The Freddie Mercury Biopic

Discuss current and upcoming Queen projects.

Re: The Freddie Mercury Biopic

Postby Welshqueenfan » Fri Sep 14, 2018 11:32 am

Even though freddie started going off the rails in jazz era, im sure they ll show it as hot space era cos they can blame paul prenter for it all. brian and roger hate him and now have their chance to completely show how much of an arse he was.
 
Welshqueenfan
Spread Your Wings
 
User avatar

 
 
Posts: 55
Joined: Fri Aug 30, 2013 4:59 pm
Gender: None specified
Has thanked: 0 time
Been thanked: 3 times

Re: The Freddie Mercury Biopic

Postby Kes » Fri Sep 14, 2018 12:00 pm

AFAIK, Trixie (Freddie's pet name for Prenter) came "on the scene" around News Of The World, so if you wanted to feel Fred was "going off the rails", you could move the time frame to wherever you wanted, really.

I, personally think Freddie started going a little bit haywire, when he found Munich, and all it had to offer.
What is left of your dream?
Just the words on your stone.
A man who learnt how to teach,
But forgot how to learn.
 
Kes
Moderator
 
User avatar

 
 
Posts: 14901
Images: 747
Joined: Tue Apr 13, 2010 8:41 am
Location: London, England
Gender: Male
Has thanked: 9 times
Been thanked: 368 times

Re: The Freddie Mercury Biopic

Postby Sir Didymus » Fri Sep 14, 2018 12:20 pm

MillionaireWaltz'd wrote:Freddie's moustache representing his descent into hedonism might be a narrative symbol however - it's not necessary to change the timeline to accommodate a few lip follicles. Flying in the face of accuracy for the sake of doing something that good writing could do on its own is silly. Besides, Freddie's physical appearance and stylistic changes of 1978-1980 told that without the moustache. The leather-clad, climbing on Superman, Village People-esque Freddie is about as clear as the narrative needs.

And it irks me a bit that we're seeing the "I Want To Break Free" video being made over 1978-1980 era. Yes, because we were all dying to see the narrative depth that video's conception could take us down instead of the former.

Argue about narrative symbolism all you want, but the omission of the Jazz era - the time where Freddie nose-dived into a destructive lifestyle of sex and cocaine, is a staggering omission and if you want to say the filmmakers did XYZ for narrative plot reasons, you'll have to admit ignoring the Jazz/Crazy Tour era is a glaring blind spot/dumb decision.


It's also at risk of being downright offensive to the LGBTQAI+ community, by reducing Freddie's hedonism down to a 'gay clone' look. The moustache came later... I'm very cautious how the movie touches on sexuality right now.
"Years will come, years will go, and politicians will do f*** all to make the world a better place. But all over the world, young men and young women will always dream dreams and put those dreams into song."
The Count
 
Sir Didymus
Suburban Wonderfox
 
User avatar

 
 
Posts: 2453
Images: 0
Joined: Thu Apr 15, 2010 7:58 am
Location: Manchester, mostly.
Gender: Male
Has thanked: 106 times
Been thanked: 69 times

Re: The Freddie Mercury Biopic

Postby VaudevilleDeMille » Fri Sep 14, 2018 1:18 pm

Agreed. One of my biggest fears about the film is reducing Freddie to a man who simply defined by his personal life, rather than being the artist he was.

After all, one's sexuality is only a part of oneself.
 
VaudevilleDeMille
Spread Your Wings
 
User avatar

 
 
Posts: 236
Joined: Sun Apr 15, 2018 7:47 am
Location: Wolverhampton
Gender: Male
Has thanked: 62 times
Been thanked: 15 times

Re: The Freddie Mercury Biopic

Postby Herr von Keil » Fri Sep 14, 2018 5:14 pm

New cast interview bits. Not sure if this has been posted before..

phpBB [video]
Guten Morgen, sie wünschten geweckt zu werden.
 
Herr von Keil
Spread Your Wings
 
User avatar

 
 
Posts: 42
Joined: Fri Jun 24, 2011 12:56 pm
Location: Berlin
Gender: Male
Has thanked: 0 time
Been thanked: 9 times

Re: The Freddie Mercury Biopic

Postby Another_Roger » Fri Sep 14, 2018 5:38 pm

I feel a bit sorry for G.Lee and Rami Malek in this interview when they fail to recognize "Stone Cold Crazy", "It's a hard life" and Innuendo. I am actually a bit surprised that they didnt manage one of them, but still quite mean thing to do to them. Even though they dont know every song I am in no doubt that they researched lots about their personalities. Thats definitely the case for Rami. And it shows that they dont like this at all also as they probably feel a bit embarassed.

phpBB [video]
 
Another_Roger
We Will Rock You
 
User avatar

 
 
Posts: 973
Joined: Wed Jul 07, 2010 9:18 pm
Gender: None specified
Has thanked: 3 times
Been thanked: 57 times

Re: The Freddie Mercury Biopic

Postby fosterol » Sat Sep 15, 2018 6:40 am

Im damn sure they will do a marvellous job and great work actors, however.....
I hate the devices used for narrative , i.e the moustache through the 70s
Malik looks like a Miracle video extra. I couldn't give a toss he is 30+ he looks far too young and scrawny to be Freddie.
Nope I detest yet another piece of over commercialism of Queen. There seems nothing they won't do and having been with Queen as a fan since 1974, I love the fact they are around doing stuff, but kind of don't like the way they do it. The way to do it is release a fucking ANTHOLOGY, not a film....
Hey ho, each to their own.......
 
fosterol
We Will Rock You
 
User avatar

 
 
Posts: 963
Joined: Wed Apr 21, 2010 9:19 pm
Gender: None specified
Has thanked: 15 times
Been thanked: 10 times

Re: The Freddie Mercury Biopic

Postby Tatterdemalion_ » Sat Sep 15, 2018 8:59 am

Another_Roger wrote:I feel a bit sorry for G.Lee and Rami Malek in this interview when they fail to recognize "Stone Cold Crazy", "It's a hard life" and Innuendo. I am actually a bit surprised that they didnt manage one of them, but still quite mean thing to do to them. Even though they dont know every song I am in no doubt that they researched lots about their personalities. Thats definitely the case for Rami. And it shows that they dont like this at all also as they probably feel a bit embarassed.

phpBB [video]


Yes very strange this. If Rami had hand written lyrics to Freddie's songs, you'd have thought IAHL would have been one of them. I'd have thought that song song would be perfect in the film. Also for Gwilym to say 'Yesterday' after stating he was a Beatles fan is weird too!
You can be anything you want to be,
Just turn yourself into anything you think that you could ever be.
 
Tatterdemalion_
Spread Your Wings
 
User avatar

 
 
Posts: 41
Joined: Mon Apr 11, 2011 9:14 am
Gender: Male
Has thanked: 0 time
Been thanked: 1 time

Re: The Freddie Mercury Biopic

Postby Frank » Sat Sep 15, 2018 12:17 pm

Meh...it doesn't bother me in the slightest that they couldn't name those three songs. Going by both the trailers and most recent interviews I'm more than confident that they did their homework. They haven't lived and breathed their music like us...clearly it's touched us in a different way. I'm not going to lose sleep over it.

I share the concern of others regarding 'brushing' over the late seventies and using Freddie's stache as a device to simplify the transition from young innocent to Fred to burning the candle on both ends Fred. I'm not going to pretend it doesn't bother me, or that it won't distract me while watching the film. Frankly, I hate it. I wish they would have figured out a way to work that part of his career into the movie. But at the same time, I also realize they're trying to straddle a very fine line. Telling the story so that it flows appropriately and doesn't feel disjointed is a process I would never in a million years would want to attempt.

Perhaps it'll work the way it's written. Perhaps it won't...for us fans. Either way, I hope the movie is a success. That to me is far more important than getting every detail exactly right. I want this movie to reach out to new fans. And hopefully, it will satisfy us die hards. I think it will...but I won't hold my breath just yet. Though I'm still freaking excited for this film!!
 
Frank
The Show Must Go On
 
User avatar

 
 
Posts: 1216
Joined: Sat Apr 17, 2010 1:54 pm
Gender: Male
Has thanked: 84 times
Been thanked: 43 times

Re: The Freddie Mercury Biopic

Postby Pingu » Sat Sep 15, 2018 3:50 pm

Yeah I don't care either. They're actors paid to act (and promote the project), not to be experts on (or even fans of) Queen. I severely doubt they went out and bought every Queen album the day they got the part then listened to them non stop, memorising all the titles and lyrics..
 
Pingu
We Will Rock You
 
User avatar

 
 
Posts: 588
Images: 0
Joined: Mon Jun 21, 2010 3:24 pm
Gender: None specified
Has thanked: 11 times
Been thanked: 48 times

Re: The Freddie Mercury Biopic

Postby Frank » Sat Sep 15, 2018 9:32 pm

So the movie is 1 hour and 46 minutes long, which probably includes credits. It's not a huge deal, but I was hoping for a 2 hour affair. Also, in that 30 minute interview with Rami and Gwylym they mention they did a full run of the Live Aid performance, and how it was a real workout. My question is, exactly how much time are they dedicating to Live Aid? Are they really going to go through each song? Surely not.
 
Frank
The Show Must Go On
 
User avatar

 
 
Posts: 1216
Joined: Sat Apr 17, 2010 1:54 pm
Gender: Male
Has thanked: 84 times
Been thanked: 43 times

Re: The Freddie Mercury Biopic

Postby Peace Loving Guy » Sun Sep 16, 2018 12:05 am

Lover Boy wrote:So the movie is 1 hour and 46 minutes long, which probably includes credits. It's not a huge deal, but I was hoping for a 2 hour affair. Also, in that 30 minute interview with Rami and Gwylym they mention they did a full run of the Live Aid performance, and how it was a real workout. My question is, exactly how much time are they dedicating to Live Aid? Are they really going to go through each song? Surely not.


My friend said from the 20th Century Fox screening:

You also know from the trailer that the Live Aid concert is part of the film. I feel like Queen fans who are intimately familiar with this concert and have watched it a hundred times will really enjoy seeing them recreate it in the movie! (That scene goes on for a long time!)

They considered the scene too long, but did not see it in it's proper context.
 
Peace Loving Guy
Spread Your Wings
 
User avatar

 
 
Posts: 128
Joined: Mon Mar 17, 2014 8:00 am
Gender: None specified
Has thanked: 8 times
Been thanked: 23 times

Re: The Freddie Mercury Biopic

Postby Frank » Sun Sep 16, 2018 12:15 am

Did your friend say about how long?
 
Frank
The Show Must Go On
 
User avatar

 
 
Posts: 1216
Joined: Sat Apr 17, 2010 1:54 pm
Gender: Male
Has thanked: 84 times
Been thanked: 43 times

Re: The Freddie Mercury Biopic

Postby Peace Loving Guy » Sun Sep 16, 2018 12:46 am

Lover Boy wrote:Did your friend say about how long?


"Very long".

And they only saw up until the improv! Interestingly they are also of the opinion it'll be too much to show the entire Live Aid set.
 
Peace Loving Guy
Spread Your Wings
 
User avatar

 
 
Posts: 128
Joined: Mon Mar 17, 2014 8:00 am
Gender: None specified
Has thanked: 8 times
Been thanked: 23 times

Re: The Freddie Mercury Biopic

Postby Frank » Sun Sep 16, 2018 1:12 am

Peace Loving Guy wrote:
Lover Boy wrote:Did your friend say about how long?


"Very long".

And they only saw up until the improv! Interestingly they are also of the opinion it'll be too much to show the entire Live Aid set.


Maybe they'll show a little here and a little there. It won't be all one big scene, but rather moments from the gig scattered throughout the film, ultimately ending with We Are The Champions. Just a thought.

I just think it's weird to do the entire set which would take about 20 minutes. No matter how incredible it may look and sound. But I guess we'll see, won't we?
 
Frank
The Show Must Go On
 
User avatar

 
 
Posts: 1216
Joined: Sat Apr 17, 2010 1:54 pm
Gender: Male
Has thanked: 84 times
Been thanked: 43 times

PreviousNext

Return to The Show Must Go On

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: QueenVault and 6 guests