Film Analysis: Straight Outta Compton

Biographies have existed for centuries, in which they describe the life and story of a person who once lived. Normally, these are written in the form of a book. However, in today’s time, many are interpreted into a different form of media, in which several films nowadays are those of a biopic, a biographical film. “Straight Outta Compton” is a biopic from 2015 that talks about the career of the hip-hop artists of NWA, Niggas with Attitude- Ice Cube, Easy-E, Dr. Dre, MC Ren, and DJ Yella. The release of the film “Straight Outta Compton” allowed many different depictions and interpretations to arise, focusing on its culture and music.
“Straight Outta Compton” was a biopic that was not afraid to address many controversial and graphic issues that many would not normally speak up about. The film did not show the general genre of a biopic and defeats this expectation, in the sense that they also showed not only the good in this film, but also the bad and ugly topics that are not commonly mentioned, such as racial violence and police brutality. Just like many biopics out there, music was involved. A huge difference in this film compared to other biopics however was the content that their music contained and the stories behind it. Quite honestly, the songs in this films had very vulgar language and gave a very graphic and negative connotation half the time stead of being happy-go-lucky like most biopics. The music in the film was most of the time the actual actors performing the music most of the
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Ian Inglis explains the history of biopics and how they came to be where they are today. Most biopics nowadays, including “Straight Outta Compton” bases itself on true stories and facts. However, for the sake of entertainment, they often tweak the storyline and many of the times the information being relayed is not as accurate as it used to be. This article also talked about the many cons of biopics nowadays and seems to be bashing it as

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