What is "5 Weeks – 5 Themes"?

You may have seen the 5 Weeks – 5 Themes banner in the sidebar or on Facebook the past couple of weeks and wondered what on earth all that’s about.

I have a notepad where I jot down all the films I’ve recorded and/or watched, as a “memo to self” to remember what I’ve seen and can pick from when writing reviews. As it happens, I’ve managed to gather a whole bunch of films and TV series in there, and I noticed how a lot of them could be grouped into themes, and I thought that would be fun to make something of. A bit like an extended version of the week earlier this month, when I only posted award-winners.

So, in May, every week will have a theme to the reviews posted. As I haven’t decided exactly which theme goes where (aside from weeks one and four), I won’t divulge them all the same time. Also, I might decide to change a few things around as we go along.

Kicking off tomorrow, however, is the first theme: Brilliant Biopics. Doesn’t necessarily mean that they’re all 5-out-of-5 productions, but I’m a sucker for alliteration. The subject, of course, is biographical films and miniseries. I’ve decided to post them in chronological order based on when the subject of the production was born. Four of the productions are listed on the banner below (not in the order they’ll be posted, however).

Can you guess who the historical figures are? 🙂

(I was going to give clues, but at least two of the four above should be blatantly obvious, one because it’s a recent(ish) film, and the other because the uniform and hairstyle gives it away. Plus, how many “British queens” and “Austrian-born dictators” are there?)

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