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Becoming Queen (2004)

Becoming Queen chronicles the majestic rise of rock's most flamboyant and revolutionary outfit. Fronted by Freddie Mercury, Queen blended stylistic elements of hard rock, opera, and Tin Pan... See full summary »

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Mark McLaughlin, Ken Sharp (additional writing)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Carlos Larkin Carlos Larkin ... Narrator
Ken Testi Ken Testi ... Ibex; Wreckage
J.J. Jackson J.J. Jackson ... MTV Radio Personality
Brian May ... Himself
Mike Read Mike Read ... BBC Personality
Tim Staffell Tim Staffell ... 1984; Smile
Doug Puddifoot Doug Puddifoot ... Friend - Photographer
Roger Taylor ... Himself
Mike Bersin Mike Bersin ... Ibex; Wreckage
Trevor Dann Trevor Dann ... BBC Producer
Dave Schulps Dave Schulps ... Rock Journalist
John Deacon ... Himself
Jeff Griffin Jeff Griffin ... BBC Producer
Zandra Rhodes Zandra Rhodes ... Fashion Designer
Edwin Shirley Edwin Shirley ... Edwin Shirley Staging
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Becoming Queen chronicles the majestic rise of rock's most flamboyant and revolutionary outfit. Fronted by Freddie Mercury, Queen blended stylistic elements of hard rock, opera, and Tin Pan Alley to create their own unique tapestry of musical magic. Featuring extensive interviews with friends, members of pre-Queen outfits, Smile and Ibex/Wreckage, musical peers, rare archival interviews with Queen, scores of previously unseen photos and vintage memorabilia. Written by Mark McLaughlin

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8 June 2004 (USA) See more »

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No Music? Why bother.
17 December 2017 | by espike007See all my reviews

I got through about 15 minutes before I started skipping ahead looking for some actual music by Queen. Not one note of a Queen song was in this film. What a waste. Why make a documentary about a famous rock band without getting permission/rights to use the music??


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