1915 - Dec 12th Born Hoboken, New Jersey
1929 - Expelled from high school after just 47 days for rowdy conduct
1940's - Early to mid started of with great success as solo artist
1950 - Music career stalled
1954 - Reborn after winning academy award for 'Best Supporting Actor'
1954+ - Signed with Capital Records, released albums such as - Songs of this time, In the wee small hours, Come fly with me and Only the lonely.
- Found his own record label 'Reprise Record' Had great success with albums such as -
Ring-a-ding, Sinatra at the Sounds and Francis Albert Sinatra & Antonio Carbs Jobim.
1960's - Toured internationally and fraternized with the Rat Pack and president John.F.Kennedy.
1965 - Sinatra turned 50; recorded 'Septemeber of my years' and scored hits with 'My Way' and 'Strangers in the right'
1971 - Retired after dwindling album sale
1973 - Came out of retirement recorded several albums
1980 - Scored a hit with 'New York, New York' and toured both within the United States and internationally for a few years.
1998 - Died, May 14th, aged 82 - LA, California
The type of audience i am aiming to target is not a specific age although it would not be suitable for children merely because i imagine the film to be quite intense and where the audience would feel empathy towards Sinatra's situation of stress and alcohol abuse. The audience ideally should be musical or interested in the life of Sinatra but i would hope that the film would be interesting to any mature teenager/adult despite there level of interest in Sinatra and music in general.
'15' – Suitable only for 15 years and over
No-one younger than 15 may see a ‘15’ film in a cinema. No-one younger than 15 may rent or buy a ‘15’ rated video or DVD.
No theme is prohibited, provided the treatment is appropriate to 15 year olds.
There may be frequent use of strong language (eg 'fuck'). But the strongest terms (eg 'cunt') will be acceptable only where justified by the context. Continued aggressive use of the strongest language is unlikely to be acceptable.
Nudity may be allowed in a sexual context but without strong detail. There are no constraints on nudity in a non-sexual or educational context.
Sexual activity may be portrayed but without strong detail. There may be strong verbal references to sexual behaviour.
Violence may be strong but may not dwell on the infliction of pain or injury. Scenes of sexual violence must be discreet and brief.
Dangerous techniques (eg combat, hanging, suicide and self-harming) should not dwell on imitable detail. Easily accessible weapons should not be glamorised.
Strong threat and menace are permitted. The strongest gory images are unlikely to be acceptable.
Drug taking may be shown but the film as a whole must not promote or encourage drug misuse.
The reason i would choose '15' rating for my film is because it would include the journey of Sinatra's life which includes his alcohol addiction, it would also include the lust and love of his life which may include nudity and sexual scenes, the language would be strong as it would be enhancing the stress of his musical lifestyle, his ups and downs and mood changes depending on the period in his life.