Rami Malek is Freddie Mercury in "Bohemian Rhapsody" first look

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  1. eddiel

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    There's already a Bowie biopic in the works called "Stardust" (centered around Bowies 1971 US tour) apparently but the family hasn't licensed any music for it as they don't approve of the movie. However, his son seemed to indicate that they aren't against a movie in general but it would have to be approved by them.
     
  2. PhoenixWoman

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    Because it's a Hollywood movie and nobody in America cared about Queen between 1985 and about 3 years ago.
     
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  3. johnny 99

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    I saw it that night as well on a DVD that I borrowed from our library.
    It was enjoyable and I thought that Rami did a very good job of playing Freddie.
    Having said that (being a Queen fan from 74 to 77 or so), I hated the way they made it look like they played "Fat Bottomed Girls" in 1974. They didn't. I didn't like the way it had them doing "We Will Rock You" in the studio in 1980 or so. Didn't happen that way.
    Most importantly, they should not have had the band break up in 85 (they didn't) and they should not have had Mercury telling the guys before "Live Aid" that he was sick. He wasn't. Queen were tight "live" then because they'd been touring.

    A large part of the movie was fiction, but if you checked your head and just had fun with it, it was enjoyable.

    A lot of artistic license and re-writing history took place with this film.
     
  4. rontoon

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    That's because it wasn't a documentary.
     
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  5. GMfan87'

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    I have seen this thought a few times on line about George Michael movie assumed to be next. Made me think of all the ones over decades they have made of the bigger stars.. don't think there's really that many left. This seems to be Hollywood's latest thing, doesn't interest me greatly. As for him when you are a fan you know so much of the story, seeing someone else play him..i don't really think they should. Heard Boy George is next, can't really fathom big interest in that in the US. Think Springsteen biopic will be done ?
     
  6. Rami Malek’s Freddie Mercury almost appeared in Rocketman

    Apparently there's a Bowie one incoming.

    Johnny Flynn to Play David Bowie in New Bio Movie 'Stardust'
     
  7. chacha

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    Wow, Bohemian Rhapsody is on HBO tonight. I’m amazed they got it so fast.
     
  8. ShockControl

    ShockControl Bon Vivant and Raconteur!

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    Watching tonight at my wife's suggestion.

    Excellent kitteh content!
     
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  9. ShockControl

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    This film is like watching the history of Warner Brother cartoons in reverse: Instead of the teeth getting smaller, they keep getting BIGGER!
     
  10. ShockControl

    ShockControl Bon Vivant and Raconteur!

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    That was some real suck.

    But as a lifelong Bugs Bunny fan, I felt vindicated that the toofs kept getting BIGGER AND BIGGER!
     
  11. Bobby Morrow

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  12. Jack White

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    Is this the film that Bowie's family has already disavowed?
     
  13. Bobby Morrow

    Bobby Morrow Forum Resident

    Looking upthread, it appears it is.
     
  14. FaithMonkey

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    Also I've read somewhere that Elvis biopic on 2021!
     
  15. OberonOz

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    Baz Luhrmann is doing an Elvis biopic with Austin Butler as Elvis and Tom Hanks as Col. Tom Parker. Should be spectacular :)
     
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  16. Unknown Delight

    Unknown Delight Alan Myers Jazz Heads Unite!

    Yes, he does indeed.

    Good ol' Deacy was the smart business minded gent who made sure all the contracting deals were good for them all.

    :)

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  17. interesting. :shh:
     

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