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Bohemian Rhapsody

Discussion in 'Music, Box Office, TV & Books' started by pokerking, May 17, 2018.

  1. SexyGreyFox

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    All my points I made above but apparently it's OK because it's a biopic and not a documentary :)
     
  2. Raymond Lin

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    Yes exactly.

    If I want accuracy, I would read a book.
     
  3. Maundie

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    Watched it yesterday and really enjoyed it, Rami is excellent as Freddie and made you really believe he was him.
     
  4. ttaskmaster

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    But that doesn't matter, you see.
    For much of the filming Joan Jett was actually on set and coaching Kristen Stewart, who played Joan in The Runaways, as often happens nowadays when an actor portrays the life of a real living person... but still people complained about how things really happened and how realistic everything wasn't.

    I'd go see this film myself, if I weren't afraid it'd make me not a real fan...!! :rolleyes::p
     
  5. kinetic747

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    Watched it yesterday and loved it. I'm not a huge fan but enjoy their music and the dodgy timeline didn't detract from my enjoyment of the film. I thought the live aid concert was brilliantly done and like so many famous people, Freddie was undone by the company he kept.
     
  6. SexyGreyFox

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    That's a bit different to Freddie playing Bohemian Rhapsody before they had made the first album or in 1980 Brian May writing We Will Rock You when it had already been a hit in 1977 :)

    What's the Runaways film called, I still have all their albums and trying to get my new band to do Cherry Bomb?
     
  7. ttaskmaster

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    DUDE......... SPOILERS!!!!!!!!!! :mad:

    What, the one with Kristen Stewart?

    Have a guess..................... just a wild guess..... Don't think too much about it.... just close your eyes, Luke. Let go of your conscious self... and act on instinct. :p
     
  8. SexyGreyFox

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    Cherry Bomb it is then :)

    I was only watching clips of it the other day when I was looking for a Cherry Bomb song link and thought "Wow they made that look like the original" :)
    I forgot all about it.

    And it is now my next thing to watch :)
    Even though I bought their albums in the 70s I don't know a lot about them so they can say anything they like in the film and I won't have a clue.
     
    Last edited: Nov 15, 2018
  9. EVH

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    Obviously not a true fan :p
     
  10. SexyGreyFox

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    Absolutely not, I just bought their albums and that's my point.

    Make a film about early Van Halen and I'll be all over it.
     
  11. EVH

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    Read the book "Running with the Devil" by Noel Monk (their manager in the DLR years) this week. Awesome.
     
  12. SexyGreyFox

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    Oooh
     
  13. Uncle Petey

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  14. Nitefly

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    Historical inaccuracies aside, it was a great watch and a moving underdog story... I was quite touched. Definitely worth watching.

    Looking at some criticism, I’m not really sure what would have been more warts and all anyway. Freddie was clearly promiscuous, gay, got HIV and took drugs... but that is only part of his story and an emphasis on any of those things far beyond what was shown would have been unnecessary.
     
  15. dowie

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    one of my SJW friends on Facebook posted some article about how the movie is problematic for LGBTQI... people. My eyes glazed over when reading it but they had an issue with him being portrayed as gay rather than bi as it reinforces the narrative that sexuality doesn't exist on a spectrum and how all the good guys were his straight friends whereas the "queer" friends were mostly evil etc.. They really didn't like some gay leather bar scene and the trope of linking AIDS to gay promiscuity etc..etc..

    I don't think movie producers can win these days, no matter how they try to handle a topic like sexuality there will always be some triggered SJW type dishing out some faux outrage over how "problematic" it all is.
     
  16. teejay73

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    Watched this for the first time last night and I really enjoyed it. Queen's music has always been very personal for me - The first music I ever had a sustained interest in and introduced to me by my father, who adored them. It was their music that accompanied me and my dad on countless journeys across Europe and the UK following F1 and
    every level of motorsport. There was always a Queen song for every moment in life and it was Queen's music that played for my dad at his funeral - who wants to live forever.

    I was never interested in the backstory of Queen, it was their music that always peaked my interest, that said I did know the backstory. I can fully understand some peoples annoyance at the historical inaccuracies, nonetheless, I thought the film was great, even with its faults. Rami Malek played an impossible part really well and was suitably impressed with him.
     
  17. Blackjack Davy

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    This is the thing with biopics the more you know the facts the more you find yourself thinking "thats not right at all! Thats complete and utter ********!". The further you are from the material the more you'll enjoy it probably. That being said I can enjoy the cinematography etc whilst rejecting the story completely. So ah, yeah mixed feelings about biopics in general.

    I know not a lot about Queen though so I'll probably enjoy this.
     
  18. booyaka

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    Saw it last night.

    Loved it - first proper 12" album I bought myself was Queens Greatest Hits and "it's a kind of magic" etc - Loved Rami Malek - superb acting - really impressive to take on such a massive historical figure and get it so right.
     
  19. Maccy

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    Watched this last night, thought it was brilliant and would go and see it again!
     
  20. rip-the-jacker

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    Off to see this again tonight, cant wait.

    Shame its gonna be forever (March :D) until its out on 4k / Blu ray