Jonathan Lighter wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM
Thu Aug 20 14:54:41 UTC 2009

A biopic about a religious figure, or which treats a secular figure in a
worshipful manner.

1999 _Time_ (Aug. 23):  The end product is a devoted but ultimately dull
hagiopic [about Dorothy Dandridge].

2009 Pamela Grace _The Religious Film: Christianity and the Hagiopic_
N.J.: Wiley-Blackwell, 2009).

A few earlier exx., perhaps back to the 1980s, are apparently findable.
(Google Books is vague on this).


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