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Post  misery guts on Wed Jan 31, 2018 7:59 am

Freddie Mercury - The Great Pretender
From 2012, and promoting a new orchestral reworking of his solo Barcelona LP, a project I don't recall hearing about, this looked at his works from around 1984 onwards, through his 2 solo LPs, their contrasting successes, working with Montserrat Caballe, finding helpful co-workers, and reluctantly giving interviews. There was a lot of good archive of him chatting, as well as many usual faces filling in the rest. The story even included the Made In Heaven project.
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Post  misery guts on Fri Mar 30, 2018 8:46 am

Brian May says the new biopic will be out in November:

"A bumpy road"
"Movies that mean anything very often go through a very difficult gestation period and this is probably no exception," May told the BBC.
"This is an interesting experience for Roger and me because we have so little power. To get the movie made you basically sign away all your control."
He's not taking the blame.
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Post  misery guts on Fri May 18, 2018 7:24 am

The film trailer is here:

Bohemian Rhapsody
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Post  misery guts on Fri Sep 07, 2018 7:10 am

Queen - Live at the Rainbow '74
From November 1974, at a time when they were previewing/promoting Sheer Heart Attack, so a set notable for many early hits which were dropped later when convenient. Ogre Battle, for example, seems unlikely to turn up in the biopic. The weird part was an encore that crowbarred in bashes at Hey Big Spender and Jailhouse Rock, which seem somewhat askance.
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Post  misery guts on Sat Oct 06, 2018 1:27 am

Opera legend Montserrat Caballe has died at the age of 85:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-45769808

Her pop connection is her friendship and big duet with Freddie Mercury on the song Barcelona, released originally in 1987, and then re-released in connection with the Olympiad in 1992. RIP  Sad
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Post  misery guts on Wed Oct 24, 2018 7:31 am

The Bo Rhap film had its premiere last night. Remi Malek has got good plaudits as Freddie, more than the rest of the film anyway.
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Post  misery guts on Sat Nov 03, 2018 1:17 pm

The Story of Bohemian Rhapsody
This 2004 doc took Brian and Roger back to the studio where they made A Night at the Opera so they could relate some old anecdotes. Producer Roy Thomas Baker was more useful. Celebrity fans like Noddy Holder, Joe Elliott and Bob Geldof were variable. Again, there was needless discussion of what the lyrics mean, including the nonsense that only Roger knows the real answer and he's sworn never to tell. His mother Jer and sister Kashmira were more interesting to hear from, and video director Bruce Gowers was at least practical about how the video and its effects were done.

Bohemian Rhapsody - special
The producer and many of the main cast talked about their enjoyment in making the film, and in some cases, their total misnomers about the band. Such is the modern way.

Director Stephen Frears has spoken about the aborted version of the project which featured Sacha Baron Cohen, which was set to look at Freddie's private life in more detail, and be appropriately outrageous, which didn't chime with Roger & Brian's plans.
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Post  misery guts on Wed Nov 07, 2018 3:57 pm

Mercury and Me, by Jim Hutton
A moving memoir from Fred's final partner. They met around 1984 and were together until Fred's death. He was a barber at the Savoy, but they became soul mates, and Jim was part of Fred's close network of friends (with Peter Freestone and others). Jim was with him through his final records, his shopping trips and parties, and the sad final decline with AIDS. After he died, the cosy world at Garden Lodge crumbled as Fred left the place to Mary Austin, who was less romanticised about Freddie. This book was published in 1994, and despite also being HIV positive, Jim didn't die until 2010.
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