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Bohemian Rhapsody

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

  1. james.miller

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    First rule of biopics: They are only based on fact. I know BR pushes the bounderies of the term based on fact but it isn't the first biopic to do so and it wont be the last. People are just a little bent out of shape because it's not the factually accurate retelling they wanted it to be. Boo hoo.
     
  2. wolfie138

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    have to say, i've always looked on stuff like this as what it is - a filmed/fictionalised telling, not a documentary. wrong facts might nark me a bit but unless they're ridiculous or insulting it's not generally a deal-breaker. eg, i loved "Dragon: the bruce lee story" - took some liberties, but was fun and entertaining, so it sits on my dvd rack.
    on the other hand, "serpent & the rainbow" ended up so far removed and silly that i haven't seen it since i saw it on release at the cinny many years ago. "based on" the book seemed to mean "we used the same title" and that was about it.
     
  3. Malevolence

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    Watched this again last night, can't believe I missed the sly little nod to Wayne's World the first time around. Did make me chuckle.
     
  4. SexyGreyFox

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    Late reply but I've been with my mates Brian, Roger & John for a re-write.
    We decided Show Must Go On would be better in 1973 and we're going to bring Seven Seas Of Rhye to around 2025.
     
  5. EVH

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    Yawn.
     
  6. SexyGreyFox

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    ** You've tried that joke before. Let's not rehash your issues with the film, particularly as it's tiresome **

    Apparently the Motley Crue film The Dirt is all over the place but I know bugger all about them and just enjoyed it.
    I'm not a Motley Crue fan but I like some songs.
     
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  7. Armageus

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    Watched this with the wife at the weekend - neither of us are die hard queen fans, but it's an enjoyable and emotional film, whether it takes liberties with the truth or not
     
  8. TheOracle

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    Loved this film. I knew it wasn't very accurate so just watched it for pure entertainment.
     
  9. TheOracle

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    No, that would have been silly although it would have been nice to swap between the two, or perhaps change it completely over to freddie for the last scene and ended it that way (maybe too emotional)..........I think they had the original playing on the wembley screens though?
     
  10. CaptainRAVE

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    Going to see this again in the summer at one of those moonlight cinemas. Looking forward to it.
     
  11. TheOracle

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    Not sure anything will beat radio ga ga at live aid
     
  12. 8myers8

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    Still not round to watching this ,
     
  13. Bluecube

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    Really enjoyed the film despite the liberties it took discussed ad nauseam. One thing that really struck me was that despite this being a film with full access to dramatic camera angles, lighting effects, fancy cuts, etc, etc, the film version of Live Aid is nowhere near as good as the original. It's a testament to what an amazing showman Freddy Mercury was, backed up by an amazing band that 34 years on it wasn't possible to replicate the dynamism shown at Live Aid.
     
  14. Freddie1980

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    I was annoyed with all the liberties taken to the way Freddie was portrayed i.e a selfish drunk. It was as almost as if Brian and Roger wanted to rewrite the history books.
     
  15. SexyGreyFox

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    As far as I remember Freddie did say he wasn't a nice person and wondered why the others stuck with him.
    What annoyed me was at the beginning in real life Freddie was just camp like a lot of artists of the day but the film had him as 100% gay from the start.
    It was years before we actually realised he was gay but we also weren't surprised, it was only when he came out did he start becoming the stereotype camp gay.