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Queen: Days of Our Lives (2011)

The life and times of the rock band Queen - told in two parts covering in part one the 1970's and in part two the 1980's and beyond.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Brian May ... Himself
Roger Taylor ... Himself
Chris Smith Chris Smith ... Himself - Keyboards, Smile
Freddie Mercury ... Himself (archive footage)
Rosie Horide Rosie Horide ... Herself - Disc Magazine
Tony Stewart Tony Stewart ... Himself - New Musical Express
John Deacon ... Himself (archive footage)
Roy Thomas Baker Roy Thomas Baker ... Himself - Producer
Paul Watts Paul Watts ... Himself - EMI Records
John Reid ... Himself - Queen Manager 1975-77
Peter Hince Peter Hince ... Himself - Queen roadie (as Peter 'Ratty' Hince)
Paul Gambaccini Paul Gambaccini ... Himself - Broadcaster
Harvey Kubernik Harvey Kubernik ... Himself - Melody Maker, LA
Reinhold Mack Reinhold Mack ... Himself - Producer
Jim Beach ... Himself - Queen Manager
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The life and times of the rock band Queen - told in two parts covering in part one the 1970's and in part two the 1980's and beyond.

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 June 2011 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Queen: Days of Our Lives See more »

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Runtime:

(2 parts)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color (HD)

Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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Trivia

Only two of the surviving members of Queen were interviewed for the documentary. Retired bass player John Deacon declined to take part but archive footage of interviews with him was used. See more »

Connections

Features Queen: I Want to Break Free (1984) See more »

Soundtracks

Hey Big Spender
(uncredited)
Music by Cy Coleman and lyrics by Dorothy Fields
Performed by Freddie Mercury
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The world's greatest novelty act
8 April 2012 | by paul2001sw-1See all my reviews

Queen were the world's biggest rock band for several years; but they were arguably almost a novelty act, their desire for innovation and the combination of traditional rock with more operatic elements creating a distinctive (but not entirely serious) catalogue of songs. In some ways, its remarkable that they managed to hold their fans' attention for so long. But of course, they had, in Freddie Mercury, a lead singer of amazing charisma and vocal power (he also wrote arguably their most interesting material, although all band members contributed creatively). Mercury, born in Zanzibar and a transparently gay man in an otherwise straight band, died young of A.I.D.S., and is in someways considered a symbol of rock-and-roll excess. The nice thing about this documentary is that it provides a view not only of his showman side, but also of the surprisingly quiet, even shy individual, when off the stage. Mostly this is a very straightforward documentary, offering an "official view" of Queen's history told mainly by surviving members Taylor and May - John Deacon, the bassist, does not participate, although generally the tone is mutually friendly. But it genuinely seems that mostly, the foursome's friendship held up until the end, in spite of some inevitable down-times. I enjoyed the film, mostly as a reminder of how unique, and talented, Mercury was - even if you don't actually like Queen's music, you still have to gasp as the band's audacity.


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