The Freddie Mercury Biopic

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Re: The Freddie Mercury Biopic

Postby TheHero » Sat Feb 02, 2019 5:05 pm

I think I share your opinions on this Frank.
in reality, in concert, Freddie was more masculine, and he
had even more humour than in the biopic.
The one playing Brian is spot on I think. He is almost perfect. I can't complain. Brian is more gentle maybe.. The movie does not capture the versatility of Queen good enough. But there is not time enough.
 
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Re: The Freddie Mercury Biopic

Postby Frank » Sat Feb 02, 2019 5:34 pm

Also, not once has the scene where Freddie gets his diagnosis moved me. There was nothing to the scene. It didn't come anywhere close to the reality of what the man was going through. He went years knowing it might be too late, but not knowing for sure. He had to endure the press hounding him after returning from a beautiful vacation in Japan with Jim. He even had to watch his own friends die of the disease. It was an emotional rollercoaster ride. But instead the film chose to acknowledge his diagnosis with no depth of understanding. To an extent, I understand and agree with them for not making his illness the main theme in the film, because I think we can all agree Freddie didn't want his legacy to be about his disease, but they could have done more with it. It'd have given them the drama they were craving without resorting to clichéd untruths. And the rest of the movie they could spend celebrating his extraordinary career.
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Re: The Freddie Mercury Biopic

Postby TheHero » Sat Feb 02, 2019 6:44 pm

Good points. I remember thinking that the movie tried
a bit too much being happy at the end. I would not mind if the story was a bit darker/sad, because that would only add to the contrast to their great songs.
I also miss the 1986 era, the songs for Highlander.. Who Wants To Live Forever, A Kind Of Magic, Princes Of The Universe.

The way I see it, the biopic would be perfect for a trilogy, using the same actors for the band :

Part I: Bohemian Rhapsody (1973-1979)
Part II: Under Pressure (1980-1985)
Part III: The Show Must Go On (1986-1991)

It could also be a two-part biopic, with part 2 from 1986-1991 (including Highlander, Knebworth, Barcelona, The Miracle and Innuendo).
 
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Re: The Freddie Mercury Biopic

Postby MillionaireWaltz'd » Sat Feb 02, 2019 7:39 pm

TheHero wrote:I also miss the 1986 era, the songs for Highlander.. Who Wants To Live Forever, A Kind Of Magic, Princes Of The Universe.


I don't.
:-P

The only thing I care for during the 1986 era is a small handful of tracks off A Kind of Magic and a few tour shows.

For me, 1981-1986 is Queen's weakest period, hands down.

TheHero wrote:The way I see it, the biopic would be perfect for a trilogy, using the same actors for the band :

Part I: Bohemian Rhapsody (1973-1979)
Part II: Under Pressure (1980-1985)
Part III: The Show Must Go On (1986-1991)


It could've benefited from being a mini-series.
 
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Re: The Freddie Mercury Biopic

Postby MillionaireWaltz'd » Sat Feb 02, 2019 7:40 pm

I still don't get why Rami was made to play Freddie so humourless. And a bit too frilly.

Again, his slowed, Tommy Wiseau-like speech patterns were just...odd.
 
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Re: The Freddie Mercury Biopic

Postby Frank » Sat Feb 02, 2019 8:23 pm

MillionaireWaltz'd wrote:
TheHero wrote:The way I see it, the biopic would be perfect for a trilogy, using the same actors for the band :

Part I: Bohemian Rhapsody (1973-1979)
Part II: Under Pressure (1980-1985)
Part III: The Show Must Go On (1986-1991)


It could've benefited from being a mini-series.


Queen16 made a two part video discussing how he'd break the story up into a mini-series on Netflix. Thought it was quite interesting. Though a trilogy sounds superb as well.

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Re: The Freddie Mercury Biopic

Postby Broooklyn » Sun Feb 03, 2019 9:45 pm

My brother's wife has seen the film 8 times now, and loved it. She was not a follower of Queen. My brother saw it once and he liked it; he lived with me, so he was a reluctant fan/listener by proxy. Him and I spoke today and he was all for the movie until his "I didn't know that Queen/Freddie..." comments came forward. I told him that what he questioned was mostly fictional in the movie, and thus, he doesn't know how he feels about the movie now. That said, my brother now understands why I went waaay overboard with my Queen obsession all those years ago, so I guess that is a plus.
 
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Re: The Freddie Mercury Biopic

Postby Inny » Sun Feb 03, 2019 11:08 pm

I am sure this has been discussed to the max on here in more than one place but I don't know where to look. Would someone be so kind as to tell me exactly what parts Marc Martel sung in the movie and what parts are Freddie? And is there anyone else singing Freddie's parts? Thanks in advance. Much appreciated.
 
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Re: The Freddie Mercury Biopic

Postby Frank » Mon Feb 04, 2019 12:00 am

Off the top of my head...so hopefully I don't forget anything...and I reserve the right to be wrong with any of these...

Doing Alright - Marc
Happy Birthday - Marc
Lazing on a Sunday Afternoon - Marc
Killer Queen - Freddie
Keep Yourself Alive - Freddie
Fat Bottomed Girls - Freddie
Love Of My Life (scene with Prenter) - Marc
Bohemian Rhapsody - All of it was Freddie
We Will Rock You - Freddie (I'm 98% sure about this)
Day-Oh in Garden Lodge - Rami (could be wrong, but it sounded too much like his voice)
Another One Bites The Dust - Rami/Freddie
I Want to Break Free - Freddie
Hammer to Fall rehearsal - Marc
Live Aid - All of it was Freddie

So really, Marc wasn't used all that much. Just to connect the dots for certain scenes. I'm pretty happy about that.
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Re: The Freddie Mercury Biopic

Postby Inny » Mon Feb 04, 2019 12:35 am

Frank wrote:Off the top of my head...so hopefully I don't forget anything...and I reserve the right to be wrong with any of these...

Doing Alright - Marc
Happy Birthday - Marc
Lazing on a Sunday Afternoon - Marc
Killer Queen - Freddie
Keep Yourself Alive - Freddie
Fat Bottomed Girls - Freddie
Love Of My Life (scene with Prenter) - Marc
Bohemian Rhapsody - All of it was Freddie
We Will Rock You - Freddie (I'm 98% sure about this)
Day-Oh in Garden Lodge - Rami (could be wrong, but it sounded too much like his voice)
Another One Bites The Dust - Rami/Freddie
I Want to Break Free - Freddie
Hammer to Fall rehearsal - Marc
Live Aid - All of it was Freddie

So really, Marc wasn't used all that much. Just to connect the dots for certain scenes. I'm pretty happy about that.


Yea, I am pretty happy he wasn't used as much as I was thinking he would be, too. Thank you so much, Frank, for helping out in posting this for me. I hope others can learn from it, too.
 
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Re: The Freddie Mercury Biopic

Postby Frank » Mon Feb 04, 2019 1:41 am

My pleasure, Inny. For all my complaints about the film, I have no problem praising the way they treated Freddie's vocals. It was done exceptionally well. Or as well as one might expect.
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Re: The Freddie Mercury Biopic

Postby adatr » Mon Feb 04, 2019 4:57 pm

Can anyone explain the "touch the sky" comment Friday makes at the end of the rehearsal when he tells the band about his diagnosis

He says it in a child like voice , I'm wondering is this a continuity error whereby he said this as a child in that part of the screenplay but that scene got deleted from the final cut ?
 
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Re: The Freddie Mercury Biopic

Postby Writergirl » Tue Feb 05, 2019 12:47 am

adatr wrote:Can anyone explain the "touch the sky" comment Friday makes at the end of the rehearsal when he tells the band about his diagnosis

He says it in a child like voice , I'm wondering is this a continuity error whereby he said this as a child in that part of the screenplay but that scene got deleted from the final cut ?


Do you mean when he says "A touch of the heavens"? I've watched the digital version and he says "Well, then, we'll touch the sky!" in a regular voice.

But he does say "A touch of the heavens" in a somewhat high voice. Maybe that's the line you're thinking of? It's right after he says "I'm going to give the people what they want". To me it just sounds like he's speaking as an adult but in a lighter voice.
 
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Re: The Freddie Mercury Biopic

Postby mikespit » Tue Feb 05, 2019 1:47 am

Writergirl wrote:
adatr wrote:Can anyone explain the "touch the sky" comment Friday makes at the end of the rehearsal when he tells the band about his diagnosis

He says it in a child like voice , I'm wondering is this a continuity error whereby he said this as a child in that part of the screenplay but that scene got deleted from the final cut ?


Do you mean when he says "A touch of the heavens"? I've watched the digital version and he says "Well, then, we'll touch the sky!" in a regular voice.

But he does say "A touch of the heavens" in a somewhat high voice. Maybe that's the line you're thinking of? It's right after he says "I'm going to give the people what they want". To me it just sounds like he's speaking as an adult but in a lighter voice.



This is one of my favourite scenes, I love Freddie's speech here.
 
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Re: The Freddie Mercury Biopic

Postby Frank » Tue Feb 05, 2019 1:54 am

It's one of my favorites as well. It sort of encapsulates the way he lived out the rest of his life. Him not wanting to be an AIDS poster boy, wanting to give the people what they want, and not wanting to talk about his condition any further rang true to who the real man was. Some people have complained about this scene because it's two years too soon...but in my mind that whole scene, and the Live Aid scene of course, symbolizes the rest of their career. And I had no problem with that.
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