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Bohemian Rhapsody is a foot-stomping celebration of Queen, their music and their extraordinary lead singer Freddie Mercury. Freddie defied stereotypes and shattered convention to become one of the most beloved entertainers on the planet. The film traces the meteoric rise of the band through their iconic songs and revolutionary sound. They reach unparalleled success, but in an unexpected turn Freddie, surrounded by darker influences, shuns Queen in pursuit of his solo career. Having suffered greatly without the collaboration of Queen, Freddie manages to reunite with his bandmates just in time for Live Aid. While bravely facing a recent AIDS diagnosis, Freddie leads the band in one of the greatest performances in the history of rock music. Queen cements a legacy that continues to inspire outsiders, dreamers and music lovers to this day.Written by
Twentieth Century Fox
The film gives the impression that Queen were unhappy at having to mime along to their song on the BBC TV show 'Top Of The Pops', presumably with their first appearance when promoting 'Seven seas of Rhye' in February 1974. Whilst this may have been true, the band did appear in person on the show several times in the years afterwards to promote their singles with a mimed performance. This was usually done when EMI released a single but there was no promotional video available to go with it, or at least it was not available at the time of transmission. The last time they did this was in 1982 with the minor hit 'Las Palabras De Amor' and their appearance, which was recorded after the audience had left, ended up becoming the official Queen video for that song. NB: As was standard policy with the BBC in the 1970s, some of these shows were wiped and the expensive videotape was reused for recording other shows, therefore not all these earlier performances survive. See more »
At the beginning of the film, when Freddy Mercury goes to the stage and arrives at it, you can see the band that just ended up going down a ramp. In the concert Live Aid, the group that acted before Queen was Dire Straits, none of whose members were dressed or even resemble those seen in the film. See more »
[from trailer, Brian May finishes Bohemian Rhapsody guitar solo in studio]
So now what?
Oh, this is when the operatic section comes in.
Ah. The operatic section, yeah...
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Bohemian Rhapsody - Before the film my wife said to me ...
Charts the rise to fame of one of the greatest rock bands ever.
Touches on Freddie Mercury's (his stage name) background, then how he met the band and became their front man, the development of their unique sound, their meteoric rise to fame, and the key moments leading to Band Aid.
Briefly (probably too briefly) touches on Freddie's AIDS condition.
The film starts at the same moment as it ends with Freddie arriving on (Live Aid) stage, the last 15 minutes is their whole Live Aid performance.
Before the film my wife said to me ...
"I'm not a fan, I didn't like their music, and I'm not looking forward to this"
After the film my wife said to me ...
"I really enjoyed that, think I'm a fan"
So ... this film is good, whether you think you're a fan or not.
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