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Re: Bohemian Rhapsody (2018)
« Reply #60 on: May 16, 2018, 09:37:15 PM »
Who's playing that big Russian guy him and Kenny Everett got AIDS from?


It just occurred to me that that absolute ideal person to play this would have been the late Bernard Bresslaw.

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Re: Bohemian Rhapsody (2018)
« Reply #61 on: May 16, 2018, 09:41:41 PM »

Not quite true - first choice was Agadoo, but Black Lace didn't want to be associated with something as low brow as a Rocky film so Stallone selected the Queen song, which they also turned down as you say.

You're quite right, I stand corrected. Black Lace were working with Derek Jarman at the time.

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Re: Bohemian Rhapsody (2018)
« Reply #62 on: May 16, 2018, 10:36:14 PM »
You're quite right, I stand corrected. Black Lace were working with Derek Jarman at the time.


Yes, we're having a gang bang was actually Jarmen's first choice for the Caravaggio theme.

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Re: Bohemian Rhapsody (2018)
« Reply #63 on: May 16, 2018, 11:01:51 PM »
In a twist of irony which presumably wasn't lost on Black Lace at the time, Jarman ended up using Another One Bites The Dust.

Re: Bohemian Rhapsody (2018)
« Reply #64 on: May 17, 2018, 03:30:19 AM »
I've noticed a few articles going on about how the trailer "straight-washes" his life and doesn't include anything about his HIV status, and they're speaking as if that's what the entire movie will be like.  Much as I think it's likely to be a very sanitized account, there's no reason to believe that stuff won't be covered in the movie, and it seems ridiculous to make such assumptions from such a brief and nothingy trailer.

Bryan Fuller (creator of Hannibal and American Gods) is leading the charge.

Re: Bohemian Rhapsody (2018)
« Reply #65 on: May 17, 2018, 05:16:59 AM »
Will it be another one biting the dust at the box office, or will there be a kind of magic for Bohemian Rhapsody at the Oscars next year?

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Re: Bohemian Rhapsody (2018)
« Reply #66 on: May 17, 2018, 05:36:38 AM »
Although it was made under pressure, this could be a breakthru hit and the kind of film that sends fat bottomed girls stone cold crazy as they partake in a bicycle race to the... opera.

Re: Bohemian Rhapsody (2018)
« Reply #67 on: May 17, 2018, 06:38:45 AM »
Well, that's certainly quite the introduction..

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Re: Bohemian Rhapsody (2018)
« Reply #68 on: May 17, 2018, 06:51:52 AM »

It just occurred to me that that absolute ideal person to play this would have been the late Bernard Bresslaw.
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Re: Bohemian Rhapsody (2018)
« Reply #69 on: May 17, 2018, 08:33:32 AM »
I've noticed a few articles going on about how the trailer "straight-washes" his life and doesn't include anything about his HIV status, and they're speaking as if that's what the entire movie will be like.  Much as I think it's likely to be a very sanitized account, there's no reason to believe that stuff won't be covered in the movie, and it seems ridiculous to make such assumptions from such a brief and nothingy trailer.

Bryan Fuller (creator of Hannibal and American Gods) is leading the charge.


They have to have him die of AIDS at the end, not least so the lead actor can lose some weight and get an Oscar nomination.

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Re: Bohemian Rhapsody (2018)
« Reply #70 on: May 17, 2018, 09:18:03 AM »
Well, that's certainly quite the introduction..

I can sympathise, up to a point. It must be sore for Bri, to be completely upstaged. He noodles and he twiddles his guitar, and the audience don't take the least bit of interest. If I was Brian May, I might be annoyed too. I'm sure he made many real and important contributions. Yet no one cares. And they never will, Brian, they never will.

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« Reply #71 on: May 17, 2018, 09:43:25 AM »
Uh, Brian May's quite well-known and respected, isn't he?

For the Bad News album, if nothing else.

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« Reply #72 on: May 17, 2018, 09:50:22 AM »
Well I don't respect Brian May at all. There, I said it.

As for his little grandstand on Buckingham: that was shite. No one had a kind word to say about it.

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« Reply #73 on: May 17, 2018, 12:31:21 PM »
Uh, Brian May's quite well-known and respected, isn't he?

For the Bad News album, if nothing else.

And Star Fleet

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Re: Bohemian Rhapsody (2018)
« Reply #74 on: May 17, 2018, 12:31:35 PM »
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Re: Bohemian Rhapsody (2018)
« Reply #75 on: May 17, 2018, 03:50:15 PM »
Uh, Brian May's quite well-known and respected, isn't he?


He has a cameo in this film as Anita Dobson apparently, plus an animatronic 'Sir' Patrick Moore appears briefly.

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« Reply #76 on: May 17, 2018, 05:03:19 PM »
Brian May passed my seat as he got up to go to the loo (I assume) during the interval at Spamalot once (twice would be weird)
mind you, come to think of it he never came back to his seat, hmmmmm

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Re: Bohemian Rhapsody (2018)
« Reply #77 on: May 17, 2018, 06:54:23 PM »
I think it was in his Howard Stern interview that Sacha said the remaining Queen members wanted the narrative to extend to the things Queen did in the times after Freddy died. This piece of information caused me to lose interest in the film. I'm not a serious Queen fan and I can't speak for those who are, but surely no one really cares about the post-Freddy years? What are you gonna show, Brian May on top of Buckingham palace?

But that interview was a long time ago and much could have changed since then. I've no idea if this upcoming film is going to cover that (let's face it, irrelevant) later period.

Brian May denied it shortly afterwards:  https://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/brian-may-denies-sacha-baron-cohens-queen-biopic-claims-20160410

Re: Bohemian Rhapsody (2018)
« Reply #78 on: May 17, 2018, 07:47:04 PM »
Brian May denied it shortly afterwards:  https://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/brian-may-denies-sacha-baron-cohens-queen-biopic-claims-20160410

Hmm.  I remember him denying on Wogan that he was having an affair with Anita Dobson.  "I think if I did a recording with a chimpanzee they'd imply I was having an affair with it," he said, apparently thinking the world regarded him as some sort of love god.  I mean, he would hardly be likely to admit his adultery to the country on live TV, but it showed he is a very fluent liar.

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« Reply #79 on: May 18, 2018, 09:32:30 AM »
A nice twist would be if in the film Freddie doesn't contract AIDS and then die, and instead just carries on living through the magic of the movies.

PS Imagine out of the thousands of women you could choose to have an affair with, picking Angie off EastEnders. One for the Desolation thread, maybe

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« Reply #80 on: May 18, 2018, 09:59:17 AM »
A nice twist would be if in the film Freddie doesn't contract AIDS and then die, and instead just carries on living through the magic of the movies.

PS Imagine out of the thousands of women you could choose to have an affair with, picking Angie off EastEnders. One for the Desolation thread, maybe

Yeah if it ended like Rent where Freddie is on his deathbed and May serenades him with a ballad and he gets instantly less death ridden.

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Re: Bohemian Rhapsody (2018)
« Reply #81 on: May 18, 2018, 10:36:31 AM »
Freddie does die but he is brought back to life at the end by Brian May playing on the roof of Buckingham Palace as the entire world cheers and high fives each other.

Re: Bohemian Rhapsody (2018)
« Reply #82 on: May 18, 2018, 10:52:27 AM »
A nice twist would be if in the film Freddie doesn't contract AIDS and then die, and instead just carries on living through the magic of the movies.

PS Imagine out of the thousands of women you could choose to have an affair with, picking Angie off EastEnders. One for the Desolation thread, maybe

Maybe their massive hairstyles fell in love and they just had to make the best of it.

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Re: Bohemian Rhapsody (2018)
« Reply #83 on: May 18, 2018, 12:29:13 PM »
According to IMDB Mike Myers has an unspecified role in this. Will we finally see his Keith Moon?
He's got his arse out in films before.

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Re: Bohemian Rhapsody (2018)
« Reply #84 on: May 18, 2018, 05:05:10 PM »
A nice twist would be if in the film Freddie doesn't contract AIDS and then die, and instead just carries on living through the magic of the movies.

And reveals that Barry "definitely didn't kill Jill Dando" George really is his brother.

Re: Bohemian Rhapsody (2018)
« Reply #85 on: May 19, 2018, 03:55:30 AM »
The film has a ready-made ending set piece in the classic pairing of 5ive + Queen for 2000's We Will Rock You.

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« Reply #86 on: May 19, 2018, 05:56:43 AM »
Uh, Brian May's quite well-known and respected, isn't he?

For the Bad News album, if nothing else.

He's well known but I'm not sure he's particularly respected, especially these days.

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« Reply #87 on: May 19, 2018, 07:20:02 AM »
A nice twist would be if in the film Freddie doesn't contract AIDS and then die, and instead just carries on living through the magic of the movies.

And the apartheid laws of South Africa aren't repealed, so the band get to happily play Sun City forever, alongside their buddies, Cliff Richard and Elton John.

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Re: Bohemian Rhapsody (2018)
« Reply #88 on: October 23, 2018, 11:11:02 PM »
Reviews are emerging for this now, not that they can be trusted but The AV Club gave it a C+ and basically say it's bland and vaguely watchable but not really a good film - https://film.avclub.com/bohemian-rhapsody-sings-when-it-digs-into-queen-s-eccen-1829923657 whilst The Guardian only gave it 2 stars - https://www.theguardian.com/film/2018/oct/23/bohemian-rhapsody-review-freddie-mercury-biopic-bites-the-dust - and Variety describe it as "Middle of the road" - https://variety.com/2018/film/reviews/bohemian-rhapsody-review-rami-malek-freddie-mercury-queen-1202989409/

Edit: 2 stars from The Independent as well - https://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/films/reviews/bohemian-rhapsody-review-rami-malek-release-date-queen-film-soundtrack-a8598461.html - and 3 stars from Empire which is the most positive review I've found so far - https://www.empireonline.com/movies/bohemian-rhapsody/review/

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Re: Bohemian Rhapsody (2018)
« Reply #89 on: October 24, 2018, 10:39:21 AM »
I shall save this one for dvd I think, don't really want to sit in a cinema with people who are liable to start singing along with the movie - I am big a fan of the band's 70s stuff but little beyond that, and the big fans have always been a bit off-putting to me.  You couldn't pay me enough to sit through the We Will Rock You musical.

It was never going to be much good with May and Taylor having to sign everything off - ffs be proud of what you did and how you lived, it could have been an amazing story.  I notice John Deacon didn't show up for the premiere - he had the right idea all along, earned millions and gets to live the quiet life.