe
  Jim Thorpe: All-American

Thelma Todd 
White Hot: The Mysterious Murder of Thelma Todd**

J.R.R. Tolkien 

Count Leo Tolstoy 

Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec 
Moulin Rouge (1952)

P.L. Travers 

Dalton Trumbo 

Harriet Tubman 

Preston Tucker 
Tucker: The Man and His Dream

Alan Turing 

Nat Turner 

Tina Turner 
What's Love Got to Do With It?


Ritchie Valens 
La Bamba

Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons

Vincent Van Gogh 

Edward de Vere, Earl of Oxford 

Sid Vicious & Nancy Spungen 
Sid and Nancy

Pancho Villa 
And Starring Pancho Villa as Himself**

Claus Von Bulow 
Reversal of Fortune

George & Maria Von Trapp 


Christopher Wallace, 
The Notorious B.I.G.

Sir William Wallace

Mickey Ward & Dickey Eklund

Kurt Warner
American Underdog

James Whale
Gods and Monsters

William Wilberforce

Hank Williams, Sr.
Your Cheatin' Heart

Brian Wilson

Sarah Winchester

Tommy Wiseau

Edward D. Wood, Jr.
  Ed Wood

Ron Woodroof

Malcolm X 
Malcolm X

Alvin York 
Sergeant York


Louis Zamperini
Unbroken: Path to Redemption

Bob Zellner

Florenz Ziegfeld, Jr.

Emile Zola 

Mark Zukerberg

**: Television Miniseries/Movie