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Bohemian Rhapsody: The Freddie Mercury/Queen bio pic pre-release
#71
True, but I don't think that made much of an impact on the audience generally. It's just another way to illustrate how unnecessary and compromising the social stigma around homosexuality was. That's the only bit they really care about at that moment.
It'd be an interesting experiment though, to see if people truly absorbed that as an event in Turing's life and if they understand it's treasonous (and how that's kind a terrible thing to say about someone you're trying to celebrate for their, y'know, intellectual heroism in the intelligence services).
If it turned out such information did get passed on as truth it could be good in a way. Might make writers stop doing this sort of rubbish and try to find the drama in reality.
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#72
I am honestly baffled that a movie about Freddie Mercury could be released in 2018 and it not be a queer movie. If that’s truly the case then the makers of the film are hopelessly out of touch.
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#73
If they don't have a scene that depicts the Jazz release party (complete with little people wandering around with bowls of cocaine on their heads), then no sale!
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#74
I'm going to see Alice Cooper the week before this comes out; that is going to be quite the 70's glam rock week for me.
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#75
LOL:

http://www.slashfilm.com/bohemian-rhapso...an-singer/
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#76
Bryan Singer's got some really good lawyers, I guess.
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#77
Rolling Stone on the making of the movie.

https://www.rollingstone.com/movies/movi...ic-696188/
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#78
New trailer:




Much better, and much more convincing in terms of selling Rami Malek as Freddie.
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#79
They were promoing this movie a LOT during the pride parade/events in NYC last month, which was...a choice.
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#80
Probably a good choice at that.
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#81
Given the marketing's insistence at backgrounding perhaps one of the best known-facts about Mercury when LGBT rights are under attack and we have an Vice President that wants to kill gay people...not so much, in my estimation.

Are we supposed to be satisfied that this trailer showed one shot of him maybe, possibly, kissing a dude?
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#82
Well that should address some of the concerns people had about the first trailer.
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(07-17-2018, 10:00 AM)boone daniels Wrote: Given the marketing's insistence at backgrounding perhaps one of the best known-facts about Mercury when LGBT rights are under attack and we have an Vice President that wants to kill gay people...not so much, in my estimation.

Are we supposed to be satisfied that this trailer showed one shot of him maybe, possibly, kissing a dude?

I bet the final trailer that we get for this goes into his bisexuality a lot more.

Regardless, while everyone knows about his sexuality, you still need to sell the film to the general masses.  Focusing on the band and the music will get people excited who might have some qualms about seeing a 'gay' movie, and showing glimpses of what's in there in terms of gay content prepares them for what they'll see.  It's plain to see that there'll be a lot of focus on Mary Austin's involvement with him.  Even though he went mainly gay once the 80s his, he still considered her to be the great love of his life and left the bulk of his estate to her.  That relationship will be eye opening to a lot of people not familiar with his story.
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#84
To be fair, I am pro the movie emphasizing Mercury's bisexuality. I know you guys hate when I throw around terms like "cis" or "enby," but bierasure is a real thing in media, and if a big movie like this makes sure to underline the fact he was bi, not gay, that's a big step.

Although I will say that it's a double standard worth pointing out that the "glimpses" of gay content we get are miniscule compared to what, say, the trailer for a Dusty Springfield (who was up and coming at the same time as Mercury, and was also bisexual would show).

FTR, based on what you're describing, you don't go "mainly gay" if you're bisexual. You can have relationships with men, but you're bisexual. The fact that Anna Paquin is married and has kids with a man doesn't mean she's gone "mostly straight." She's bisexual.

This has been your daily dose of pedantry.
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#85
By 'mainly gay', I meant that his preference became (more or less) exclusive to having male companions.  Whereas he dallied around with both sexes in the 70s, he was almost exclusively 'gay' in the 80s.

I watched the trailer again.  While it looks like they did a fantastic job of recreating the Live Aid performance, I kinda hope that they keep the original live performance for the film.  It has a power to it that really can't be recreated (especially during 'Radio Ga Ga'), and simply using recreated footage over the original performance would be spectacular.  It's legendary for a reason.



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#86
Okay, but someone who's bisexual in a relationship with a man isn't in a gay relationship. They're bisexual, but having a relationship with a man.
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#87
Oh this is cool.  This is that Marc Martel, the Canadian singer who toured with the Queen Extravaganza and sounds scarily similar to Freddie.  This his him talking about how to sing and sound like Freddie, and he does a really good job at talking about the differences in tones.  From what I understand, he did some vocal work for the movie as well.




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#88
I do find it odd that the scene where Freddie meets Rodger and Brian he seems humble. The way May describes it is that Freddie would go to Smile shows and tell them they where fantastic, but they where doing everything wrong.
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#89
The trailer for this played in front of MAMMA MIA 2 in IMAX and sold me. Between that and FIRST MAN, which also played, I now believe the only good Imax movies are music movies or ones set in space.
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#90
The official trailer in particular seems very far away from what Sacha Baron-Cohen was saying back in the day; that the band were going to steer it away from being Freddie-centric, let's say.
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#91
New clip


I did find it odd that the scene makes it look like Freddie produced the track and not Roy Thomas Baker.
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#92
This apparently screened last night to a good response, with much talk being had regarding Rami maybe getting a nom out of this

https://deadline.com/2018/10/oscars-rami...202478082/
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#93
Singer probably can rule out a Best Director nom.
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#94
What’s cool to read is that apparently the Live Aid concert is presented as a mini concert within the film itself and comes off great.
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#95
Twitter reactions seem to be mixed on the movie as a whole, but the Rami Malek's getting universal praise.

I've been on the fence about the flick since Sasha Baron Cohen walked. But I think I'll probably see this.
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#96
Something about this tweet rings true regarding the praise this is getting (from some).

https://twitter.com/MattGoldberg/status/...8799085573

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#97
Mike Ryan's review gives me pause: https://uproxx.com/movies/bohemian-rhapsody-review/
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#98
Yeah, it seems to be really revisionist history from what I'm reading. They're one of my absolute favorite bands and I've read plenty of books about them to probably pick out the bullshit in the movie when I see it. I get that they're gonna move things around for dramatic purposes and so forth, but it's sounding like a lot of the movie is flat out fictitious.
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#99
Final trailer, and it's a pretty good one:



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That Uproxx review does make me worried how good this movie will be. Another thing that has me concerned is that Mike Myers is playing the record label dude who says Bohemian Rhapsody goes on forever. I really hope that there isn't some meta joke about Wayne's World. According to the Screen Junkies review, something like that happens.

 Back to the positive, the way Freddie describes Queen's appeal makes sense that someone like myself, who can be quite the introvert, is such a fan of the band. 

Here is the Screen Junkies review.

[video=youtube]http://[/video]
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I saw this today, I think that Uproxx review is unfair and at times a little inaccurate.

Freddie is shown to have troubles or problems but I don't think it's much more than a simplified version of what I'd always read about.  I don't think he was exactly shown in that negative a light overall.  I think he's way off the mark in thinking that the band are somehow bitter about Freddie - watch any interview with them about him and I'd say the opposite is pretty clear.  I do think the film takes liberties with events and the time line, but I guess they need to condense 15 years into 120 minutes.  It's entertaining overall and I'd say it comes across more as a celebration of Freddie and Queen rather than a dissection.

This Den Of Geek review seemed a bit more on the mark:
https://www.denofgeek.com/uk/movies/bohe...es-with-it


I've been a big Queen fan for a long time so it was weird to finally see this, but overall I came away thinking positively.

If you want a more accurate depiction then I guess just watch that excellent two part BBC documentary from a few years ago.
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(10-25-2018, 03:25 PM)thrash gordon Wrote: If you want a more accurate depiction then I guess just watch that excellent two part BBC documentary from a few years ago.

I'm unfamiliar with this.  Can you give me more information on this doc?  The only one that I remember is QUEEN: MAGIC YEARS from a couple decades ago and I remember that one being pretty great.
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(10-25-2018, 03:35 PM)Judas Booth Wrote:
(10-25-2018, 03:25 PM)thrash gordon Wrote: If you want a more accurate depiction then I guess just watch that excellent two part BBC documentary from a few years ago.

I'm unfamiliar with this.  Can you give me more information on this doc?  The only one that I remember is QUEEN: MAGIC YEARS from a couple decades ago and I remember that one being pretty great.

It's called Queen: Days Of Our Lives and it was shown on the BBC in two hour-long parts in 2011.  It's the best thing I've seen on them really, covers from their early days of doing press interviews just to get a free drink because they had no money, also quite a lot of stuff of Freddie's final days, and everything in between.  It gets pretty emotional in parts.

I just had a quick look on youtube and it looks like this is it, but they got the part titles in the wrong order, also it should finish after an hour but they repeated part of the doc at the end, maybe to try stop it getting deleted.

Part 1: 
 



and part 2, also has a repeated section at the end:

Part 2: The 80s

 

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Dude, you totally rock. Thank you very, very much for the links!
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(10-25-2018, 04:20 PM)Judas Booth Wrote: Dude, you totally rock.  Thank you very, very much for the links!

A pleasure!  I look forward to hearing what you think  Big Grin
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